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BBQ Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs - Pressure Cooker Version
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Natural Release
15 mins
Total Time
40 mins
These delicious BBQ Baby Back Ribs are something you’ll want to make again and again, especially once you realize how easy they are to make. Whether you cook them in your oven or pressure cooker, they are fall apart tender and finger-licking good!
Course: Entrées
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork
Servings: 6
Calories: 509 kcal
Author: Meredith Laurence
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 pounds baby back ribs (about 2 racks)
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup beef stock

  • BBQ Sauce:
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon soy sauce
  1. Combine the first 6 ingredients to make the dry rub spice blend, and rub the spice blend all over the rib sections.
  2. Pre-heat the pressure cooker using the BROWN setting.
  3. Add the oil to the cooker and brown the ribs in batches. (Alternately, you can do this in a pan on the stovetop.) Remove the ribs and set aside. Add the onion and bay leaf to the cooker and sauté until the onion starts to soften slightly – about 5 minutes. Pour in the beef stock and place a rack in the bottom of the cooker. Place the browned ribs on the rack, and lock the lid in place. It’s ok to pile the ribs on top of each other in an uneven manner, or to place the ribs in standing up vertically.
  4. Pressure cook on HIGH for 30 minutes.
  5. While the ribs are cooking, combine the ketchup, molasses, cider vinegar, tomato paste and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  6. Let the pressure drop NATURALLY and carefully remove the lid. Remove the ribs and let them rest on a side plate. While the ribs are resting, pour the ketchup mixture into the cooker with the cooking liquid and return the cooker to the BROWN setting. Simmer the sauce ingredients for about 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.
  7. Brush ribs with BBQ sauce to coat both sides and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
BBQ Dry Rubbed Baby Back Ribs - Pressure Cooker Version
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 131mg44%
Sodium 1441mg60%
Potassium 838mg24%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 3.1mg4%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.