Smoky Ribs
By :Urvashi Pitre
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue rub or Mexican-spice rub (see Tip)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 rack pork baby back ribs about 2 pounds
FOR SMOKING THE RIBS
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup wood chips
FOR BROILING THE RIBS
  • 1/3 cup cup prepared low-carb barbecue sauce
Course Main Course
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Diet Dairy Free
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Main Ingredient Ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
4-6 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue rub or Mexican-spice rub (see Tip)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 rack pork baby back ribs about 2 pounds
FOR SMOKING THE RIBS
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup wood chips
FOR BROILING THE RIBS
  • 1/3 cup cup prepared low-carb barbecue sauce
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. TIP: Here’s how to make my amazing Mexican-spice rub: In a small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. It’s a great rub for these ribs, and for other beef and pork recipes.
  2. If you’re using a smoker, preheat it to 225°F. (If you do not have a smoker, skip this and broil the ribs at the end of cooking)
  3. Remove the white membrane from the bottom of the ribs. The easiest (and, really, the only effective) way to do this is to use a paper towel to grab one end of the membrane before you start to pull. With the other hand, hold the rack in place until the membrane is released.
  4. Season the ribs with a rub of your choice, or use my Mexican-spice rub.
  5. Pour the water and vinegar into the inner cooking pot of the Instant Pot®, then place a trivet or steamer rack in the pot.
  6. Coil the ribs on the trivet so they are standing up on one end.
  7. Lock the lid into place. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and adjust the pressure to High. Cook for 20 minutes. When the cooking is complete, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick-release any remaining pressure. Unlock the lid.
  8. To finish the ribs, either smoke them or place them under a broiler.
To smoke the ribs
  1. If you did not preheat the smoker, do so now (see step 1 on page 126). Once preheated, put 1 cup of water in the water pan of your smoker.
  2. Put the cooked ribs on the smoker rack.
  3. Add the wood chips and allow the ribs to smoke for 30 minutes to 1 hour, until they are browned and acquire a smoky flavor. You do not need barbecue sauce if you are smoking the meat, as it will simply mask the beautiful smokiness of the meat.
To broil the ribs
  1. Turn the oven broiler on high. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Put the ribs on the foil.
  2. Baste the ribs with the barbecue sauce to add flavor and keep the ribs from drying out.
  3. Broil the ribs for 5 to 10 minutes, or until well-browned and cooked through.
4 replies
  1. froglover185
    froglover185 says:

    This is qustion, i have a 3qrt insta pot since i live alone! Since im knew to this, what would you recomend im reagrds to altering the recepie! I have used other recepies, and it seema like the recomended amt if almost to much. Meats tend to just fall apart and are not abel to be slices in anyway, or is that a normal thing? Still getting use to cooking with preasure. Thank you

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