Pressure cooker barbecued country ribs and baked beans.
Tonight’s dinner was totally a last minute decision.
What do you do when the hunger pangs are growing steadily and Saturday activities took a little longer than expected?
I brought out the trusty pressure cooker and adapted the recipe for slow cooked country ribs!
Dinner was about to become Pressure Cooker Barbecued Country Ribs.
A couple days ago, I bought two small slabs of boneless, country style ribs at Giant®. Together, they weighed about 1 1/2 pounds – just enough for two healthy servings. The intent was to slow cook them…as usual.
So here is the spur of the moment, off the cuff recipe for barbecued country ribs prepared in a pressure cooker.
Using Wegman’s “pan searing” flour coating, lightly coat the ribs. Allow to set for about 10 minutes.
Add a couple tablespoons of Canola oil to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Heat on medium heat.
Careful not to overdo the seasoning as the flour is already seasoned with sea salt and white pepper.
Grill Shakers for pork is a combination of garlic powder, seal salt, onion powder, chile pepper, parsley, brown sugar and celery seed.
As the meat begins to fry, add a couple of tablespoons of butter to the pan as well as half an onion, sliced thin and fry until golden. Turn the pork and continue frying. Do not add any liquid.
Place lid on pressure cooker and wait until valve on pressure cooker seals shut. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes – at a heat level just high enough to maintain the pressure valve in a locked position.
After 10 minutes, turn off the heat and allow the pressure valve to release on its own. Remove lid. The fat from the meat should have been sufficient to keep the ribs moist and not burned.
Now we are going to kick up the flavor a couple notches and cook them until fork tender.
Add about 1 cup of chicken or onion broth to the pan (I keep onion bouillon cubes just for this purpose. Also add about 1/2 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce .
Make sure the barbecue sauce is well combined with the broth. Place the lid back on the cooker and lock. Turn on the heat and wait until the steam is built up, then once again, lower the temperature until the pressure valve stays locked. Cook for about 20 minutes.
Turn off the heat and allow the pressure to release on its own.
Photo was taken immediately after removing the lid of the pressure cooker.
Served with baked beans and cole slaw.
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Mar 16, 2012
Re: How Big Is The Pressure Cooker ?
The 9 liter Novia pressure cooker you mention is much larger than the one we use.
Nine liters is a little over 9 1/3 quarts. It is also nice to see that the diameter (at 9.5 inches)of the pan is a little larger than what is currently available on the market. A twenty two centimeter pan diameter is the most commonly available size diameter.
Our favorite pressure cooker (the one we have used for the past 10 years) is 4.5 liters or just under 5 quarts. The best feature is its size – shallow and wide, with short handles – which allows it to fit perfectly on the stove top.
If you are considering ordering a pressure cooker from Europe (we did), our recent research into European models shows that their standard low and high pressure settings are lower than those accepted as standard in the USA.
In fact, some models do not even meet UL standards.
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