Turn Off the Stove
This Is My Favorite Way to Cook Baby Back Ribs
Ideal for days when you don't want to turn on the oven.
Photo by Bobbi Lin. Food Stylist: Samantha Seneviratne. Prop Stylist: Brooke Deonarine.
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Adrienne B. September 8, 2019
I have found the Instant Pot to be the best for making ribs. I also have an 18-quart Nesco roaster that comes into play. First, I put a rub all over them and let them sit with the rub on in the fridge for about an hour. I put the ribs in the Instant Pot with a 1/4 cup red wine, 3/4 cup water, a bay leaf, and two garlic cloves, just broken up. I pressure cook them, then I take them out and put them in the Nesco roaster, lathering them with BBQ sauce. If I don't feel like bothering with the Nesco, then I put them on a half sheet pan and throw them under the broiler. They are fall off the bone tender and such flavor!
Dee A. September 5, 2019
I always cook ribs in the slow cooker because (a) where I live, it's incredibly hot in the summer and (b) I suck at BBQ. Adding the cider vinegar sounds like a great idea, and it never occurred to me to cook them the day before and then broil them to reheat and glaze (i always put the ribs under the broiler to finish them). I use a dry rub I found (of all places) on about.com. I'm definitely going to try this version!
Russell L. September 5, 2019
My favorite way is to broil them in the oven. I cut the slab in half and sprinkle all 4 sides with a dry rub of garlic salt, black pepper, and paprika. Broil for about 15-20 minutes a side. (Broil the undersides first, and then flip over after 15-20 minutes.) I don’t like barbecue sauce (too overwhelming for me) so I eat the ribs as-is. Delicious!!!
September B. September 3, 2019
Can I make this in my Instant Pot? If so, how can I adjust recipe? Thx
Arlene September 6, 2019
Just use the slow cooker button on your instant pot and follow the directions. Basically you are using your instant pot as a slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker.
Marie F. September 2, 2019
Delicious! The sauce was just right, and the ribs were tender. I put mine on the grill according to the instructions. We loved them!
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