Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
baby back ribs in the instant pot
Summer is the perfect time for cookouts, get togethers or just getting outside together. Summers here in the South are also HOT! And at times can be very rainy. It is perfectly normal to have a cookout planned and a late afternoon thunderstorm wash those chances of gathering together away.
You are in luck! I have a pretty tasty solution for you. Whether you have a rain delay or feel like a little summer in the middle of winter, these baby back ribs are so easy and so good done in the Instant Pot.
That is right! Simple and easy, you can have a rack or two of perfect Baby backs done in as little as 30 minutes. So here you go!
How to make baby back ribs in the instant pot
~ Ingredients ~
1-2 small to medium racks of Baby Back Pork Ribs
1 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup BBQ sauce, optional or on the side
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Southern Flavor Charbroil seasoning
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon maple syrup
~ Method ~
Set ribs out to come to room temperature. Remove membrane from back of ribs carefully. Mix salt, pepper, southern flavor, garlic, chili, onion, smoked paprika, brown sugar, mustard and syrup in a small bowl. set aside.
Place trivet inside 6qt or larger Instant Pot. Add in water and Apple cider vinegar. Rub racks of ribs down with wet rub and carefully place around outside of inner pot standing on their sides, meat side out. * If you are using two racks of ribs, it is ok to nestle one inside of the other.
Close lid, seal vent and set to Manual or pressure cook for 20 minutes for one rack, 30 minutes for two. When done, allow to release pressure naturally for 10-15 minutes. Release the vent to allow any more pressure to escape. Carefully open lid and place on oven safe pan. Ribs should be 180 degrees internal temp for doneness.
Place under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until outside skin is brown and crispy to your liking. Enjoy!
Instant pot baby back ribs
I tell you what. I was not a believer in how powerful my Instant Pot really was until this recipe. The southern flavor seasoning gives it that hint of grilled smoke and the rest is just as good as if done low and slow on the grill.
I do not baste my ribs with sauce. We serve it on the side. That way anyone who wants it can have it and for those of us who know these ribs really don’t need it, well they are good as is!
why should you make ribs in the instant pot?
That’s easy, because there is less fuss and mess making them this way. Not to mention how quickly you can have them. This recipe gives you a good reason to celebrate anytime, even on a Tuesday!
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