Would you believe me if I told you that I have never made short ribs before? Not only that, I made these astounding short ribs for just $2!
That’s right! Reg was working late one night so it was just me for dinner. I took these $2 boneless short ribs priced to clear home with me to make that night. So easy and so damn delicious!
This recipe will make enough sauce for probably a dozen ribs so plan accordingly!
You will need: 4-12 boneless short ribs, 1/3 cup water, 1/3 cup soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tsp chili garlic sauce, 2 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp + a little more hoisin sauce and 1 tbsp chopped green onions.
For the slurry you will also need: 1 tbsp cornstarch and 3 tbsp cold water.
Making the Sauce/Marinade
Whisk together everything but the cornstarch and 3 tbsp of cold water.
Now I happened to have time to marinade my ribs so I took a couple of tbsp of the sauce and let the ribs sit in a plastic bag with the sauce in the fridge until dinner time. If you do not have time, do not worry about it.
I put the ribs on the bottom of the Instant Pot and topped with the remainder of the sauce.
I put it on the meat setting for 35 minutes.
I took the pressure off immediately and opened up the Instant Pot.
I removed the ribs and kept them warm while I finished the sauce.
I changed the setting to sauté. I mixed the cornstarch with the cold water then added it to the sauce and let it thicken. This happens fast!
BTW, if you prefer, you could just reduce the sauce but I wanted to eat NOW!!!
These were pretty damn good but I decided to add a little “finishing hoisin” to make the flavour pop even more. Then they were quite perfect!
Oh what an absolute treat!!! I served the super tender ribs over rice with green onions for garnish. Such a fast, tasty, easy yet decadent dinner.
When asked what is for dinner my mom used to always say, “Whatever’s on sale!”
You were a genius Mom. An absolute genius.