If you got this new pressure cooker you might be looking for an easy Crock Pot Express ribs recipe and I have one for you here! Tender fall off the bone barbecue ribs cooked in less than 30 minutes is now possible! Husband and kid approved, this is the only way I cook them now.
Are you new to pressure cooking? Or maybe you’re just looking for a hearty finger licking good meal everyone in your house will rave about, well these easy Crock Pot Express ribs are sure to please and SO simple to make! With just 3 ingredients needed you can throw these together about 30 minutes before you want to eat and have them fall off the bone done. If you like it a bit crispy and more done on the top a quick trip in the broiler does the trick, or serve right out of the pot with a side of vegetables or chips and you have yourself the perfect comfort food. To find more simple and delicious Crock Pot Express recipes look here.
I am not new to pressure cooking. I got my Instant Pot a year ago and use it several times a week. I recently got my Crockpot Express and was anxious to try it out and see the difference of Instant Pot vs Crock Pot Express. They are very similar other than a few buttons and both make my busy life a lot easier for sure!!
If you want to crisp up the outside then just put it under your broiler on high, on the middle rack, for 3-4 minutes or I have a dual toaster oven + air fryer here that I love and used for this. I set it at 350 for about 4-5 minutes and it came out nice and toasty like you see here.
It is totally up to you how you like them. Straight out of the pot they are delicious and fall off the bone tender, if you love the outside like you see below then just follow these steps to the perfect pressure cooker ribs!
If you start your Crockpot Express ribs and shortly after it beeps and shows an E6 code there is no need to worry….this happens and is easily fixed. Just release the steam valve (there is probably no steam to be let out), open your lid, adjust your ribs so they aren’t sitting flat on the bottom of the pot and sauce is between your ribs and the bottom of your pressure cooker.
Add another 1/2 c. of water which may help avoid the code appearing again too. The E6 error code is a sign that something may be burning (but sometimes occurs when things are fine) but maybe needs just a bit more liquid. You can read more about Crockpot Express E6 error code here.
Here’s all you need to make these easy Crock Pot Express ribs
- Rack of ribs – we prefer pork back ribs
- Barbecue sauce – don’t choose one that is high in sugar to avoid burning (honey style isn’t good), this is the one we like
- Crock Pot Express pressure cooker
Crock Pot Express Ribs
- 1 rack ribs we prefer pork, they come out the tenderest
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce 20 oz, do not choose honey style, it will cause to possibly burn
- 1 c water
- Cut your rack of ribs into smaller pieces, I cut into pcs. with 4 ribs in each section.
- Pour 1/2 c. water into your Crock Pot Express pressure cooker, followed by 1/2 your bottle of barbecue sauce.
- Put your rib pcs. inside facing upward so ribs aren't laying flat on the bottom and cause to overheat and trigger a E6 code that means it is overheating. (if it does I'll tell you below what to do..no worries)
- Pour the rest of your barbecue sauce on top of your ribs.
- Add 1/2 c. water into your bbq sauce bottle, put cap on and shake to loosen remaining sauce, pour this on top of your ribs too so they are nice and coated.
- Close your lid and steam valve.
- Set your pot to the meat setting, high, for 25 minutes.
- Do a quick release on your steam valve when it is done.
- You can serve immediately or put in oven or convection oven on broiler setting 350 degrees for about 4-5 min. to gently brown the tops.
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