These ribs are so tender and juicy....you 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 .....my children say it's the one recipe I cannot write out on the blog......it 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! I have edited this post and added a recipe which game from "Delish" that is very close to our family recipe. Please find this a
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)
Remove the membrane from the back of the rib if you chose to. In this picture, you can see I didn't, it does not make a big difference in tenderness, but, is a nice touch for you and your guests. 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!!!
Delish BBQ Sauce
1 1/2 c. ketchup
1 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c water
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T molasses
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground mustard
1/4 tsp paprika
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk all ingredients until combined.
- Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 1 hour.
- Let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container.
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 regularly!
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