Quick "Barbecued Ribs"

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bbq-short-ribs

Adapted from WMF Perfect Plus Pressure Cooker recipe

This is a delicious, moist, yummy recipe for beef ribs– and the gravy is divine. Perfect with mashed potatoes. 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup water
1 large onions, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 large green and 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 2-inch wide strips
1 cup prepared barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
5 pounds meaty beef ribs, trimmed and cut into 2 rib sections
2 tablespoons corn starch

Directions:

Place water, onions, and pepper in the cooker. In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and mustard.

Set a layer of the largest ribs on top of the vegetables and slather with sauce. Repeat layering and slathering with remaining ribs. Pouring any extra sauce on tip.

Nestle lid in place by lining up marks on cooker handle and lid. Turn lid to align handles, then lock by push regulator into "zu/locked" position. Set over high heat. Just before 2nd orange ring on cooking indicator is visible, lower heat to maintain pressure at 2nd orange ring. Set timer for 25 minutes.

When timer rings, release pressure by gradually moving regulator toward end of long handle. When all pressure has been released, turn handle to right until marks are lined up, then lift lid by titling it away from you.

Transfer ribs to large serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm. Skim off surface fat. Transfer 2 tablespoons of sauce into a small bowl and blend with cornstarch.

Pour this slurry into sauce and stir while cooking at a gentle boil until sauce thickens, 2 - 3 minutes. Pour sauce over ribs or serve in a sauce boat.

Notes:

Yield: Serves 4 - 6

Recipes: Meat, Beef Ribs, Pressure Cooker, Kosher

 

 

 

Are you considering purchasing an Instant Pot or Pressure cooker? Check out our recommendations below:

 

When I was growing up, my dad would cook delicious Mexican food. He grew up eating non-kosher and spent a fair share of time traveling and eating food in central and south America. Naturally, he brought those flavors to our fully kosher kitchen. I took pride in his adobo pulled chicken tacos and omelets smothered in salsa Verde making sure to devour every morsel. My dad was remarkably busy and therefore had to utilize a pressure cooker to execute his delicious meals in short periods of time. 

After speaking with my mother and mother-in-law (yes, you read that right, my mother-in-law and I are on great terms), we concluded that pressure cookers used to make people nervous, which is why they were not a common household item, until now. The instant-pot took the fear out of pressure cooking. Instead of having to monitor a pressure cooker, the instant-pot automates that process while still achieving the same results (ish). You do have to release the steam from the pot and it can be dangerous, however, after watching a few YouTube tutorials you will be good to go.

Some gourmet chefs will shy away from the Instant pot because they prefer layering flavor into their dishes to allow them to develop flavor over time using slow cooking techniques, however, these tools are great for cooking food quickly while achieving great flavor in your home kitchen. This, however, is debated by culinary masterminds.

I will save you time trying to understand the science behind the pressure cooker vs. the instant pot. The main difference is that the pressure cooker can become more pressurized than the instant pot which achieves an even faster cook time. 

If you are looking to buy a pressure cooker or an Instant Pot, I would recommend this consideration before spending a sizable chunk of money on your new exciting kitchen gadget.

 

Define your cooking goals!

There are certain cuisines that rely heavily on pressure cookers. To achieve the flavor of specific regional cuisines you may need to use a pressure cooker. Take Dhamaka (not kosher) for an example; it is a popular Indian restaurant in NYC that heavily relies on pressure cookers to create their famous dishes such as their pressure-cooked chicken pulao, goat neck dum biryani, and gurda kapoora. The owner of the restaurant states that his pressure cookers are essential to maintaining the integrity of his dishes.

Popular chefs, such as Heston Blumenthal claim that pressure cookers allow him to achieve certain flavors in his dishes that he would not be able to achieve otherwise. 

Summary: 

If you are trying to mimic the flavors of specific regional dishes that call for pressurized cooking, you may want to purchase a traditional pressure cooker.

If not, and you are looking for automation and a bit more mindless cooking, the Instant-Pot is a great option. It is as simple as dumping your ingredients into the gadget, pressing the cook button, and coming back to a fully cooked dish. 

So, which one will you choose? After reading TONS of reviews and having multiple in-depth conversations with inside sources, I have compiled a list of options I proudly stand behind. 

 

 

Instant Pots 

The Instant Pot brand has four options. We recommend 2/4. 

 

#1  Duo Evo Plus (Amazon) 

If you are looking for pure ease of use and the fastest cook time, the Duo Evo Plus is your answer. 

This model claims to be a pressure cooker, rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, sous vide, sauté, food warmer, bake, stockpot, steamer, but all I really care about is the pressure-cooking feature.

The Duo Evo Plus cooks the fastest, has 48 preset cooking options, has better handles than any other model for handling, and my favorite feature, a steam diffusing cover that automates the scary step of releasing the pressurized steam from your Instant Pot. 

*If you are feeding a family of 4-5 people then the 8-quart option is your best bet.

Click here to buy: Duo Evo Plus (Amazon) 

 

#2 Duo Nova (Amazon)

If the size of your meal is a priority, there is only one model that offers a 10-quart option, the Duo Nova. 

This model only has seven cook features, pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker, sterilizer, and warmer, but again, all I care about is the pressure-cooking feature.

Click here to buy: Duo Nova (Amazon)

 

*Both options have raving reviews! Just remember, learn how to use the machine before using it. There have been serious injuries caused by the misuse of this product. 

 

Pressure Cookers

Out of the many reviews, we read online, America’s test kitchen has done the most thorough job testing and explaining which stovetop pressure cookers you should purchase.  

 

There are four things to look out for in a pressure cooker. 

  1. You want it to be able to reach the listed pressure capacity.
  2. You want it to be stainless steel because other metals will leave a metal taste in your food. 
  3. You want no curves in the body of the pot.
  4. For an even cook, you want the pot to have a thick metal base.

 

 

#1 Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker (Amazon)

For those who are looking to invest a bit into their kitchen gadgets, this high-quality Fissler Vitaquick stainless steel stovetop pressure cooker is your best all-around option according to America’s test kitchen. 

Click here to buy: Fissler Vitaquick Pressure Cooker (Amazon)

 

#2 Presto Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (Amazon)

If you are on a budget but are looking for the best all-around stovetop pressure cooker, America’s test kitchen recommends the Presto stainless steel pressure cooker.

Click here to buy: Presto Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker (Amazon)