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Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Spare Ribs- Juicy, fall off the bone Spare Ribs with a gorgeous Sweet and Spicy Chinese Sticky Sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot ribs
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 477kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs Pork Ribs* Read the Notes for details
  • 1 tbsp Corn Flour

Sauce

  • 2 tbsp Dry sherry
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes or Paprika
  • 6-7 Cloves Garlic- Minced

Instructions

PREP

  • If using Spare Ribs- Cut them into individual pieces along the bone as shown in the picture.
  • If using Baby Back ribs, use them as they are.

PRESSURE COOK

  • Add all the sauce ingredients in the inner pot of the instant pot.
  • Place the Pork Ribs on the top.Close the Lid.
  • Select PRESSURE COOK for 20 minutes if using Baby Back Ribs and 28 minutes if using Spare Ribs.
  • NPR- Let the pressure escape naturally.Open the lid,Remove the Ribs and place them on the Grilling pan.

Thicken & Reduce the Sauce

  • Switch to SAUTE.
  • Mix the corn flour with 2 tbsp of water.Add it into the sauce.Give it a mix and bring the sauce to a boil.It should become thick.

Broil the Ribs

  • Preheat the oven at 500F or 180C for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the ribs with the sauce and place them on the top rack.Broil for 10 minutes.
  • Flip them and brush with sauce again.Broil for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Drizzle the rest of the sauce while serving.

Video

Notes

Pork Ribs*
You can use Baby Back Ribs or Spare ribs as per your liking.The Pressure Cooking time will change based on that
Baby Back Ribs- 20 minutes
Spare ribs-28 minutes
 
Alternatives
Dry Sherry- Shaoxing Wine/White Wine or Mirin
Soy Sauce- Tamari or Coconut Aminos
Rice Vinegar- White Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
Sugar- White or Brown Sugar.Honey or Maple syrup will also work but they will make your sauce a tad more liquidy.
Chilli Flakes- Paprika or Smoked Paprika or any other dried powdered red chillies 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 40.8g | Fat: 26.8g | Saturated Fat: 9.5g | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 11.3g | Iron: 13mg