Instant Pot/Slow Cooker St Louis Baby Back Pork Ribs–the best (and easiest) ribs that you can make at home. Fork tender meat that practically falls off the bone. The ribs are seasoned with a dry rub, either pressure cooked or slow cooked, glazed with barbecue sauce, and then stuck under the broiler.
Instant Pot/Slow Cooker St Louis Baby Back Pork Ribs
I’m so super excited about these Instant Pot/Slow Cooker St Louis Baby Back Pork Ribs. You see, I have never made ribs like this before and I wasn’t sure how exactly these would turn out. The results were fantastic. Restaurant quality. My husband who loves ribs and orders them often at restaurants was so impressed with the results. We gobbled these up just as soon as they were done.
The only thing that takes a little planning is letting the ribs sit in the fridge for a bit of time with the dry rub on them. But after that it’s a super simple process. You place the ribs in the Instant Pot or slow cooker and let them cook until they’re tender. The Instant Pot cooking time is 28 minutes and then using a natural pressure release which means another 25 minutes in the pressure cooker. Don’t try to hurry this process! It’s really important that the pressure is naturally released because it keeps the ribs tender and all the juice will stay in the meat.
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For this Instant Pot/Slow Cooker St Louis Baby Back Pork Ribs recipe I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon. For making this recipe in this slow cooker I used this 6 quart KitchenAid Slow Cooker.
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Yields 4 servings
The best (and easiest) ribs that you can make at home. Fork tender meat that practically falls off the bone. The ribs are seasoned with a dry rub, either pressure cooked or slow cooked, glazed with barbecue sauce, and then stuck under the broiler.
30 minPrep Time
53 minCook Time
1 hr, 23 Total Time
- 2 1/2 lbs St Louis baby back pork ribs
- 2 1/2 tsp dry rub* (you can buy it or make your own)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- Place the rack of ribs on a cookie sheet and rub the seasonings all over the ribs, top and bottom. Place the cookie sheet into the fridge and let is sit there for at least 30 minutes (I did 45 minutes).
- If cooking in the Instant Pot place trivet in bottom and pour in one cup of water. Place the ribs in the Instant Pot so that the ribs coil around the inside of the pot. Cover and press valve to "sealing." Press manual and set the timer to 28 minutes. Once the timer beeps let the pressure come down naturally for 25 minutes and then open the Instant Pot.
- If cooking in the slow cooker, wrap the ribs around the inside of the crock. Pour the water in the bottom. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.
- Remove the ribs from the pressure cooker/slow cooker and place on a cookie sheet. Turn on the broiler of your oven. Baste the ribs on both sides with plenty of barbecue sauce. Broil for 3 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
*Here is a good recipe for a dry rub . Use liberally.
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