The cold winter months are the coziest time for cooking and eating hearty, slow-braised meat dishes. An Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker allows you to enjoy this intensely satisfying type of meal without spending all day in the kitchen. The recipe below uses the Instant Pot to braise meaty short ribs in a rich, red wine-based sauce. The result is deliciously tender meat and a saucy gravy you’ll want to eat up with a spoon.
Serve this stew with creamy mashed potatoes or polenta — either choice will soak up the luxurious sauce. Crusty bread also works as a sauce-sopper. This has become my go-to dinner for company when I want to serve something impressive but don’t have all day to cook.