Monday, 11 September 2017

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are so tender and don't even need teeth to eat these!! The "Instant Pot" ribs are the game changer! I thought my boiling them for 2 hours was awesome, however, I often wondered if I was boiling the nutrition right out of them! I was a bit skeptical that these IP ribs would be as tender..... no worries folks, these are fall off the bone tender!!

My method was simple, water and ribs in the IP, finish on the outdoor grill with your favorite BBQ sauce. I used the family recipe, which, sorry children say it's the one recipe I cannot write out on the is my 97 year old Mother's recipe and has been in the family for 40+ years. I will tell you this, it is a sweet BBQ sauce with just a bit of tang to it! 

The purpose of this blog is really to give you the timing, liquid and place of ribs for the instant pot, and you can use your favorite rub or BBQ sauce. If using a rub, put the rub on before cooking in the IP.

1 large rack of baby back ribs
1 1/2 c ginger ale, (you may use apple cider, water or Dr. Pepper)

Place the rack in the bottom of the IP, put the liquid in.

Secure the lid and put the vent to close.

Press the meat button and timer to 30 minutes. When done, do a natural release for 10 minutes and a quick release the rest of the way. Explanation of QR and NR can be found on this link! On this link, you can also find the water test and my favorite accessories to use with the Instant Pot. 

Next, put onto the grill and slather on the BBQ sauce!

 Look at these delicious tender ribs, getting a little burn on! YUMMY!!!

I made these delicious ribs for a "Seahawk game" with our son and daughter-in-law. They got a night out without their darling children, my grand children and spent that night with us! I made my son's favorite! Amy has since bought a instant pot and is using it too!

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  1. I made some a couple weeks ago, different guideline. Too done. I will try this method. Thanks ! Gerry W

    1. Hi Gerry! This was fall off the bone tender and not too done! Try this timing, and feel free to use any liquid, I'm going to use Dr. Pepper next time. Thanks for commenting. Cheers! JJ


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