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Perfect barbecue ribs in minutes and with all the tenderness and flavor

May 10, 2018 GMT

My barbecue ribs are one of my go-to recipes. I’ve perfected them over the years and can say that they are virtually bomb proof. They are fall apart, fork tender and full of flavor and yet take less than an hour to make. The secret is an old standby. The trendy new kitchen gadget is the instant pot, which is basically a type of pressure cooker. I’ve been using a pressure cooker for decades and it’s my secret for tender and tasty ribs. The difference is my pressure cooker has been doing the job for years and costs a fraction of the fancy pot. I’ve got nothing against new kitchen appliances and tools, but when I have something that works, I stick with it and this recipe is one I have no intentions of altering. My family and friends who enjoy my ribs, I’m sure will agree.

Belle’s Barbecue Ribs

1 rack pork ribs

1 cup barbecue sauce

Cut the rack of ribs into 3 or 4 rib sections. Place the metal rack into the bottom of the pressure cooker and then fill the cooker with about an inch or two of water. Place the ribs, meat side up into the cooker. Secure the lid and place the regulator on top. Set the burner on medium high. When the regulator begins to rock turn the heat to medium low and cook for 20 minutes. When finished, let the pot sit until the pressure is reduced completely. Remove ribs and place on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet. Brush ribs with liberally with the barbecue sauce and then bake in a 450 degree oven for about 5 to 10 minutes or until just slightly charred on top.

Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins and a grandmother of seven. She is a cookbook author and novelist. For more recipes and information, visit her website www.brendastanleybooks.com.