Spare Ribs in the pressure cooker? Yes! This recipe is delicious! What comes out of the Instant Pot pressure cooker is a full rack of ribs that’s juicy, savory, and will be gone in the blink of an eye.
I’ve been shopping for most of my meat at a small local organic market here in Central Florida. The last time I went in they had a full rack of pork spare ribs that I could not resist. My husband loves ribs, so I decided to give them a try in the Instant Pot.
I whipped up a delectable marinade sauce that’s super savory, and jam packed with flavor! To finish these pork spare ribs off to perfection, I popped them in the oven to give them just the right amount of glazed sauce on top!
Seriously, these ribs were GONE in a minute. Even the kids loved them!
To make perfectly pressure cooked pork spare ribs for your next meal, here’s what you’ll need:
Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs
– full rack of ribs (mine was 3.22lbs) – defrosted
– 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
– 1/4 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
– 1/4 cup honey
– 1/2 cup soy sauce
– 1/4 cup light brown sugar
– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
– 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
For pressure cooker:
– 1/2 cup water
First, remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. If you’ve never done this before, you can see how to easily remove the membrane from pork ribs in this YouTube video.
Next, it’s time to mix up your marinade. Add all ingredients into a food processor (I use a small food chopper like this one), mix together until all ingredients are thoroughly.
Place ribs into a marinade bag and add in the sauce. Place the bag in the fridge and leave to marinate at least 1 hour.
Remove from fridge and place ribs and marinade sauce into your Instant Pot pressure cooker. Add in 1/2 cup water.
Set to cook on manual for 27 minutes. (For a more “fall off the bone” type of rib, you can cook for 30-35 minutes, depending on how tender you like your meat).
Once the pressure cooker timer sounds, quick release the steam.
For the perfect finishing touch to these pork ribs, you’ll want to broil them in the oven on “high” for about 10 minutes. Before broiling, rub about 1/4 cup light brown sugar on top of the ribs. Also, pour a bit of the sauce from inside of the Instant Pot pressure cooker on top of the rack of ribs so they’re nice and juicy when they come out of the oven.