Submitted by Lorraine M.– uses Instant Pot and your own oven.
I usually make a delicious potato salad and baked beans along with corn on the cob when I make this BBQ rib recipe, and it beats firing up the grill in the winter, or at any time.
With this great pressure cooker and your oven you can enjoy ribs year round with minimum mess.
Here is my favorite pressure-cooked oven -finished BBQ rib recipe:
1) To make the ribs more flavorful remove the useless rib membrane from the back of the rib rack. Place a sharp knife and press the point into the back of the rack of ribs to locate that tough thin membrane. When you find it hold a few bounty paper towels and pull it completely off of the back of the rib rack. It is inedible and when it is removed the ribs will become more flavorful as now they will be able to absorb all flavors you add to the rib rack.
2) If you do not have a rub on the rack of ribs when you buy them you can either find one ready made, or check on Google to make your own bbq rib rub. (I prefer to make my own Texas Style rub).
3) What you need to buy from the store: At least 16 ounces of apple cider since you will need 2 cups of apple cider to flavor the ribs in the pressure cooker, 1 bottle liquid smoke, and buy your favorite BBQ sauce, or there are many versions you can buy ready made, or google and make your own.
4) Cut rib racks into smaller sections so each piece will fit into whatever pressure cooker you will use. (place them in with heavy side facing down but line them up one in front of the other until the Instant Pot is filled with ribs), and do not allow them to fall down or lay down. Space is needed for the rib racks to properly cook. (You may need to do this twice, depending on how many rib racks you wish to prepare in the Instant Pot and use the same liquid but if you need a bit more add some more).
5) Now to your ribs add 2 cups apple cider along with some liquid smoke according to your personal preference of smoke flavor and intensity. (If you do not like any smoke flavor omit the liquid smoke).
6) Press the meat function setting. “Adjust” to your preferred cooking time for tenderness….(anywhere from 15 minutes to 22 minutes, and allow the ribs to naturally release and come down from pressure on their own).
7) While racks of ribs pressure cook set your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
8) Get a jelly roll pan large enough to hold the ribs or use 2 jelly roll pans.
9) Place aluminum foil on the bottom of the pans to void messy clean up, and then add an oven safe wire rack on top which will hold the sauced ribs out of any fat which drips down.
10) Get your favorite BBQ sauce and starting with the back of the slab of ribs slather the sauce on the ribs using a pastry brush, then turn the rib sections over and sauce the front very well.
10) Place the ribs in your preheated 400 degree oven and let them bake and caramelize for about 10 minutes, then check them and add more sauce if you wish, and bake another 5 minutes. If you like them more caramelized leave them in a bit longer, but keep checking very often and do not allow the ribs to burn.