Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs

1 racks baby back ribs
4 tablespoons barbecue meat rub (your favorite brand)
1 cup vegetable broth
1 cup apple juice
1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional but recommended) (see notes)
1 ½ cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand)
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
Rub the ribs with the meat rub. Be generous.
Place the baby back ribs into the Instant Pot. Add vegetable broth, apple juice, and liquid smoke (if using). Close lid and set to cook on “manual” mode 20 minutes. When the time is over, turn it off and let the pressure release on its own, this will take about 8-10 minutes. Carefully turn the vent to “Venting,” just to release any extra pressure that might still be in there. Then remove the lid.

Preheat oven broil.
Transfer cooked ribs to a large baking sheet. Brush barbecue sauce all over the baby back ribs on all sides including the bones. Broil for 5 – 8 minutes, or until the sauce caramelizes.

One Reply to “Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs”

  1. I used Famous Dave’s Rib rub on two racks or ribs. I used 8.25oz of Vegetable Stock and made up the rest of 4 cups of liquid with apple juice. The apple juice I bought was “healthy” and had sucralose in it. It didn’t affect the taste of the ribs, but I hade sucralose. Use regular apple juice next time. I thought that I had read to cook for 30 minutes and just to be sure I went about 35 before natural release. That was way too long. I couldn’t even get the ribs out of the pressure cooker, they just disintegrated, but the taste was very good. I did not use the liquid smoke but might try next time. I may have thrown a little extra salt in the liquid.

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