The easiest short rib recipe ever! This Instant Pot red wine braised short ribs recipe is goof-proof, fall-off-the-bone delicious, rich in flavor and tastes like you’ve been cooking for hours.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do you partake? Truthfully, I’ve never been over the moon about it, regardless of my relationship status, but I will say I can always get on board with a romantic meal for two.

Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - a classic recipe for short ribs made easy in your pressure cooker |

Enter: Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

Because my Paleo Instant Pot Short Ribs  were such a hit, I figured I would re-visit the concept by stepping up the sexy factor a couple thousand degrees by using red wine.

For me, beef and wine are a match made in heaven, and the way I see it, this makes for the ultimate date night in. It’s actually very simple!

…Yet very snazzy, indeed!

Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - a classic recipe for short ribs made easy in your pressure cooker |

The short ribs are braised in red wine with mushrooms, onion, and herbs, making them ultra flavorful. Cooking the ribs in the Instant Pot yields a miraculously tender result – the meat is fall-off-the-bone delicious!

I paired the red wine braised short ribs with Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes.

You guys, you don’t want to skip the mashed potatoes! They turn out so bold in flavor and are silky-smooth! I typically blend mind in the blender with ghee or grass-fed butter and coconut milk. 

Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - a classic recipe for short ribs made easy in your pressure cooker |

When all is said and done, the ingredients needed to make this recipe are straightforward and the whole meal is fun to prepare.

If you like making recipes in parts, either the mashed potatoes or the short ribs (or both) can be made days ahead of time and reheated.

If you are intolerant to or simply choose to stay away from potatoes, check out my Creamy Mashed Rutabaga with Caramelized Onions.

They’re amazingly delicious! If you’re wanting to keep it low-carb, whip up a batch of cauliflower rice, roasted vegetables, or a big green salad.

…And if you follow a Low-FODMAP diet, no sweat – you can still omit the onions and garlic from this recipe and end up with a delicious, satisfying meal.

Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - a classic recipe for short ribs made easy in your pressure cooker |

Pair the meal with a nice glass of wine for a beautiful meal!

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For a fancy evening in!

Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs - a classic recipe for short ribs made easy in your pressure cooker |

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

4.70 from 13 votes
Take your romantic dinner to the next level with Red Wine Braised Short Ribs! This simple yet decadent recipe is made goof-proof in the pressure cooker!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 3 to 4 people


Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms optional
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine such as Malbec or Cab
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour optional
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste optional

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes:


Prepare the Short Ribs:

  • Plug in the Instant Pot, add the avocado oil and set to the Saute mode. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until the onion has softened. 
  • Scoot onions off to the side and place short ribs on the hot surface. Cook 3 minutes on each side, or until the short ribs have a nice sear on both sides. 
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the tapioca flour and tomato paste. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot and pressure cook on high 35 minutes. Once the Instant Pot has finished its course, allow it to go into the Keep Warm mode for 30 minutes. Remove the lid and transfer the meat to a plate.

Prepare the Gravy:

  • If desired, make gravy out of the rib juices. To do so, press Saute on the Instant Pot and add the tapioca flour and tomato paste. Bring mixture to a full boil, stirring constantly. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until a thick gravy has formed. Taste gravy for flavor and add sea salt to taste. 

Make Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes:

  • Cut the top off a bulb of garlic and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and roast in the oven 40 minutes at 375 degrees F. Allow garlic to cool, then peel all of the cloves.
  • Chop the Yukon gold potatoes into thirds, add them to a pot, and fill with water. Bring to a full boil and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or until potatoes are very tender when poked with a fork. Drain the potatoes.
  • Add roasted garlic, cooked potatoes, ghee, coconut milk, and sea salt to a blender. Blend until desired consistency is achieved. Note: if you have a potato masher, you can mash everything together in the same pot you used to cook the potatoes.
  • Serve beef short ribs over roasted garlic mashed potatoes with gravy.


Serving: 1of 3 · Calories: 741kcal · Carbohydrates: 6g · Protein: 54g · Fat: 55g · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 2g
Author: Julia
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bone in short ribs, instant pot, Instant Pot short ribs, paleo, pressure cooker, primal, red wine braised short ribs, short ribs recipe
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Julia Mueller
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Julia Mueller

Julia Mueller is a recipe developer, cookbook author, and founder of The Roasted Root. She has authored three bestselling cookbooks, – Paleo Power Powers, Delicious Probiotic Drinks, and The Quintessential Kale Cookbook. Her recipes have been featured in several national publications such as BuzzFeed, Self, Tasty, Country Living,, etc.

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Questions and Reviews

  1. Carlo and I are a huge fan of the Paleo Instapot Short Ribs. The tang of the cherry juice was a hit. I am looking forward to trying this new recipe. I am sure you have hit another out of the ball park!

    1. @Julia, Thank you, but I’ve heard this recipe is killer. I’ll just follow instruction for crock pot and sauté ingredients, then add to slow cooker🙌