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Pressure cooker ribs are a cinch.  When I bought the Instant Pot®, ​I thought that everything would cook really quickly.  I was misinformed.  There is a significant amount of time spent waiting for the pressure cooker to come to pressure before the actual cooking time begins.  I love it for so many reasons, but I would be misleading you if I told you that it always helped me get dinner on the table faster.  Soups, stews, and other slow-cooked foods are an exception and ribs fall into that category.  Good ribs usually take 3-4 hours to properly cook.  In an ​Instant Pot®, ​they are ready in about an hour total.
​​​This recipe for Greek Ribs ​is great for those who follow both a gluten-free or paleo diet.  It’s a different take on ribs covered in a sweet barbecue sauce (which we still love around here)! These are lemony and have all the flavors of a good Greek marinade. I always broil my ribs after coming out of the Instant Pot® to brown them up.  In the summer, I put them on the grill to finish.  If you are hosting a party, you can make a couple of batches ahead of time, and then just grill them right before serving. Greek ribs would be great along side Easy Baked Beans orvegetarian baked beans.
​​​Greek Ribs in an Instant Pot®
Serves 6


2 racks of baby back or spare ribs (about 5 1/2 – 6 pounds)
​1 tablespoon olive oil
​juice of 2 lemons
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
​1 tablespoon dried oregano
​2 teaspoons smoked paprika
​1 cup water


1. Remove the membrane from the bottom of the ribs and place them on a foil lined sheet pan.  In a bowl combine olive oil, lemon juice, and seasonings.  Pour over ribs and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

​2. Place the ribs into the Instant Pot® (I coil them in a circle), along with any marinade from the pan.  Add one cup of water and set the pot to meat/stew – high pressure for 35 minutes.  Make sure the valve is in the sealing position.  When finished, do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting.

​3. Carefully remove the ribs to a foil lined sheet pan.  Pour some of the accumulated sauce from the Instant Pot® over the ribs and broil on high for 6 minutes per side. Watch carefully to avoid burning. Alternatively, ribs can be placed on a grill to brown.  Baste with sauce as desired.

​4. Cut into pieces and serve hot.



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