Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Strawberry BBQ Sauce Ribs in Pressure Cooker

Using a fruity, strawberry flavored home made BBQ sauce to marinade the country style ribs before cooking in the pressure cooker. Going to use the tray in the pressure cooker to cook the potatoes and onions on top to make a lightly sweet and tasty meal. (really not as sweet as you would think, very tasty!!)

Sauce -
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 small onion
3 - 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar depending on personal choice
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup fruit juice (I used apple/pineapple/cherry in this case but just apple or pineapple are good)
1/2 tablespoon worcester sauce
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped Strawberries (about 1/2 dozen large or 9-12 small medium sized)

throw all the ingredients in a pan and bring to a high boil stirring constantly.. lower temp and let simmer for 15 minutes, remove from heat and hit with a stick blender (if you don't have a stick blender a regular blender is fine, but might let it cool a bit first)  return to stove and simmer 15-20 minutes more to let reduce a little bit.  let cool.

Rest of the ingredients - 
1-1/2 to 2 pounds country style ribs
3-4 potatoes
other 1/2 of small onion cut in large chunks
1/2 cup finely chopped veggies (what ever floats your boat, I used a tad of onion, some celery, a small bit of red pepper, small amount of carrot)
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt (and pepper if desired)

Take about 1 1/2 to 2LBS country style cut ribs rinse and leave moist,  throw in a container, drizzle enough sauce over ribs to coat and close lid on container and shake to coat evenly. let marinade for at least 2 hours.. more is better! (only used about half the sauce, the rest I bottled and saved for something else)

Ribs marinading in homemade fruit BBQ sauce

Peel and rinse Potatoes, chop onions and what ever other veggies you'd like into large chunks and set aside.

I'm also taking about 3/4 cup of fine chopped left over mixed veggies (celery, onion, red pepper and a bit of carrot) and throw into the bottom of the pressure cooker with a tablespoon of oil.. stir while you preheat the pressure cooker.

in the pot after simmering veggie bits

Throw in the ribs and sauce. Add divider and add the potatoes and large chopped veggies. Melt a tablespoon of butter and stir in a tablespoon of light olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of salt (and pepper if desired), brush on potatoes and onions, close lid and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Brush on buter/oil mix

When done, release pressure, remove and eat.. yum!! They really don't end up as sweet as you would think.. VERY tasty and super tender...

ribs.... mmmmmmmm


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