Can’t you tell I am on a crockpot kick this month? Or in this case Instant Pot kick?
I’m not complaining. I love it! It gives me more time to do other things like go for a run and re-watch The Hobbit Trilogy .
The Instant Pot is a life changer. And it is so easy to use! You NEED one! Click here to see for yourself!
I absolutely adore working out in the fall. It’s a real game changer. I am usually taking my jacket off 20 minutes in and the cool air feels SO good on my skin.
We are still going to our CrossFit gym 5 times a week and the hard technique work I have been putting in all summer long is REALLY paying off! I have beat all my previous personal records on all my lifts and I am loving the toned muscles I am getting out of it!
Ok, leaving the gym for now, back to this recipe!
This recipe just screams fall.
The short ribs are amazingly tender fall-off-the-bone crazy good.
Plus its slow cooked all day with pumpkin.
Which is then turned into PUMPKIN MASH!
Usually short ribs go great on top of mashed potatoes or rice. But I decided this dish NEEDED some pumpkin. So I made pumpkin mash instead.
Pretty genius if I do say so myself. 😉
The raw pumpkin goes at the bottom of the crock pot with a little chicken stock then the browned short ribs are added and slow cook all day long. The drippings from the ribs are absorbed into the pumpkin and my husband Jake LOVED it.
I have to share this; Jake is a true meat and potatoes guy and when I told him that the pumpkin tasted like the rib drippings he took a spoonful and said, “Wow! That is some great pumpkin meat sauce!!” I busted out loud laughing and now it’s on the internet.
But I think I might just make pumpkin mash all season long. It really is a great potato/cauliflower mash replacement!
Really, this meal is the total package for an easy fall dinner.
If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag with #thekitcheneer!
Note: If you do not have an Instant Pot I have instructions below on how to make in a regular crockpot!
Would canned pumpkin puree work just as well? It takes out the hassle of dealing with a pie pumpkin.
Hi Maggie! Absolutely! Canned pumpkin puree would definitely work here!
Johnna H says
I do not think you should bill this as an instant pot recipe. It is a slow cooker recipe. When people google Instant Pot recipes, they usually aren’t looking for something that takes eight hours.
Hi Johnna, yes it is a slow cooker recipe in the end. However, I am always trying to showcase all the capabilities of the Instant Pot. I actually use two different Instant Pot functions in this recipe. One to saute the beef and the other to slow cook until cooked through. The Instant Pot has so many other features than being a pressure cooker. But if you would like to speed up this recipe. Put it in slow cooker mode and turn to high for 4 hours or you can set it to Manual mode on high pressure for roughly an hour. I haven't tested this recipe using this function, but feel free to try it and speed up the process! I appreciate your feedback and thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Johnna H says
Weirdly, no pumpkins at my store. Do you think sweet potatoes will be ok?
Yes! Sweet Potato Mash would go great here!