Spicy Sweet Country-Style Ribs 

Awful pics, I know! Close your eyes and just ENVISION how delicious these are going to taste…..I promise.

 I’m sorry, but if you don’t love fabulously tender, fallin’ apart country-style ribs made in the pressure cooker and slathered with a yummy little sauce, there’s something WRONG! These take 25 minutes to cook in the pressure cooker, with about 10 minutes of natural release time to rest. If you can hardly contain yourself with glee when you’re eating these, I’ve done my job. 

3 lbs. boneless country-style ribs, seasoned to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbs. vegetable or sunflower oil


1 cup ketchup

1/2 cup apricot jam

1 Tbs. cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 cup beef or chicken broth

Heat oil on browning or high setting of pressure cooker pot; when oil is shimmering, add ribs, a couple at a time and brown on all sides.

Remove browned ribs from pot and set aside; keep warm.  Repeat with remaining ribs,  working in batches.

Meanwhile combine sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan over medium heat; whisk to combine. Reserve sauce pan.

Drain fats from pressure cooker pot and put all ribs back into the pot; pour the prepared sauce over the ribs and cover pressure cooker with the lid.

Program pressure cooker for 25 minutes on high setting and let cook. When timer goes off, let ribs sit under natural pressure release for 10-15 minutes; use tongs to release pressure and steam in pot and remove lid. (Or if you have time, let ribs set until natural pressure release is completely finished on its own.)

Using a slotted spoon, remove ribs from pot and place into a casserole dish. Pour sauce from pot and into reserved sauce pan. Place sauce pan into freezer to speed cooling.

When sauce is cool enough to handle, pour sauce into a freezer bag and let fats gather at the top. Make a small incision in bottom corner of one bag and let sauce escape back into reserved sauce pan, pinching off the hole before fats can escape from the bag (they will gather at the very top) into the sauce. Toss bag and fats.

In a small bowl, combine 1 Tbs. cornstarch with 2 Tbs. water and pour into sauce, whisking to combine. Bring sauce a simmer over medium heat and constantly stir until nicely thickened. Pour over ribs and place under the broiler for a few minutes, if desired. Serve at once with your favorite side dishes.

Let’s Get You Cookin’,
Chef Alli


Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

Blog Comments

Food cooked in pressure cooker is really nutritious and healthy for us. Thanks for sharing such adventurous experience of cooking in pressure cooker. But to cook perfectly it is necessary to get best pressure cooker so that it may add flavours to your food giving mesmerizing taste.

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