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White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

These Whole30-friendly and Paleo Instant Pot Ribs served with tangy and creamy white barbecue sauce is the perfect, hearty meal any time of the year!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

While I have several rib recipes on this blog, this is the first time I attempted to make it in the Instant Pot, and the result is a fall-off-the-bone meal in 30 minutes! But the sauce… that’s what really makes this recipe shine.

I never actually knew about white barbecue sauce until I graduated from college and went to a bbq joint with a friend in New York City. I was intrigued when I saw it on the menu, so decided to try it out, and it was tangy, creamy, a little spicy, and so so delicious.

Ever since then, I basically forgot about it because it’s not a common menu item, and back then, I didn’t try to recreate every delicious restaurant meal at home like I do today. However, when I was making ribs recently, something made me think of that barbecue sauce and I was determined to make a paleo version of it and it turned out even better than I expected.

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If you’ve never had white barbecue sauce and feel weirded out by it, you really need to try it out before judging. I loved it so much that I just might favor it over regular barbecue sauce. I actually had leftovers of the sauce and have been putting it on my stir fry, veggies, and salads.

I was surprised at how quickly these Paleo Instant Pot Ribs came together, and how tasty they were. And I loved that I could use the Instant Pot because there’s been a heat wave in Southern California recently so I didn’t have to leave the oven on for hours, which is how I’ve been making my other ribs like this one. This much shorter cook time still yielded tender and crispy ribs that my husband and I couldn’t stop eating, so I hope you try out this recipe!

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

White Barbecue Sauce Paleo Instant Pot Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

Ribs

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 lb rack of spare ribs (pork or lamb)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

White Barbecue Sauce

  • 2 13.5 oz can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp honey (Omit for Whole30 or RESTART)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • A dash of hot sauce or more, to taste
  • Optional: water

Instructions

  1. Place the steam rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot and pour water and apple cider vinegar on top.
  2. Pat the ribs dry. Sprinkle garlic, onion, salt, and pepper evenly on the ribs.
  3. Place the ribs vertically in the Instant Pot on top of the steam rack, so they are standing on their side and coiling around the inside of the pot.
  4. Close the lid and make sure that the pressure valve is set to "sealing."
  5. Set to cook on Manual for 25 minutes under high pressure, let it naturally come to pressure for 10-15 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, Pour coconut milk into a saucepan and heat over medium high heat. Once it start boiling, turn heat to low and let simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it's thick and you can see the milk solids separating from the oil.
  7. Take off heat and add the rest of the ingredients for the White Barbecue Sauce to the saucepan, then whisk until smooth.
  8. Preheat oven to broil.
  9. Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a baking sheet so they curve down
  10. Brush the ribs with the White Barbecue Sauce.
  11. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the ribs form a dark, bubbly crust, keeping a close eye on it.
  12. Remove from oven and cut into sections. Serve with more White Barbecue Sauce.

 

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

These paleo ranch pork ribs are fall-off-the-bone delicious and so ridiculously easy to make!

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Holy moly. Anyone else obsessed with ribs? Because if you are, you are in for a real treat. We love ribs in this house and I already have several recipes on the blog that you can check out. But these ranch pork ribs… I think they might be my favorite recipe yet.

But first, I just want to give a short life update. Some of you have noticed on Snapchat that I haven’t been active as much, and the same goes for Instagram stories. Well, that’s because we’ve so crazy busy around here getting ready to get married!

We are actually about a week and half away from our wedding day in Mexico, so my life has been taken over by a combination of planning for that and settling into our new house. I have ZERO clue how people plan out weddings themselves without a wedding planner. We have one and we’ve still been so crazy busy preparing for it.

However, it’s been the good kind of busy and I’m so happy and thankful that we can have our closest loved ones gather for our special day. A reader asked me if I would do a wedding recap post on the blog, so I just might do that if all goes well. So stay tuned!

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Okay, back to these ribs. C absolutely loves ranch, which is why I chose to create this recipe. And with no surprise. he couldn’t get enough of these pork ribs. I am not a huge fan of ranch, but these, I could keep eating and eating! The richness of the ribs goes so incredibly well with the tartness of the ranch spices that we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal (and leftovers!).

Yes, it does take a few hours in the oven, but there’s minimum prep involved and the end result is so awesome. I usually start it in the afternoon, and then by dinnertime, we have a delicious dinner ready for us. Set it and forget it: oven edition. And you I can really use those kind of recipes these days with how busy we’ve been.

Hope you enjoy these paleo ranch pork ribs as much as we did!

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Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork spare ribs
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Zest of 2 large or 3 small lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • Juice from 1/4 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle the ribs with salt on both sides and lay them flat on the baking sheet so they curve down.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients, except lemon juice, until they form a thick paste.
  5. Rub the spice paste on top of the ribs until they are evenly coated.
  6. Bake the ribs for 2.5-3 hours until they are juicy in the inside, and crispy on the outside.
  7. Cut spare ribs into sections.
  8. If you want crispier ribs, broil them for 4-5 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with lemon juice before serving.

Whole30 Paleo Ranch Pork Ribs

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

We are just a day away from St. Patrick’s Day, and one of my few reasons why I love this day is because it means it’s almost Spring! That’s always a good thing to me because I just can’t wait for the warm weather. I know it’s so much colder and snowy in other parts of the country but I’m a summer girl and I’m the happiest under sunny warm skies.

And to celebrate almost-Spring, I made a SUPER easy and delicious one pot meal: Irish banger skillet! You literally just throw everything in a oven-proof skillet and bake it until it’s done. I love these kinds of meals because it’s so simple and you have less dishes to do. My favorite!

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

The traditional Irish bangers are usually pork sausage made with wheat flour. Since I can’t handle gluten, I made them with regular ol’ pork sausage which worked beautifully. This can also work with chicken as well. With cabbage, potatoes, and carrots, this Irish banger skillet makes a complete, budget-friendly meal your family will love.

If you need a yummy drink to go with your celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, make sure check out my paleo and vegan Shamrock Shake. It’s healthy and delicious, and taste GREAT with a bit of your favorite boozed mixed in as well.

Hope you imbibe safely and I wish you a giant pot of good luck and good cheer!

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pot Irish Banger Skillet

One Pan Irish Banger Skillet

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large russet potato, cubed
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp cooking fat, melted
  • 1 tsp sea salt, divided
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb chicken or pork sausage
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place shredded cabbage and garlic In an oven-proof skillet, and toss with 1 tbsp cooking fat and 1/2 tsp of sea salt.
  3. In a small bowl, toss potato and carrot with 1 tsp cooking fat and 1/2 tsp of sea salt until evenly coated. Place evenly on top of the cabbage. Sprinkle with black pepper.
  4. Nestle the sausage between the potato and carrot mixture on top of the cabbage.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then flip the sausages and bake for 15 additional minutes.
  6. Splash evenly with apple cider vinegar before serving.

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this Paleo Whole30 One Pot Irish Banger Skillet!