Easy Smoky Pressure Cooker Ribs
This recipe for Smoky Pressure Cooker Ribs requires two things: a pressure cooker and a smoker. Get perfectly tender, smoked ribs in under 2 hours,with minimal hands-on time. If you're a barbecue purist who doesn't like sauce on their ribs, you will love this recipe. If you're a bad pre-planner who wants last minute ribs, this one is for you.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Smoke Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Turn on your smoker so it can preheat to 225F as you get everything else done.
Place water and Apple cider vinegar in the inner liner of your pressure cooker On a steamer rack, place the four pieces of ribs standing up. Note, these fit in my Mini Duo Instant Pot! Season the ribs with a premade seasoning of your choice, or use my Mexican-spiced rub recipe.
Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes, and allow pressure to release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release all remaining pressure.
Place a cup of water in the water pan of your smoker.
Add wood chips and allow the ribs to smoke for 30 mins to an hour until they are browned, and acquire a smoky flavor.
Place the cooked ribs on the smoker rack.
Allow to sit in the smoker for one hour at 250.
Remove, and Serve. Brush with additional Barbecue Sauce if desired.
- Apply the dry rub the night before/morning before to allow that Mexican spice to penetrate the baby back pork ribs.
- Pressure cook and smoke the ribs before adding any sauce so you can taste the smokey meat. Add sauce on the side.
- If you like your ribs more tender, pressure cook them longer. I like my ribs tender, but not "falling off the bone," so I haven't tested this recipe cooking longer than written.
Calories: 648kcal | Protein: 65g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 1103mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg