Easy BBQ Pork Ribs | Nik Snacks #JuneteenthCookout ~ Nik Snacks

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I’m participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover. This initiative was established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth – a jubilee of freedom to commemorate the end of slavery – and to amplify the food traditions of black culinary creatives.

Click here to experience 70+ recipes and culinary traditions from Black content creators all over America and beyond.

Juneteenth is a portmanteau of the words "June" and "Nineteenth". The date marks the day in 1865 that the last of the enslaved Black people in America learned of their freedom.

And for over 150 years since, Black American families, cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated this summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people.

Only a footnote in the history books in school, I didn't know the true significance and celebratory traditions of Juneteenth until recently. But I've known about barbecue my entire life.

Barbecue as a noun and a verb is a staple of the American culinary footprint – so much so that three national holidays (Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) are associated with it. Barbecue is seasoned and flavored by the people who could not enjoy any freedom on Independence Day for almost a century.

While the following recipe is not traditional, it is an iteration of the modern way of cookery.

When you don’t have time to set up the smoker or fire up the grill, these EASY BBQ PORK RIBS come to the rescue. Not in the mood for pork ribs? No problem – The following recipe can be used for beef ribs and bbq chicken legs too.

Easy BBQ Pork Ribs

The secret to the Easy BBQ Pork Ribs? The Instant Pot! Pork ribs still come out smoky, juicy, saucy, so easy and tasty in half the time.

When I purchased my Instant Pot nearly a year ago (or maybe it was 2 years? Time flies when you're not slaving over a hot stove all day) these ribs were the first thing my boyfriend and I made. We didn't mess around with corn on the cob or hard-boiled eggs. We went straight for the jugular.

That's how I knew my cooking life at home was about to change. Check how easy this is:

In the time it takes you to make the slaw, the cornbread, and set up the ice cream maker for the kids, the ribs will be done.

Season a rack or two with your favorite rub, let the ribs cook in the Instant Pot for 25 minutes, baste with your favorite BBQ sauce and finish them off in the oven. You'll be eating like kings and queens in no time at all.

YIELD: 4lbs, serves 2-3


4 lb. pork loin back ribs, membrane removed (or beef ribs, country ribs, chicken legs)

1/2 cup all-purpose barbecue rub

1 cup beer, broth or water

Barbecue sauce, as needed


1. Season ribs with all-purpose barbecue rub. Pat rub onto all sides and lift up flaps to get seasoning underneath and in between each nook and cranny.

2. Place trivet in Instant Pot. Pour beer into the bottom of the pot. Add seasoned ribs by rolling them lengthwise and placing them on top of the trivet. The rack of ribs should be standing up with the bones vertical to the sides of the pot.

3. Close lid with pressure vent closed. Set to pressure cook on HIGH for 25 minutes. Allow pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes and then manually release the rest of the pressure.

4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Open Instant Pot lid, remove ribs and place on a parchment paper or foil-lined baking sheet.

5. Brush or pour BBQ sauce on all sides and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 15 minutes or until tender.

6. To serve, remove ribs from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice into portions. Eat.


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