These Instant Pot bbq boneless ribs will quite possibly change your life. Seriously. They are, as my friend said, “The Truth. They should be put in the Bible.” His words, not mine.
The wife and I saw these in Costco and we were talking about what we could do with them. After running through plenty of options, like stabbing it with my large skewer sword or marinating them in a lime/cilantro situation, we settled on using the pressure good and hoped it would turn out good. And it was – crazy good. Crazy AF.
“This is the The Truth. They should be put in the Bible.”– A. Webb
Boneless beef ribs are also known as country-style ribs and they come from the chuck area. So you know what that means – flavor and tremendous tenderness.
Perfect for the weather right now, especially around my house. It’s already in the mid 90s and firing up that grill on the reg is just hard. This gives the flavor of grilling but without the sweat.
I like to use boneless beef ribs in this, but if you’re a pork fan, boneless pork ribs will work too. Same time, same everything, you may get a little more grease. Just skim it off. And if you’re pressed for time, browning the meat is optional. I like to brown it, but I’ve tested not browning and it’s still The Truth. Also, you can quick release these to shave off a few minutes as well. Again, I’ve tested this – do not fear the quick release! It still comes out perfect!
But don’t skimp on the butter and brown sugar – that’s where the magic happens!
BBQ Boneless Ribs
- 2-3 pounds boneless beef ribs
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
- BBQ seasoning
- BBQ sauce
- brown sugar
- oil for searing, optional
If you're browning the ribs, which is optional, turn your pressure cooker on to the saute feature. When it gets hot, add some oil to the pot.
Season your ribs on both sides with your favorite BBQ seasoning. Add to the pot in batches and brown on each side. Remove to a plate when browned and add the remaining ribs until all are browned.
Turn off your pressure cooker. Add in the beef broth, apple juice and liquid smoke. Stir to combine and scrape the bottom very well to remove all browned bits (deglaze). Add all the ribs back to the pot.
If you pot tends to run very hot when sauteing like mine does, let the pot sit in the off mode for about 5 minutes. If your pot doesn't run hot, keep on trucking.
Cook the ribs on HIGH pressure for 30 minutes. When done, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and the carefully quick release the remaining pressure.
Turn your oven broiler on to high.
Remove the ribs to a foil lined baking dish or an aluminum pan, leaving the juice in the pot. Put your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs. Add slivers/slices of butter over the ribs. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter.
Place under the broiler until the butter melts and it gets a little bit bubbly. Watch it carefully, it can go from good to burned in no time with a high broiler setting.
Remove and enjoy!