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Braised Short Ribs Recipe Prepared in Pressure Cooker

Short Ribs with Wine and ThymeNervous about using wine in your cooking?  Don’t be!  In this recipe posted  I share how I personally create a fantastic 5-star meal using a pressure cooker, wine, and short ribs!  Your dinner guest or significant other will be impressed with the flavor while you spend little time preparing.  Be sure to take advantage of the print option in this Braised Short Ribs Recipe.

Braised Short Rib Recipe

Short Ribs Plate
short ribs

This recipe is using the Power Pressure Cooker I highly recommend.  You can use other brands and the Instant Pot just be sure to follow settings for meat recommendations.  Each appliance has different settings but basically does the same thing.  Be sure to check out my wine recommendations below this post for cooking.  NOTE: When you cook with wine it cooks off the alcohol so you won’t get drunk from the recipe. 


  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 lbs beef short ribs
  • 1 1/2 cups red wine / preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  • 8 small cut in 1/2 red potatoes


  1. Set pressure cooker on saute or heat setting until Olive Oil is bubbling ready to saute
  2. Add onions and garlic – saute for about 5 minutes or until the onions are soft
  3. Move Onions over to one side of pressure cooker – add ribs to brown on each side. Flip the piece of meat once the side is brown. Browning takes about 5 minutes so keep an eye on the meat.
  4. Once meat is browned spread the saute onion on complete bottom and sit meat on top.
  5. Cover Meat with sliced mushrooms and spices.
  6. Pour wine over the top of the ingredients before adding the potatoes
  7. Do not stir – just put pressure cooker lid on and cook as directed for meat. The Pressure cooker I use takes about 15 minutes.
  8. Serve once the pressure cooker as self released (about 10 minutes)

Recipe and photos by Creative Living and Growing with Bren Haas.

In The Kitchen

This was funny.. the next photo I totally staged for my husband.  When he walked into the kitchen curious about what was for dinner.  I said “Having a little wine while I cook up the rib roast”.   See the photo below.  His eyes bulged out with surprise.

A glass of wine with dinner

Now that is a glass of wine!

Sweet Onions

Saute Sweet Onions


Wine For This Dish

Cooking with wine is super easy as long as you follow 1 rule. My #1 rule is to always cook with wine you would drink.  If you don’t drink wine because you don’t like the flavor then you will want to substitute wine for a beef broth.  However, once you try this recipe you will agree that the wine only brings out the best in this beef.  Below are two wines that are available at Aldi Grocery Stores.  You can use InstaCart App to get yours delivered this afternoon!  Do a taste test and tell me what you think.

Wine Review Information

Winking Owl Wine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I’ve been a fan of the Winking Owl Wines for many years.  What caught my attention was the price tag!   Open a bottle and it is like drinking a bottle of wine that costs double at the other grocery stores.  My favorite has always been the Cabernet Sauvignon by Winking Owl.  In fact, I’ve hosted many parties serving this ‘cheap’ wine.  Let me tell you,  NOT ALL CHEAP WINES are the same.  The Cabernet Sauvignon is a semi-dry wine that has a nice bold flavor with no weird after taste. Subtle flavors of blackberry, plum, toasted oak and a hint of vanilla. I highly recommend buying 2 of these bottles to use in the recipe and to serve with the dinner.  You can thank me later! 

Cabernet Sauvignon by Winking Owl

Read more about Winking Owl Wine at the official Aldi Website.

30 Miles Napa California ⭐⭐⭐

I had to grab this bottle of wine because I think it was new and expensive for Aldi – $17.99. Opening with aromas of dark berries and cocoa, this full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits notes of ripe blackberry, cassis, and vanilla, finishing long with velvety tannins. Pairs well with red meats, duck, and robust red sauces.  It was good.. but the Winking Owls flavor was comparable.   In fact, I ended up using the Winking Owl in the meal and still have 1/2 the bottle of 30 Miles Napa left over for pizza night tonight.

My First Pressure Cooker

Power Pressure Cooker XL

I’ve always wanted to try a pressure cooker for preserving food but never really thought about using one for everyday meals.  After looking at all the really awesome recipes featured in the cookbook that came with the Power Pressure Cooker XL I can’t wait to do some instant cooking.   I can now cook up amazing meals in a short time meaning more time in the garden planting.  The Power Pressure Cooker XL used in this post was a gift.

Let’s Connect

Do you use a pressure cooker to create meals?  I’d love to hear from you so please comment in the space below so we can connect.

Happy Cooking!


This is an updated post from a recipe review in 2016.

2 Responses

  1. Oh my this does look good.
    I will have to get myself a pressure cooker. Or maybe I could do thys in my slow cooker Bren? I’ve only ever cooked with the fortified wine ‘marsala’ I have always wanted to try cooking with red wine.
    I’ll let you know once I cook it and show you my results. I’ll go off your Ingredients ? thank you again.

    1. oh yum… chicken marsala? Ask me anything about the beef ribs – happy to help you out. I highly recommend the pressure cookers. They seem to look in the flavor and cook so much quicker.

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