Pressure Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs! They are fall apart tender, taste delicious and are easily made in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. This recipe is gluten free.

Pressure Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs

Tasty, tender Pressure Cooker Short Ribs Korean Style! They are fall apart tender, taste delicious and are easily made in your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker. This recipe is gluten free. 

Course Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 674 kcal
Author Sheena Strain


  • 3 lbs beef short ribs or, country style pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 whole jalapeno peppers


  1. Watch my recipe video before you start! It's right after the directions. 

  2. You can use beef short ribs, or country style pork ribs, please read the notes section first for details!

    Add the ribs to the soy sauce and marinate, covered, in the fridge for 1hrs. If you marinate them too long they may become overly salty.

  3. In the inner pot of your Electric Pressure cooker, add the water and the ribs with the soy sauce marinade and garlic.

  4. pour over the sugar.

  5. Push in the whole jalapenos (do not cut them up) down the side of the pot into the marinade and alongside the meat.

    The whole jalapenos impart just a little heat and give a lovely smoky flavor to the finished dish, if you cut them up it will make the sauce much hotter

  6. Lock the lid, turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and using the manual setting, adjust it to cook for 20 minutes at High Pressure for small beef short ribs, please read the recipe note regarding cook times for large square beef short ribs, or country style pork ribs.

    NOTE: the cook time will vary based on the thickness of the pieces of meat, the ribs I had were about 1-1.5 inches thick so 20 minutes was perfect. 

  7. When the cook time time is up, allow the unit to reduce pressure on its own without opening the steam release vent (Natural Release) for at least 12 minutes. 

  8. After 12 minutes you can carefully and slowly release the rest of the pressure.

  9. Serve hot over rice.

    NOTE: If you are not eating this right away and the meat will be sitting in the sauce, PLEASE remove the cooked jalapenos! They will continue to make the liquid hotter if they are left in there and then your family members may protest ;) 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

BEEF SHORT RIBS - There seem to be a couple of different cuts of short ribs out there. The kind I have in the photos are  smaller and on the bone, but there are also a more chunky square cut of short ribs (about 2 inches thick usually) that will take  little longer to cook, try 40 minutes on manual, with 10 minute natural pressure release and see how that works with that size, you can always cook them longer if they need it. 

COUNTRY STYLE PORK RIBS - These are not ribs at all, they are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder and contain no rib bones. They do work very well with this recipe but may take a little longer to cook than the smaller beef ribs, 25 minutes should be enough, it depends on how they are cut, and a ten minute natural pressure release.

Adapted from a year of slow cooking

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Korean Beef Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 146mg49%
Sodium 3418mg149%
Potassium 1082mg31%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Sugar 54g60%
Protein 53g106%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 77mg8%
Iron 7.1mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.