If you don't have a smoker, you can still make tender, falling-off-the-bone, finger-licking-good ribs with a few quality ingredients, using one of our favorite new appliances: a pressure cooker, commonly called an Instant Pot.
- White Oak Pastures Pastured Pork Baby Back Ribs (two 2-lb ribs)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 3 tablespoons mustard
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- Mix together salt, pepper, paprika, 2 tablespoons mustard, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar in small bowl.
- If desired, remove membrane from underside of ribs, pulling it down entire length. Pat dry.
- Rub seasoning mixture thoroughly on both sides of ribs.
- Marinate ribs overnight.
- Place wire rack in the bottom of the instant pot. Add ribs, stock, and apple cider vinegar to pot.
- Cook at high pressure for 20-25 minutes. When finished, quick-release pressure according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Remove ribs, save liquid. Strain out fat. Reserve 1/2 cup liquid, whisking in 1/2 tablespoon mustard and 1 tablespoon brown sugar (to taste).
- Preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with foil.
- Place ribs on baking sheet, meat side up. Paint reserved stock mixture on top.
- Place into oven and broil until caramelized and browned as desired, about 4-5 minutes.
- Serve immediately with remaining sauce.