|The most amazing first time ribs we just cooked in the Instant Pot
The recipe we decide to try is from Jason over at the "Great Chow" on you tube. It seemed simple, straight forward, only had a few ingredients, and the ribs looked quite tasty.
You only need a few things: (printable recipe at the end)
Rack of ribs
Apple cider vinegar
Spice rub (optional)
Your favorite BBQ sauce
|We found these ribs on sale for $2.97 a pound, and recently found them for $1.99 a pound, we're planning on stocking up.
So the first thing you want to do is remove the secret "invisible" silver skin from the underside of the ribs. Flip them to the back side and carefully feel around on one end and pull up a little. I used a paper towel because first of all touching raw meat gives me the heebie jeebies, but second of all it give you a better grip to pull. All of the sudden this thin sheet of something started to come up as you pull steadily. Hey I actually DID it!!
Pour four cups of apple juice into the Instant Pot, and about 1/2 cup to 1 cup (or two glugs) of apple cider vinegar. Turn the pot on to "saute" to get the liquid to heat up a bit (until it's warm and steaming).
|Usually I only cook with 1-2 cups of liquid so this seemed like a lot, but these ribs will be braised in the liquid
It said it was great with pork and seemed like the perfect thing to add. Sprinkle on the rub and pat into the meat on both sides. (This part is optional, you can do this whole recipe with just the first four original ingredients).
|This was a light "rub" just enough to give it some extra seasoning
|Into the Apple juice/cider vinegar bath with ye!
After the meat is safely in the liquid (thicker side down), seal up the Instant Pot, make sure the release valve is set for the sealing position and set the pot for "meat/stew" and check that it's set at "high pressure" and change the set time of 35 minutes down to 32 minutes.
|When you hit the "meat/stew" it automatically calls up 35 min. Use the minus sign to lower it to 32 minutes
Once the cook cycle is finished let it rest for 5 minutes before manually releasing the pressure (I used an oven mitt)
|Wasn't sure what to expect when I opened the lid... but the house smelled like ribs
Prepare a foil lined pan with a little cooking spray and carefully place the cooked ribs down on the pan. They will be almost falling apart.
Slather the under side with your favorite BBQ sauce. We decided to try Jack Daniels Hickory Brown Sugar BBQ sauce and it was spectacular.
Get in all the nooks and crannies with the sauce
Then carefully flip the over and slather the other side.
Put the pan of ribs in a 450º oven for 10-15 minutes to caramelize the BBQ sauce. We also broiled them for a few minutes right before taking them out to make the tops all brown and bubbly.
|Hello little rib sauna... enjoy your glazing time
|Activate "smell-o-vision" here
*Fall off the bone
|Did I mention awesome?!
Look here's the pan when I tried to cut the first slab of ribs... the bone pulled clean away
|How is this even POSSIBLE in 32 minutes??
Fork tender and so good!
Mmmmmm smell that tangy BBQ sauce. That Jack Daniel knows whats up!
Serve with mashed potatoes and veggies, or corn on the cob and a side salad and your are in business!
|Mmm Mmm good!
I'd like to thank Jason over at the "Great Chow" for this simple, yet amazing ribs recipe. We could not have had better or easier instructions, and we were thrilled to get a such perfect BBQ baby back ribs meal and on our first attempt too.
So I am a total convert. I used to buy ribs already made, sauced, ready to heat up. I'm never going back again these will be my go to ribs, and hubby mentioned that even if this is a starting off point for us to get inspired and experiment with these ribs as is were absolutely amazing. No go get yourself an Instant Pot, print up the recipe here, and start eating some good grub! Enjoy!