Pressure Cooker Super Simple BBQ Pork Spare Ribs can be on your table in less than one hour!
When you are in a hurry and want some ribs NOW, this is the recipe for you. There are a couple of options to make your life easier.
You can partially prepare these Pressure Cooker Super Simple BBQ Pork Spare Ribs today in, your Pressure Cooker, package them up and then finish them off on the Barbecue Charcoal Grill or in the Oven, at a later time or you can finish them right up today.
So, if you are planning a barbecue, either at home or way and don’t want to spend hours over a hot Charcoal Grill or precious time in the kitchen using the oven, this recipe for you.
Of course, you can finish them off right away, on the Charcoal Grill or under the Broiler, using your favorite barbecue sauce.
I use half apple cider and half apple juice. Some people add a bit of apple cider vinegar to their pot. This is a super fast and very easy recipe, using a Pressure Cooker and bottled barbecue sauce.
My preference for ribs is always on the Grill, using My Favorite BBQ Pork Ribs Recipe with homemade barbecue sauce, but sometimes we want ribs now, today, without any planning, so this recipe is great.
Salt and pepper your ribs and place them in the cooking pot and cook for 20-30 minutes, depending on the type of rib. Baby Back Ribs take 15 minutes and St. Louis Style and Spare Ribs take 20 minutes.
If you want “fall off the bone ribs,” add 5 minutes. I prefer to bite the meat off my ribs and not having them fall a part.
If you are planning to finish off the ribs on the Charcoal Grill, use the Kosher Salt. If you are planning to finish off the ribs in your oven, use either Kosher Salt or Rachael Ray Applewood Smoked Sea Salt.
At this point, you can let the ribs cool, wrap them up and place in the refrigerator. Then finish them up at a later time.
Or, you can slather on your favorite barbecue sauce and finish them off in the oven, under the broiler, or on your Charcoal Grill!
If using the oven, cook at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes on each side.
If using your broiler, place the rack on the second area down from the top. Watch the ribs closely, as the sauce may burn.
If cooking on the grill, you may only need a minute or two for each side.
Pressure Cooker Super Simple BBQ Pork Spare Ribs, in under an hour, from start to finish! Ribs are always great served with Elote (Mexican Street Corn), Pressure Cooker Corn on the Cob, Pressure Cooker Baked Beans, Pressure Cooker Potato Salad and a green vegetable.
- Instant Pot DUO80 (8 Quart)
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Alton Brown Salt Box
- OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
- OXO Stainless Steel Tongs
- Silicone BBQ Brush
- Extra Large Charcoal Grill
- Weber Chimney Starter
- Rachael Ray Applewood Smoked Sea Salt
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Here is your handy printable recipe:
- 1 rack of Pork Spare Ribs
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla (Bourbony taste, sort of)
- 1 cup Apple Cider and/or Apple Juice
- 1 Onion, rough chopped
- ½ cup Fresh Water
- 1.5 teaspoons Kosher Salt or Smoked Salt
- 1 teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke (if not finishing on the grill)
- Sea Salt or Smoked Sea Salt (if not finishing on the grill)
- 1 cup Barbecue Sauce
- Place onions, vanilla, apple juice, water and liquid smoke, if using, into Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
- Salt and pepper the ribs and place into pot.
- Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve
- Cook on High Pressure for 15-20 minutes, depending on type of ribs.
- When Beep sounds, allow a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.
- Place ribs on baking sheet and slather on the barbecue sauce.
- Place in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes each side. Or place under a broil. Or, finish off on the grill.
If finishing in the oven, use the Liquid Smoke and Smoked Salt. If finishing on the grip, skip the Liquid Smoke and Smoked Salt.