Pressure Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Southern Barbecue
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Serves: 10
Dr. Pepper Ribs are delicious and the pressure cooker makes them so easy to prepare. Aside from the few hours spent soaking in the Dr Pepper Brine, these ribs are ready to eat in under 45 minutes. (My pressure cooker is a 6 quart model. If you have a larger one, this recipe may not work, so consult the manual for your particular model).
  • 3 cups Dr Pepper
  • ¼ cup kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 1 bottle of your favorite barbecue sauce
  1. Place ribs in a plastic container with a lid or a large zip lock bag
  2. Cover with 3 cups Dr. Pepper and ¼ cup salt.
  3. Allow to soak in this mixture for 2-8 hours, turning ribs to ensure that all of the ribs are infused with the liquid.
  4. Pat the ribs dry and cut into sections of 4 to 6 ribs so they will fit in your pressure cooker.
  5. Pour 1 cup Dr. Pepper into the bottom of the pressure cooker
  6. Coat the outside of the ribs with the spice rub and set them on end in the pressure cooker.
  7. Pour 1 to 1½ cups of barbecue sauce over top of the ribs trying to distribute it across the tops of all of them.
  8. Place lid on pressure cooker, secure lid and turn pressure valve to the closed position.
  9. Turn timer to 20 minutes.
  10. When the pressure cooker switches to the keep warm position (when the timer runs out), release the pressure.
  11. Remove the ribs from the pressure cooker and arrange in a single layer in a foil lined baking dish.
  12. Brush the tops with barbecue sauce and broil for five minutes.
  13. Remove from oven, turn over the ribs and brush them with barbecue sauce again, then broil for 5 more minutes
  14. Serve
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at