Chinese Braised Beef Shank

Chinese Braised Beef Shank

Easy step by step video to show you how to make Chinese Braised Beef Shank in your Instant Pot

Chinese Braised Beef Shank usually takes what feels like forever to make, but the pressure cooker reduces that time. Instant want, instant get, instant pot. Everytime I make Chinese braised beef shank, it disappears within minutes. I think I should double this recipe whenever I make it because it’s always a hit. This recipe does take a bit more time as you will need to sear your meat first but it’s worth it for the flavours. Best part, you can reuse the sauce for many other dishes, like when you make Chinese Egg Custard (savoury)

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Chinese Braised Beef Shank

Braised Beef Shank

Great appetizer and simple to make. Chinese Braised Beef Shank is always popular.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Time to Pressurize 10 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6


  • 1 tablespoon green onion
  • 2 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1.5-2 lb beef shank
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • rock sugar to taste I use about 2 tablespoons bc I like it a bit sweeter. I would recommend 1 tablespoon to start
  • 1 cup of water
  • sesame oil to taste in dipping sauce
  • star anise


  • Open Instant Pot. Select Saute.
  • Add your oil, ginger and green onions.
  • Then sear the outside of your beef shank.
  • Once seared, add both types of soy sauce, your rock sugar and water.
  • Add in star anise. Make sure it's submerged in liquid.
  • Close Instant Pot. Select the Meat/Stew button. This will set it for high pressure cooking for 35 minutes.
  • When done, let the pressure release naturally (around 10 minutes).
  • (Optional) Place in fridge for 4 hours with sauce.
  • Slice braised beef and serve with dipping sauce.
  • To make dipping sauce, combine 1/4 cup of the braised beef sauce with 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil.


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