Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Have you been wondering if you can make fiery ribs in the Instant Pot? You definitely can and it couldn’t be easier. My husband is definitely a meat and potatoes kind of a guy. And, one of his favorite summer meals is a big pile of ribs with corn on the cob and homemade biscuits.
Easy Fiery Pork or Beef Ribs in the Instant Pot
If you haven’t already gotten an Instant Pot, you really need to. I can have dinner on the table in less than an hour even if I have forgotten to defrost something. My Instant Pot is by far my favorite small kitchen appliance.
If you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot, it’s a programmable pressure cooker that is nothing like your mom’s pressure cooker. Just by pressing one or two buttons, you can cook a variety of your favorite foods from stew and roasts to chili and rice. Some versions even let you cook yogurt.
So, this recipe was made with country style pork ribs. Country style ribs are meatier and thicker than traditional spare ribs. You can just as easily make this recipe with beef ribs or traditional ribs. Just check the time and adjust if needed. Pork ribs are our favorite!
So, these Instant Pot ribs are fiery hot because my husband likes them that way. We add Frank’s Red Hot Sauce to it. You can tone the heat down a bit by cutting the amount you use. Or, if you prefer, you can leave it out completely.
What to serve with ribs in the Instant Pot
So, we typically eat ribs in the summer because they make great BBQ food. We usually serve them with corn on the cob, homemade biscuits, macaroni salad, deviled eggs, and potato salad. Aren’t those corn holders cute?
Which pressure cooker should you use?
As I mentioned, I generally use my Instant Pot when I cook. But, I also have a Mealthy Pot which is quite similar to it just a different brand. So, you can use any time of pressure cooker as long as it has the ability to cook manually on high for 45 minutes and naturally release pressure.
Other ribs in the Instant Pot
So, to make this recipe, you will need an Instant Pot or another pressure cooker and a whisk. And, you will need xantham gum. The rest of the ingredients you should be able to find at your local grocery store. Don’t forget Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.
How to choose country style ribs
So, country-style ribs are a bit different from spare ribs as I mentioned. They are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder. They have a lot more meat than other types of ribs. And, they don’t have any rib bones. Instead, they have part of the shoulder blade. They are much more filling which is one of the reasons they are my top pick for these ribs in the Instant Pot.
How to store leftover country style ribs
We never have leftovers because these Instant Pot ribs are just that good. But, if you do have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator in a glass container with a tight-fitting lid for up to three to four days.
If you want to store them longer than three to four days, you should place them in heavy-duty freezer bags or wrap them in heavy-duty foil and freeze them. They will stay good for two to three months in the freezer provided they are wrapped tightly.
Now, if you have leftover ribs, one of my favorite ways to enjoy them the next day is in a sandwich. Just chop the meat up finely and heat it up in a bit of the sauce. Then, place it on a bulkie roll with some lettuce and enjoy. These are just so good! Sometimes, I make extra just so I can have leftover sandwiches the next day for lunch.
You may enjoy these Wild Gochujang Wings and Fiery Mayo Corn.
- 3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ¾ cup beef broth
- ½ cup barbecue sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 2 teaspoons xanthan gum OR 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water
- Mix together brown sugar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, onion powder, black pepper, ground cumin, beef broth, hot sauce, and barbecue sauce.
- Place the pork ribs into the electric pressure cooker. Cover with sauce.
- Close and set the valve to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to manual or pressure cook on high pressure for 45 minutes. Naturally release for 5 to 10 minutes before a quick release.
- Remove ribs from pressure cooker and reset the pressure cooker to “saute.” Whisk in xanthan gum or slurry (cornstarch mixed with water) and stir until the sauce thickens. Place pork ribs back in the pressure cooker to coat with sauce.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 881Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 81g
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