Cooking short ribs in red wine will deliver an unbelievably rich sauce perfect for spooning over noodles. Serve with a chunk of bread to soak up all the sauce. This is the perfect pressure cooker meal for a fancy dinner at home, whether you're entertaining or just treating yourself.
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups (1-inch-thick) sliced celery
1 cup (1-inch-thick) sliced carrot
6 garlic cloves, sliced
2 (6-inch) rosemary sprigs
1 medium onion, cut into 8 wedges
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1/2 cup cabernet sauvignon or other dry red wine
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon cold water
3 cups hot cooked wide egg noodles
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)
How to Make It
Place 3 tablespoons flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper; dredge in flour. Remove lid from a 6-quart Instant Pot®. Press [Sauté], and use [Adjust] to select "More" mode. When the word "Hot" appears, swirl in oil. Add beef to cooker; cook 8 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from cooker, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in cooker.
Add celery and next 4 ingredients (through onion) to drippings in cooker; sauté 4 minutes. Stir in tomato paste. Add broth, wine, and 1/4 cup water to cooker, scraping cooker to loosen browned bits. Return ribs to cooker. Turn cooker off.
Close and lock the lid of the Instant Pot®. Turn the steam release handle to "Sealing" position. Press [Manual]; select "High Pressure," and use [-] or [+] to choose 52 minutes pressure cooking time. When time is up, turn cooker off. Open the cooker using Quick Pressure Release (page 4).
Remove beef from cooker. Strain cooking liquid through a fine sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Return cooking liquid to cooker. With lid off, press [Sauté], and use [Adjust] to select "More" mode.
Combine 1 tablespoon cold water and 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl. When cooking liquid comes to a boil, add flour mixture, stirring with a whisk. Turn cooker off. Press [Sauté], and use [Adjust] to select "Normal" mode. Simmer, stirring constantly, 3 minutes or until slightly thick. Serve ribs and noodles with sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
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