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Barbecued Country Ribs

From Windber, Pennsylvania, John Bell sends the recipe for these very tender chunks of pork ribs served with a pleasant sauce. They're so tasty that you'll be amazed at how quickly they're done.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 small onion, halved and sliced


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add rib pieces; shake to coat. In a pressure cooker, brown meat on all sides in oil; drain. Combine the water, ketchup, chili powder and hot pepper sauce; pour over ribs. Add onion. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 15 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.) Remove from the heat; allow pressure to drop on its own. Skim fat from sauce if necessary and serve with ribs if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 373 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • Maeve
    Jun 20, 2020

    Well that came out kind of blech. I think I got too much flour. My instapot kept telling me it was burning, which wasn't but it was definitely stuck to the bottom. It wouldn't do its thing with pressure cooking. The sauce didn't taste particularly good even the sauce I made according to the recipe before I floured the meat. Don't think I'll be doing that one again taking it out of my recipe keeper.

  • bjsilve0
    Oct 1, 2013


  • xtreme_sc2
    Oct 1, 2012

    This was fast, easy and super tasty. My four year old son ate every piece I put on his plate. He chose to have mac and cheese as the side dish, of course.

  • suerol
    Mar 20, 2010

    Absolutely delicious and so easy. Sauce makes enough for 1 lb. ribs, so double it for more. Added 1T. br. sugar and used about a tablespoon of Sriracha for the hot sauce.Perfect every time!!

  • vennet
    Mar 19, 2009

    This looks like a good recipe; however, I do not have a pressure cooker; can they be done in the oven?