Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs
- 2½ pounds baby back pork ribs, cut and membranes removed
- 4 cups apple juice
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup prepared barbecue sauce
For best results, we recommend using:
- Stack ribs in a pressure cooker pot; pour in apple juice and vinegar.
- Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
- Select Meat/Stew and cook for 20 minutes on High pressure.
- Once the cooking cycle has completed allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
- Meanwhile, preheat oven to oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
- Remove ribs to the prepared sheet. Discard cooking liquid.
- Brush barbeque sauce onto both sides of ribs.
- Bake ribs in preheated oven until sauce is caramelized and browned, about 10 minutes; remove from oven and cut ribs into individual bones to serve.
Before preparing this recipe, be sure to remove the membrane from the baby back ribs. Simply slide a knife under the membrane and over the bone at one end of the rack. Lift and loosen the membrane until it tears away from the meat. If you grab the membrane with a paper towel, it helps to pull it all the way off from end to end.
What others are saying
Mike Sorbin says:
Ribs were great! We went to Costco and got 6.5lbs of Pork Spareribs. I cut them into individual ribs and stacked 3lbs in the pot with the trivet rack so they were above the liquids. Cooked, added to oven and started the next batch. Everyone loved them! Enjoy!
Sarah Lindsey says:
My Mealthy multipot arrived tonight and I had to try it out. I had no apple juice, so in went three cups water, one cup apple cider vinegar. Ribs were halved, and halved again. I used the stainless rack to keep them above the liquid. 20 minutes on high, and I basted both sides with my own version of BBQ sauce (which includes red pepper flakes, any store-bought sauce (Kraft is a great base), cider vinegar, and a squirt of yellow mustard), so you can adjust to your tastes. Basted the ribs three times to get a good sticky coat while they were in the oven. This turned out wonderful! I'll try pressure cooking them at 30 minutes next time so I can see the difference.
Ashlee Stephens says:
Easy to make and turned out great! Meat was falling off the bone. Tastes great!
Aaron Catledge says:
Wow, Best ribs I’ve ever had. So moist and so tender, they were falling off the bone; and so easy too!
Thomas Murphy says:
I followed the above recipe and instructions to a tee. I and my family thought the taste was horrible. Perhaps it was the apple cider vinegar (?), I don't know. But I would not try this one ever again.. I've made awesome ribs in the slow cooker/crock pot and many times in my big smoker. "Perhaps" I'll try ribs in the pressure cooker again, but a different recipe fo sho!
Jazzy Brewer says:
These ribs weren’t bad at all. I wasn’t convinced that the pressure cooker would make delicious, juicy, tender ribs, but yet again I am impressed. We had the left overs the next day, just heated in the oven.
Gary Myers says:
I really loved the tang that the apple cider vinegar and apple juice gave to these ribs. I usually do my ribs on the barbecue, but these were pretty good for winter ribs. I used Sweet Baby Rays for the bbq sauce and made a coleslaw for the side.
Jen the Mighty says:
This is how I would do ribs in my slow cooker, but now I can do them in less than an hour instead of all day and still get the same flavor. Soooooo tender and delicious!
Sam Dalton says:
When the weather is too bad to grill ribs outdoors, this is my go to recipe. The cleanup is really easy since they are prepared with the pressure cooker. Simple but boasting a ton of flavor. If you like ribs, you definitely must try making them pressure-cooked.
Greg Jones says:
I heard that you could make ribs in the pressure cooker, but I was a bit of a skeptic. Finally I tried this recipe and was pleasantly surprised. They were really good! You still have to put them in the oven to caramelize and brown them, but other than that this was easy to make and very delicious. Great for when I don't feel like firing up the grill or have a ton of time to cook.