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Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Ribs is a decadent fall off the bone dinner recipe.  Rubbed with spices and smothered in sauce, these gluten free pork ribs are sure to please the palate.

The Instant Pot makes it so easy to cook up a batch of mouth watering pork ribs any day of the week.

This pressure cooker recipe serves 4 – 6 people.

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To begin making Instant Pot Ribs I combined some brown sugar, paprika, black pepper and salt in a small mixing bowl.

Then I poured a can of root beer into the Instant Pot.

To prepare the pork back ribs I used a butter knife to remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs.

After removing the membranes from the ribs I rubbed in the spice mixture I had prepared earlier.  I rubbed the mixture into the front and back of the ribs.

Next I placed a trivet in the Instant Pot and curled both ribs along the edge of the pot making sure that the meat side was facing out.

Then I place the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 35 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I allowed it to do a Natural Release for 15 minutes. 

While the Pot was doing the Natural Release I prepared the sauce for the ribs by combining some bbq sauce of choice and pure maple syrup in a small bowl.

Once the Natural Release was complete I turned the steam release handle to the venting position and allowed it to finish releasing before removing the lid from the Instant Pot.

I used tongs to carefully remove the ribs from the Pot.  They will break apart because they are so tender.

For easy clean up, I placed the rib sections onto a tinfoil lined cookie sheet.

Then I covered the rib sections with the bbq sauce mixture and placed the cookie sheet under the broiler for 5 minutes.

After the sauce had bubbled for a  few minutes under the broiler I removed the cookie sheet from the oven.  You can leave the ribs a bit longer depending on how carmelized you prefer your sauce.

Serve these decadent ribs immediately and savour the flavour of this fall off the bone main course.

I will not make ribs any other way, and Instant Pot Ribs is now a favourite dinner option in our home!

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make these Instant Pot Ribs:

  • 2 racks pork back ribs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 355ml root beer (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (I used pure because we produce our own)

How to Make Instant Pot Ribs:

  1. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper and salt together in a small mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Pour the root beer into the Instant Pot.
  3. Slide a butter knife under the membrane on the back of the pork ribs and use it to help you peel the membrane off.
  4. Rub the pork back ribs with the spice mixture on the back and the front of the ribs.
  5. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and curl the ribs on top of the trivet making sure that the meat side is facing out.
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 35 minutes.
  7. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to do a Natural Release for 15 minutes.
  8. While it is doing the Natural Release combine the bbq sauce and maple syrup in a small bowl.
  9. After 15 minutes turn the steam release handle to the venting position and allow it to finish releasing.
  10. Remove the lid.
  11. Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil for easy clean up.
  12. Using tongs carefully lift out the ribs and transfer to the cookie sheet.  They will probably break off into sections while doing this because they are so tender.
  13. Brush the ribs with the bbq sauce mixture.
  14. Place the cookie sheet under the broiler for at least 5 minutes.  Time will depend on how carmelized you want the sauce.  I just let it bubble a bit.
  15. Remove cookie sheet from the oven.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 4 - 6

Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Ribs is a decadent fall off the bone dinner recipe.  Rubbed with spices and smothered in sauce, these gluten free pork ribs are sure to please the palate.

Instant Pot Ribs is a decadent fall off the bone dinner recipe.  Rubbed with spices and smothered in sauce, these gluten free pork ribs are sure to please the palate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Additional Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 28 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 racks pork back ribs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 355ml root beer (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce of choice
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (I use pure because we produce our own)

Instructions

    1. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, black pepper and salt together in a small mixing bowl.  Set aside.
    2. Pour the root beer into the Instant Pot.
    3. Slide a butter knife under the membrane on the back of the pork ribs and use it to help you peel the membrane off.
    4. Rub the pork back ribs with the spice mixture on the back and the front of the ribs.
    5. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and curl the ribs on top of the trivet making sure that the meat side is facing out.
    6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 35 minutes.
    7. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking allow it to do a Natural Release for 15 minutes.
    8. While it is doing the Natural Release combine the bbq sauce and maple syrup in a small bowl.
    9. After 15 minutes turn the steam release handle to the venting position and allow it to finish releasing.
    10. Remove the lid.
    11. Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil for easy clean up.
    12. Using tongs carefully lift out the ribs and transfer to the cookie sheet. They will probably break off into sections while doing this because they are so tender.
    13. Brush the ribs with the bbq sauce mixture.
    14. Place the cookie sheet under the broiler for at least 5 minutes.  Time will depend on how carmelized you want the sauce.  I just let it bubble a bit.
    15. Remove cookie sheet from the oven.
    16. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 856mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 9g
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