Pressure Cooker Carolina BBQ Spare Ribs
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Pressure Cooker Homemade Carolina BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

BBQ Pork Spare Ribs cooked in a pressure cooker
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jill Selkowitz



BBQ Pork Ribs Rub

BBQ Pork Ribs Sauce


  • Trim ribs and remove membrane.
  • Massage ribs with 2 oz of BBQ Rib Rub and wrap with Saran Wrap.
  • Place in refrigerator overnight or for at least two hours.
  • Add water, apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke to Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
  • Place a trivet in the cooking pot and place ribs on trivet.
  • Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.
  • Cook on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When Beep sounds, allow a 15 minute Natural Pressure Release.
  • Remove ribs curl side up, to baking sheet.
  • Dump water from Pressure Cooker cooking pot and wash cooking pot.
  • Add all sauce ingredients to Pressure Cooker cooking pot and cook at High Pressure for 5 minutes.
  • Mix together 3 Tablespoon of the BBQ Ribs Rub and 2 Tablespoons of Brown sugar and sprinkle over BOTH sides of the ribs.
  • Finish the ribs outside on the Barbecue Grill or finish them in the oven.
  • If using the oven - Place ribs under the boiler for 5 minutes and then flip over the ribs and cook for 5 more minutes, or until nicely browned.
  • Remove cookie sheet from oven and place a piece of foil tightly over the ribs for a 5 minute rest.
  • Your sauce should be ready by now.
  • Serve the ribs dry and let guests add sauce, if desired.


The BBQ Ribs Rub and Carolina BBQ Ribs Sauce are meant to compliment each other.
DON'T COAT RIBS WITH THE SAUCE AND THEN BROIL. The sauce is a condiment that you use after plating of the ribs.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg