Instant Pot Short Rib-Gouda Ragu

Instant Pot Short Rib-Gouda Ragu


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef short ribs, trimmed
Salt and pepper
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry red wine
5 fresh thyme sprigs
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
1 package (8.8 ounces) uncooked pappardelle pasta or pasta of choice
10 ounces Smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (2 1/2 cups)
Additional shaved Smoked Gouda cheese


1 Select sauté setting on Instant Pot® and set to high heat. Warm olive oil. Pat short ribs dry with a paper towel; season with salt and pepper. Brown short ribs in oil, in batches, on both sides. Set aside.

2 Cook and stir shallots in oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Add wine, stirring to loosen any browned bits from bottom of pot. Cook and stir for 3 minutes longer.

3 Select cancel setting. Add the reserved short ribs, thyme and red pepper flakes. Pour in marinara sauce.

4 Cover and lock lid; ensure vent is closed per manufacturer’s directions. Select manual setting. Increase pressure to high; set time for 30 minutes.

5 Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain. Keep warm.

6 Select cancel setting. Allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes when cooking is complete. Quick release any remaining pressure, as directed by manufacturer.

7 Skim fat from sauce. Remove and discard thyme sprigs. Insert forks to ensure meat is tender. Transfer beef to a cutting board; shred meat. Return beef to sauce. Gradually stir in gouda until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

8 Serve ragu over pasta. Garnish with shaved gouda.

Recipe Tips

Instant Pot® settings may vary per brand; please reference the manufacturer’s directions.

When the Instant Pot® reaches high pressure, the timer will start counting down for 30 minutes.

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