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Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs

Can't barbecue outside this weekend?  Try these delicious Instant Pot BBQ Ribs.
This Winter has been more rainy days than snowy ones and that means we can't fire up the smoker which means we haven't had Hubby's smoked ribs in months.

I was craving ribs and decided to break out the Instant Pot.  Winning Hubby over on the idea of a slab of ribs in 30 minutes took some swaying.  He believes the only way to grill is low and slow and outdoors in our big smoker.  I figured it was worth a go thinking if all else failed I could finish the up in the oven. I'd seen recipes for Instant Pot BBQ Ribs where you could cook a slab in 30 minutes and I was up to the challenge.
I love my crock pots, but I LOVE my Instant Pot.  It is my current cooking appliance crush.  

Start with 1 rack of baby back ribs, some dry rub, a cup of water or apple juice and your favorite barbecue sauce.


1.  Remove the membrane from the ribs and pat the ribs dry.2.  Season both sides of the slab w…
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