Pressure Cooker Barbeque Baby Back Ribs

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Rated 4.5 based on 7 customer reviews
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 rack baby back ribs, cut into individual bones
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup prepared barbeque sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider


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  1. Heat oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal.
  2. Sear ribs in hot oil until browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour barbeque sauce and apple cider into the pot.Turn ribs to coat.
  4. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing.
  5. Select Meat/Stew and cook for 30 minutes on High pressure.
  6. Once cycle completes, press Cancel and allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes; then set steam vent to Venting to quick-release remaining pressure.
  7. Remove ribs to a serving platter.
  8. Press Sauté. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  9. Pour sauce over ribs to serve.
Mealthy tip:

Use your favorite store-bought barbeque sauce or make a batch of your own.


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Kris Wilburn says:

Excellent!!! Fell right off the bone.

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Deborah BELASCO says:

Can I triple this recipe?

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Santana Williams says:

Making ribs in my pressure cooker has saved me so much time! At the last minute some friends came over and I was able to fix these really quick. I used store-bought honey bbq sauce and water instead of apple cider vinegar. Perfection!

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Jordan Clark says:

I've made pressure cooker ribs before but did not cut them into individual bones. This was such a great idea. Last time I cut them in halves or thirds. I made this specific recipe for a party at my house and made a batch of my own sauce. Everyone loved it! They were delicious and tender.

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DC Cote says:

I used a homemade barbecue sauce infused with New Mexico peppers and it was delicious. I did make one mistake, I read the ingredients list as "apple cider vinegar" instead of "apple cider". Can't really tell if it made a difference or not, I thought they came out phenomenal.

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Dominique M says:

The key to this recipe is a really good sauce. I used my favorite, homemade BBQ sauce recipe, which includes ketchup, apple cider vinegar, light brown sugar, onion powder, ground mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. When you use a quality sauce, you don't really need any extra seasonings. This is one of my favorite recipes, I make it over and over again.

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Alex Cabral says:

I thought these ribs could have used a dry rub seasoning other than salt and pepper. I always mix chile powder, sugar, cumin, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, etc. Also, I used more than 1 cup of sauce. I'd make this again, just with these minor changes.