Beer-braised Ribs in Barbecue Sauce (pressure Cooker)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a quick, easy way to cook country style pork ribs. I've adapted this recipe from "Pressure Perfect" by Lorna Sass.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the beer, water and vinegar into a 6-quart or larger pressure cooker; add ribs, arranging them so none are right on top of each other, though they do not have to be submerged in the liquid to cook properly.
  2. Lock the lid in place and heat to high pressure over high heat, then lower heat so that pressure is maintained; cook 15 minutes and then turn off the heat and release the pressure (I carefully place the cooker in the sink and run cold water over the side of it, this releases the pressure quickly).
  3. Carefully remove the lid, tilting the cooker away from you to allow the steam to escape.
  4. Heat your oven to 400°; transfer ribs to a foil-lined baking pan and brush the barbecue sauce on all sides of the ribs; roast until browned and crisp on top, about 10 minutes; turn the ribs over, brush with more sauce and roast about 5 more minutes.
  5. Serve with more sauce, if you like.
Most Helpful

A great QUICK way to serve fall-off-the-bone barbecued ribs! I browned the meat in a little oil in the bottom of the cooker and removed the meat to a plate. Then I deglazed the cooker with the beer, vinegar, and water. I sliced a big yellow onion thickly and placed that on the bottom as a sort of "rack" and placed the ribs on top. I added a chopped clove of garlic and a bay leaf and sealed up the pot. After 15 minutes, these ribs were perfect - the barbecue sauce was gilding the lily, but delicious! Everyone loved them. Thanks for a great recipe, Jude!

Lise in Indiana March 08, 2011

Ribs are very tasty and tender. I love them and so does my family. Thanks.

Grtpmpkn November 09, 2008

These were the best ribs that we have had in a long time!!

Chef Roellig January 06, 2008