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To celebrate Father’s Day this year, I asked Shey (my husband) what he wanted me to make as his Father’s Day dinner meal. He answered RIBS right away, no questions asked! I have been dying to try making ribs in my instant pot. So, I challenged myself to make these without taking the whole day in the kitchen. If I tell you that these took all of 45 mins with prep from start to finish, would you believe me? YES, only 45 minutes of your time for succulent, flavorful and utterly finger licking good instant pot ribs.
How to Remove the Membrane from Ribs :
- Locate the membrane on either end of the rack (at the back of the ribs).
- Pull the membrane and tear it off with your fingers or use a paper towel (for better grip).
Other ways of using this BBQ sauce or their other flavors, make my:BBQ CHICKEN QUARTERS WITH QUINOA & SALAD Back to the ribs. When buying the ribs, look for ribs with even and uniform thickness in the rack. Try to find ribs with even marbling. I start off with Simple Truth Natural Pork Back Ribs, these were on sale and couldn’t resist getting a few extra packages to throw in the freezer and keep them for those cravings of ribs on a weekday. Because RIBS, am I right? You can’t just eat a few. Always make extra. The recipe says serves 3 people, but if you’re extra hungry then two people can split a rack easily. We were ready to get messy when we eat, so do it right. I served the ribs with my simple coleslaw cabbage salad because of the richness of the ribs, I wanted something simple, fresh and crunchy to along with them. It was pure bliss. We used our hands to eat the ribs and stayed a bit more proper with a fork for the salad, but I won’t judge you if you just want to skip the fork and go for it with your hands all the way! More power to you. Can’t wait to see all of you making this recipe for your dad, husband, kids, family, friends and hear what you think. Because we had a lot of mmmm’s and ahhhh’s at the table. Glad I can make something special for my hubby and celebrate the amazing man that he is! Cheers and Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there! May you be loved, cherished and celebrated every day, not just today. Serve with a side of my 10 Minute Apple Cabbage Slaw salad.
Make these Finger Licking Good Instant Pot Ribs. Done in 45 minutes. Fall of the bone deliciousness. Pop them on the grill or in the oven to get that slight crispy edges after.
- 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp sea salt
- 1 rack baby back ribs (beef or pork)
- 1/4 cup Private Selection Kansas City Inspired BBQ sauce
- 1 cup cold water
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp liquid smoke
Combine all of the dry ingredients for the rub, mix well. Wash and dry your ribs completely. Apply dry rub generously all over the top, bottom and sides of ribs.
Add in your wire rack, pour in the apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke and water under the rack. Add rack to keep the ribs out of the liquid on the bottom of the Instant Pot. If you don’t have a rack, ball up some aluminum foil and try to make a rack of some sort to elevate the pork.
Close lid on your Instant Pot and cook at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes. Adjust the timing according to your preference: 16 minutes (Tender with a bit of chew) to 25 minutes (Fall off the bone). Let the Instant Pot sit and naturally release the pressure for 10 minutes. Open the lid carefully after 10 minutes.
Preheat Oven: While the ribs are still cooking in the Instant Pot, preheat the oven to 475F.
Place ribs onto a cookie sheet covered with foil, brush on the BBQ sauce all over the ribs generously on all sides including the bones and finish in the oven uncovered. Place the ribs with the baking tray in the oven for 5-10 minutes.
Remove the ribs from the oven and serve! Brush on more sauce if desired.
TO DOUBLE THE RECIPE : Wrap the second rack of ribs around the first. Just double the spices, but keep the same amount of liquid underneath.
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