We love the way the Instant Pot or pressure cooker promotes silky, falling-off-the-bone texture for braise-worthy cuts like short ribs. Here, the ribs are paired with an inspired combination of ingredients (miso paste, whole coriander seeds, and apricots) for a dish that's easy -- but memorable enough for special occasions. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).


Credit: Marcus Nilsson

Recipe Summary

Serves 6 to 8


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat a 6-to 8-quart stovetop pressure cooker over medium-high, or set an electric pressure cooker to saute. Season short ribs with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Working in batches, add ribs, fat side down, and cook until browned on all sides, 8 to 10 minutes; transfer to a plate. Pour out all but 2 tablespoons fat from pressure cooker. Add garlic and flour, stirring until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in marsala, stock, apricots, miso, coriander seeds, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Return ribs to pressure cooker along with any accumulated juices.

  • Stovetop: Secure lid. Bring to high pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat to maintain pressure and cook for 60 minutes. Remove from heat, quickly release pressure, then remove lid.

    Electric: Secure lid. Manually set cooker to 60 minutes and let it come to pressure. Once time is complete, turn off, quickly release pressure, then remove lid.

  • Let ribs stand in liquid 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter. Spoon sauce over meat, top with sliced scallions and ginger (if using), and serve.

Cook's Notes

Bone-in ribs take slightly longer than boneless ones, but we prefer their flavor.

Serve over mashed potatoes or with rice.