Pressure Cooker Short Ribs is the most mouthwatering and delicious recipe that you will taste this season. The tender, fall-off-the-bone, short ribs are “braised” in the pressure cooker with brandy and Middle East spices. Accompany these short ribs with mashed pumpkin-cauliflower seasoned only with brown butter, and top the dish with a runny yolk fried egg, a tangy pickled red onion, and brighten up with lightly seasoned microgreens and Alfalfa Sprouts. This recipe is perfect for an amazing brunch, lunch or dinner.
Hello my friends. I have been cooking this pressure cooker short ribs recipe many times since I first tried it at the Rustic Table Restaurant in NYC several years ago. I never got the original recipe, and I have been playing with the seasoning until I felt confident enough to share with you my version of the recipe. Today is the day. The complete meal can be made in under one hour and 30 minutes because we are taking a shortcut using a pressure cooker. The recipe card below may look complicated and lengthy, but don’t get scared. I’m providing two ways on how to cook the short ribs in the pressure cooker (instant pot) and the Dutch oven. You only need to follow the one that fits what you have at home. I am also sharing a recipe for my favorite quick pickled red onions, which also makes the recipe card look long. Don’t worry, you can do this!
Pressure Cooker Short Ribs can be ready in 45 minutes
This pressure cooker short ribs recipe is easy and straightforward to make. Once the short ribs are cooking in the pressure cooker and the pumpkin is roasting in the oven, they both only take 45 minutes. During the 45 minute wait time, you can make the quick pickled red onions and steam the cauliflower, and you will still have time to take a short break before the short ribs and pumpkin are ready. If you don’t want the pickled onion, you can eliminate them, but I truly recommend including them because every ingredient plays a significant role in the final dish.
Everybody today is using an instant pot, but I haven’t jumped on the instant pot bandwagon yet. I think the instant pot is used for the exact same purposes that I use my pressure cooker, except maybe a few additional features that I don’t need right now. If you have an instant pot, the steps for this short ribs recipe apply the same way. I have been using the Cuisinart pressure cooker for over ten years now, and love the faster cooking time it provides. With it I have created amazing recipes, and one of those recipes is a lamb recipe cooked with eggplant to create a thick sauce with a Middle East influence. This lamb recipe is SUPER delicious.
For these pressure cooker short ribs, I made a pumpkin-cauliflower mash seasoned only with brown butter. I first made this recipe last year, but never published it because last autumn we were going through a difficult painful time. Geoffrey’s mother was going through her second battle with cancer and then passed away. We obviously were not in the mood for creating a lot of recipes, and so last Fall we just released two recipes.
Better than homemade brown butter
Whenever I cook these pressure cooker short ribs, I would make homemade brown butter for the pumpkin-cauliflower mash. But not since we got in touch with Andrew Black & Eric Bolyard. This fantastic duo is the producer of shelf-stable brown butter that blows my mind. Can you imagine that you don’t have to make brown butter every time you need it, and the only thing you need to do is open a jar? You can schmear it on toast, vegetables or bagels; melt and use on popcorn, eggs and pancakes; create a sauce for pasta, fish & meats; or bake in cookies, cakes and pies. The best part of this brown butter is that it doesn’t need refrigeration after opening, which makes it easier to use any time.
Pumpkin-Cauliflower Mash: Side Dish for Pressure Cooker Short Ribs
I know for some people the perfect side dish for short ribs is mashed potatoes, which is certainly one of my favorites. But I decided to lighten up the recipe with a mashed mix of pumpkin and cauliflower. For the mashed pumpkin-cauliflower, you can use any pumpkin variety that is in season and cauliflower is always available.
Some of the benefits of eating pumpkin & cauliflower are:
- Cauliflower is an excellent source of antioxidants, including vitamin C, manganese, carotenoids & phytonutrients. It also contains vitamin K and omega-3, two anti-inflammatory nutrients, and is an excellent source of protein, phosphorus, and potassium.
- Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, which aids in vision, and, like cauliflower, is rich in carotenoids such as beta-carotene. It is high in fiber, potassium (more than a banana), and vitamin C, and is low in calories
This pressure cooker short ribs with brown butter mashed pumpkin-cauliflower can be eaten just like that. But what really makes this recipe unique is the addition of a fried egg, the tanginess of the quick pickled red onions, and finally to help lighten up this dish, lightly seasoned microgreens for a beautiful green crunchy bite. The recipe card has all the ingredients and instructions for the pickled red onion.
What to do with leftover ingredients from pressure cooker short ribs
The best part of this recipe is that you will have plenty of leftover ingredients you can re-purpose to make other similar recipes, or enhance this short rib recipe. For example:
- You will have some sauce and vegetables left in the pressure cooker. Use some of the liquid and adjust the seasoning for a sauce, or add some of the vegetables to the initial dish
- Blend the leftover sauce and veggies, adjusting the seasoning, and mix with the leftover short ribs to make a shepherd’s pie style dish, and top with the mashed pumpkin-cauliflower.
- Make tacos with the left-over short ribs, and top with the pickled red onions and microgreens or alfalfa sprouts.
- Mix the mashed pumpkin-cauliflower with goat cheese, Parmesan or any of your favorite cheese and bake it.
What can I make with Leftover Roasted Pumpkin?
Depending on the size of your pumpkin, you could have some roasted pumpkin left which you can put in the freezer for future recipes. Some other pumpkin recipe ideas are:
- Pumpkin bisque,
- Pumpkin hummus
- Pumpkin pasta sauce,
- Here are 9 Easy Savory Pumpkin Recipes you will want to try,
- and 8 Sweet Pumpkin Spice Recipes you will want to make.
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