Hey friends! I haven’t done a fine dining at home post for a while, so I figured it was time to share a new meal with you! I got the recipe for the main part of this meal from a recipe-sharing club I started at my work called The Finer Things Club (all you Office fans will understand). I just got an instant pot for Christmas but had no idea what to make in it, and thankfully one of my coworkers shared this great recipe! I have never made ribs before but she made it sound so easy and delicious in the instant pot that I had to give it a try. For reference, this is the instant pot I have.
From: The Defined Dish
Time: 45 mins
As I mentioned, I’ve never made ribs before, so this was quite a learning experience. I had to youtube how to get the membrane off the ribs, but other than that they were pretty easy to prepare! I just put on the dry rub that the recipe called for and put in a little water and apple cider vinegar, then let it cook in the instant pot for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, I made the blueberry BBQ sauce. I’m a fan of fruit-based sauces on meat because you can get such interesting flavors and textures, so I was pretty sure I would love this sauce recipe. It was really easy to make, although I think I added a bit too much salt since I used garlic salt rather than garlic powder. After simmering for a bit I did a quick pulse blend in my Ninja and it was ready to go! When the ribs were done cooking they were so tender, and I could tell they were going to be amazing. I put the sauce over them and broiled them for about 8 minutes, then they were done! They tasted so good, but if you’re making them I would invite some other people over to help you eat them because it’s hard to finish a whole slab between two people!
While the ribs were cooking my husband made his special garlic bread, which basically is a mix of some melted butter, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, Italian seasoning and cheese on top. He then bakes it at 400 degrees until the cheese is a little crispy. It always comes out perfect!
The broccoli is another Matt special with olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and garlic, cooked on low with a lid until it’s tender. At the end he sprinkled on some lemon juice, which was great to balance out the sweetness of the blueberry sauce.
If you’re new to instant pots like me, this is a great resource to start with. I hope you try this blueberry BBQ ribs recipe because it was amazing! If you do, let me know how it works out!