Laura, Hip Pressure Cooking recently tweeted a link to her post on pressure cooking meat before grilling it which lists 5 Reasons to pressure cook meat for your next BBQ. I usually braise my ribs in the oven before finishing them on the grill, and I loved her idea to do it quickly in the pressure cooker instead.
I asked her to guest post and share her technique with my readers. Luckily, she agreed and developed a super easy recipe using prepared BBQ sauce. Laura photographed dry-rubbed ribs but just plain old ribs will work just as well, maybe even better she says.
Laura is the founder of the Hip Pressure Cooking website. She believes that if you can boil it, steam it or braise it.. you can pressure cook it – and she has. It’s the only website that will teach you how to pressure cook Hot Sauce in a minute or safely make Dulce de Leche by pressure cooking a can – but it’s also full of classic one pot meals like a roast and veggies. Every recipe on the website includes step-by-step photographs (to show everyone how easy pressure cooking really is) and cooking instructions for both stovetop and electric pressure cookers.
She’s a former IT Project Director from Silicon Valley that now lives in Italy with her husband and two children. She moved from computer to kitchen technology when her first child was born and was looking for a way to save time. Laura has contributed her pressure cooker recipes and photographs to numerous pressure cooker manufacturers and authored “The Everything Healthy Pressure Cooker” (Adams Media 2012) and the up-coming “Hip Pressure Cooking” (St. Martin’s Press, 2014) – which she hopes will become a must-have reference to pressure cookery with details on how ingredients react under pressure for experienced cooks wanting to create their own recipes and easy-to-follow recipes for those just getting started. Laura travels all over the world to share her passion for the pressure cooker. She has made presentations and demonstrations, in Germany, Italy, Bruxelles and is currently in the U.S. doing a month of pressure cooker demonstrations in California.
I’m delighted to having her guest posting and sharing her Pressure Cooker BBQ ribs recipe on Pressure Cooking Today.
- 1 slab Baby Back or St. Louis Style Pork Ribs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup BBQ sauce, divided
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups water
- Slice rib slabs to fit in the pressure cooker and add with the salt, 1/2 cup BBQ sauce and the minimum amount of water your cooker needs to reach pressure. Close and lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Bring the cooker to high pressure and cook for 15 minutes for stove top or 18-22 electric/non-standard cookers.
- When time is up, open the pressure cooker with the Natural release method - move the cooker off the burner and wait for the pressure to come down on its own (about 10 minutes). For electric pressure cookers, either un-plug or let “keep warm” mode go for about 10 minutes. Then, release the rest of the pressure using the valve.
- Remove the ribs and bring to the pre-heated BBQ. Coat with the remaining 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and grill about 5 minutes per side.
- Serve immediately.
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