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Pressure Cooker Cola Braised Beef Short Ribs (chowhound)

2 t kosher salt
2 t paprika
1 1/2 t freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 t cayenne pepper
1/2 t ground cumin
4 – 5 lbs English cut beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2 1/2″ long pieces
2 T olive oil
6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
1/2 medium yellow onion, small dice
2 c cola (not diet), such as Coca-Cola
2 T soy sauce
2 T Worcestershire sauce
2 T cornstarch
2 T water

Combine salt, paprika, black pepper, cayenne and cumin in a small bowl. Evenly rub the spice mix on all sides of the ribs; set aside. Heat oil in a 6 qt stove top pressure cooker over medium heat until shimmering. Working in batches, add enough short ribs to cover the bottom of the cooker without crowding them. Sear, turning occasionally, until the ribs are browned on all sides, about 6 min. Transfer to a large plate and repeat with the remaining ribs. Add the  garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 min. Add cola, soy sauce and Worcestershire and, using a wooden spoon, scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pressure cooker. Return the ribs to the pressure cooker, turn to coat them in the sauce, and lock the lid in place. Increase the stove top heat to high and bring the cooker to high pressure. Reduce the stove top heat to medium and cook for 30 min adjusting the heat as necessary to maintain a visible, steady stream of escaping steam. Meanwhile, set a strainer over a large bowl; set aside. Remove the pressure cooker from the heat and allow the pressure to come down naturally for 15 min. Carefully quick-release any pressure left in the cooker, then remove the lid (keep your face away from the escaping steam). Transfer ribs to a large plate and set aside. Pour the liquid through the strainer and return the contents of the strainer to the pressure cooker. Using a large spoon, skim off and discard the fat from the strained liquid and return the liquid to the pressure cooker (alternatively you can use a fat separator). Return the pressure cooker to the stove over medium-high heat and bring the mix to a boil. Place the cornstarch and water in a small bowl, whisk to combine and add half of the mix to the pressure cooker. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is glossy and thickened, about 30 seconds (add more cornstarch mix as necessary if you want a thicker sauce). Remove from heat, add the reserved ribs, and turn to coat them in the sauce. Serve immediately. Note to Me: Cook in slow cooker.