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Instant Pot Ribs
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Instant Pot Ribs

Rika
You’re going to love this easy fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot Ribs recipe! The meat is cooked perfectly in just 25-30 minutes at high pressure! It’s so tender and juicy, they’re melt-in your mouth dry rub ribs! This pork rib recipe always comes through and will never fail you!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3
Calories 881 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 rack pork ribs , (about 2.5 pounds)

Dry Rub Seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar, (or add more sugar according to your liking, up to 2 tablespoon max per recipe if you like it to be on the sweeter side)
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt (or about 2½ teaspoon coarse Kosher salt), (use more or less salt according to your liking)

Optional:

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the ribs and pat them dry. Remove the membrane (if any) and cut the ribs into three parts so they can fit into the pot.
  • In a small bowl, mix together all the dry rub seasoning ingredients until combined.
  • Place the ribs in a large bowl or zip lock. Rub the ribs with the homemade dry rub seasoning blend. Be sure to coat all sides, front and back of ribs with rub.

Cooking Instructions for Instant Pot Users:

  • Pour ¾-1 cup of water into Instant Pot® plus 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke and add a trivet or a steamer basket.
    Place the pork ribs into the trivet or steamer basket. Make sure the ribs are not touching the water!
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE COOK and set HIGH.
    Set time to 25 minutes for baby back ribs or 30-35 minutes for regular spare ribs. Select START/STOP to begin.
  • When the cooking cycle is done and beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes for baby back ribs or let the pressure to naturally release completely for spare ribs.
    Turn the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the VENT position.
  • Arrange the ribs on the wire rack one above center position inside the broiler.  Cook until crisp for a few minutes (about 3 minutes). Watch carefully and do not burn!
  • When the internal temperature reaches 185-190°F, cooking is complete and ribs are ready to serve with or without BBQ sauce.

Cooking Instructions for Ninja Foodi Users:

  • Pour a cup of water plus 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke into the pot. Place ribs into the Cook & Crisp™ Basket and place basket in the pot.
  • Close the lid and make sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position. Select PRESSURE COOK and set HIGH.
    Set time to 25 minutes for baby back ribs or 30-35 minutes for regular spare ribs. Select START/STOP to begin.
  • When the cooking cycle is done and beeps, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes for baby back ribs or let the pressure naturally release completely for spare ribs.
    Turn the PRESSURE RELEASE valve to the VENT position.
  • Make sure that your inner pot is dry. Close crisping lid. Select AIR CRISP, set temperature to 400°F, and set time to 15 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin.
    Open every 3-5 minutes to check for the crispness of your desire.
  • When internal temperature reaches 185-190°F, cooking is complete and ribs are ready to serve with or without BBQ sauce.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 1846mgCalcium: 74mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 1841IUSugar: 3gFiber: 2gPotassium: 881mgCholesterol: 243mgCalories: 881kcalSaturated Fat: 23gFat: 72gProtein: 48gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 5mg
Keyword Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs, Instant Pot Dry Rub Ribs, Instant Pot Pork Ribs, Instant Pot Ribs
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