Baby Back Ribs in the Pressure Cooker
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Happy New Year! Let's make some ribs!
I love the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker! (I hope you got/bought one during their crazy black Friday sale). I bought it last year and have been trying out different meals. Most of the time I take a couple photos on Instagram stories, but today I used my new camera. Oh yes, I bought myself a new camera! Canon 80D...I'm still figuring things out and watching many YouTube videos.
My local Sprouts Market had a sale on pork ribs so I picked up some baby back ribs ($2.99/pound, bought about 1.5 pounds) and when I brought it home, I googled Baby Back Ribs Pressure Cooker! NPR's The Salt had a piece from 2015 that I used as my guide.
Sprinkled some spice on the ribs
Put it in the Pressure Cooker along with 1/2 cup of water or stock (I used hot water). (See the NPR piece if you have a larger rack...you should teepee the meat - the photos will make sense)
Seal the pressure cooker and set for 30 minutes high pressure.
(This isn't a photo of setting it for 30 minutes - this was taken right after it was done!)
I used bottled BBQ sauce from Trader Joe's. About 15 minutes before the ribs are done, preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a sheet tray with foil.
After cooking is complete, quick release the steam (you can let it go naturally, but I was hungry) and remove the ribs.
Brush on BBQ sauce and bake for 8-10 minutes, turning once. Watch your smoke alarm because it's a super hot oven and the sweet BBQ will burn a bit.
Next time I'll add more BBQ sauce and maybe even make my own sauce but they were tasty and super fast to make in the pressure cooker (and oven).
Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker
RECIPE from this NPR piece (June 28, 2015): Do Try This At Home: Hacking Ribs — In The Pressure Cooker
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