Pressure cooker ribs are a cinch. When I bought the Instant Pot®, I thought that everything would cook really quickly. I was misinformed. There is a significant amount of time spent waiting for the pressure cooker to come to pressure before the actual cooking time begins. I love it for so many reasons, but I would be misleading you if I told you that it always helped me get dinner on the table faster. Soups, stews, and other slow-cooked foods are an exception and ribs fall into that category. Good ribs usually take 3-4 hours to properly cook. In an Instant Pot®, they are ready in about an hour total.
This recipe for Greek Ribs is great for those who follow both a gluten-free or paleo diet. It's a different take on ribs covered in a sweet barbecue sauce (which we still love around here)! These are lemony and have all the flavors of a good Greek marinade. I always broil my ribs after coming out of the Instant Pot® to brown them up. In the summer, I put them on the grill to finish. If you are hosting a party, you can make a couple of batches ahead of time, and then just grill them right before serving. Greek ribs would be great along side Easy Baked Beans orvegetarian baked beans.
Greek Ribs in an Instant Pot®
2 racks of baby back or spare ribs (about 5 1/2 - 6 pounds)
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 2 lemons
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 cup water
1. Remove the membrane from the bottom of the ribs and place them on a foil lined sheet pan. In a bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings. Pour over ribs and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
2. Place the ribs into the Instant Pot® (I coil them in a circle), along with any marinade from the pan. Add one cup of water and set the pot to meat/stew - high pressure for 35 minutes. Make sure the valve is in the sealing position. When finished, do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting.
3. Carefully remove the ribs to a foil lined sheet pan. Pour some of the accumulated sauce from the Instant Pot® over the ribs and broil on high for 6 minutes per side. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Alternatively, ribs can be placed on a grill to brown. Baste with sauce as desired.
4. Cut into pieces and serve hot.
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