How to make Instant Pot BBQ ribs that are fall-off-the-bone tender

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Love tender ribs but hate waiting hours for them to cook? Use your Instant Pot to make fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs in under an hour.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 rack pork ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple juice 
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce 

Instructions

  1. Combine garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Rub seasonings over both sides of ribs until well-coated.
  3. Place wire trivet rack in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
  4. Pour water and apple juice into Instant Pot.
  5. Place the ribs upright, with the meat side facing out, circled around the pot.
  6. Secure lid and close vent.
  7. Press “manual” or “pressure cook” and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  8. When the time is up, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 min, then turn the valve to quick release.
  9. Carefully remove ribs and place on a large, foil-lined baking sheet and slather them in BBQ sauce.
  10. To finish them off, broil them in the oven for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the bbq sauce and enjoy!

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