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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot BBQ Beef Ribs

Our Instant Pot has been in overdrive lately. We have been dying to try and make BBQ ribs in the Instant Pot and We finally got around to it. We used my normal rub that we use when we are throwing them on the grill or in the oven. We have included the rub in the recipe below. The other recipe we used is Smileys Famous Zero Point BBQ Sauce. These two recipes come together to form a delicious dinner.

Weight Watchers Friendly BBQ Ribs

Want the perfect side dish for ribs? corn on the cob of course.

Instant Pot Ribs

No Beer Ribs

If you don't want to use a beer try this instead. We added 1 1/2 cups of water, 4 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. The ribs tasted great!
We have seen some recipes on the net that say cook them for 20-25 minutes and you will have fall off the bone tender ribs.
Well in practice that just hasn't worked for us. We have purchased good quality ribs as well as less expensive ones, and what we have found to hold true, is you have to cook them a full 30 minutes plus a natural release, to get that fall of the bone tenderness, not a minute less.

Instant Pot Beef Ribs

Ingredients

4 Lbs of beef ribs*
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
1 12oz beer (you can make a liquid base to cook them in if you don't want to use beer) 4pts for a can of Bud Light
1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce Smileys Famous BBQ Sauce
2 tablespoons Pod Bean hot sauce chipotle secret ingredient

*It is 7 points for 3oz of beef rib meat according to the WW app, so if you are tracking points you need to remove the meat from the bone and weigh it to get the most accurate results.

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serving size 2 bones
serves 4
7 points for 3oz of meat
with 2 tablespoons of sauce 9 points.

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Scale

Ingredients

  • 4 Lbs of beef ribs*
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 12 oz beer (you can make a liquid base to cook them in if you don't want to use bee4pts for a can of Bud Light
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Pod Bean hot sauce chipotle secret ingredient

The Rub

  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder or minced onions
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Coat the ribs with the rub and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Place steamer rack into instant pot and pour in beer and liquid smoke.
  3. Cut ribs to fit into the Instant Pot and seal the lid.
  4. Set the Instant Pot on high pressure for 30 minutes to achieve that fall-off-the-bone tenderness we all crave and love.
  5. Let Instant Pot natural release for 10-15 minutes then vent out remaining steam.
  6. Preheat the oven on broil
  7. Carefully move the ribs to a cookie sheet and brush with barbecue sauce.
  8. Broil for 5-7 minutes or until the sauce caramelizes and the ribs begin to brown.

serving size 2 bones
serves 4
7 points for 3oz of meat
with 2 tablespoons of sauce 9 points.

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1 Comment

  1. I’ve been so interested yet intimidated by the thought of getting an InstantPot – but your delicious sounding recipes keep luring me back into wanting one! I feel like I’m missing out on some pretty great cooking adventures! :0)

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