Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Pressure Cooker Recipe

Recipe Category: Ribs


Barbecued Baby Back Ribs Pressure Cooker Recipe


Serves: 4 TO 6

Pressure Level: HIGH

Release: NATURAL

Time: 30 minutes

  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 (1½- to 2-pound) racks baby back ribs, cut into 2-rib sections
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  1. Combine paprika, sugar, chili powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, and cayenne, then rub mixture evenly over ribs
  2. Heat oil in pressure-cooker pot over medium heat until shimmerinAdd onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutestir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 secondStir in ketchup, water, molasses, vinegar, and mustarMeasure out and reserve 1 cup saucArrange ribs upright in pot with meaty sides facing outward, then pour reserved sauce over ribs


  1. Lock pressure-cooker lid in place and bring to high pressure over medium-high heat
  2. As soon as pot reaches high pressure, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 30 minutes, adjusting heat as needed to maintain high pressure


  1. Remove pot from heat and allow pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes
  2. Quick release any remaining pressure, then carefully remove lid, allowing steam to escape away from you
  3. Before Serving:
  4. Adjust oven rack 6 inches from broiler element and heat broiler
  5. Place wire rack inside aluminum foil–lined rimmed baking sheet and spray with vegetable oil spray
  6. Transfer ribs, meaty side up, to prepared baking sheet
  7. Using large spoon, skim excess fat from surface of sauce
  8. Bring sauce to simmer and cook until thickened and measures 2 cups, about 10 minutes
  9. Brush ribs with some of sauce, then broil until browned and sticky, 10 to 15 minutes, flipping and brushing with additional sauce every few minutes
  10. Serve ribs with remaining sauce

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