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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 dried chives
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper (omit for AIP)
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 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

Paleo Korean Pork Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

YOU GUYS. You NEED to try this recipe!

I turned 30 a few days ago, and whenever it’s my birthday, I miss my family a lot. My parents live in Korea and my brother lives in NYC, so I try to treat myself with something that reminds me of my mom’s cooking to cure my homesickness. These Korean BBQ style ribs is the oven-cooked version of my Slow Cooker Asian Beef Back Ribs, and they did an amazing job of fulfilling my craving for some delicious Korean food.

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

I absolutely love Korean food (it’s what I grew up on!), but it’s hard to eat gluten free with typical Korean food you find at a restaurant. Both soy sauce and chili paste (gochujang) contain wheat and they are a large part of Korean cooking. Because of this, I’ve been trying to recreate many traditional dishes at home using gluten-free substitutes.  

So far, these Korean pork ribs are one of my favorite recreations, and I can honestly say they taste better than ones I’ve tried at restaurants. I love how the sauce coats and caramelizes on the ribs and they are seriously SO delicious. Hope you try this recipe and love it as much as I do!

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

Korean BBQ Pork Spare Ribs

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Paleo Korean Pork Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 505 kcal
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 4 lbs pork spare ribs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste (omit pepper for AIP)
  • 1/2 pear, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos or gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 inch fresh ginger
  • 2 stalks of green onion
  • Chopped green onions and sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt and pepper. Lay them in a single layer on the parchment paper.
  3. Bake for 2.5-3 hours until the ribs are juicy and tender.
  4. While the ribs are baking, prepare the sauce. Place the rest of the ingredients, except chopped green onions and sesame seeds, in a food processor until thick and smooth. Set aside.
  5. Once the ribs are done, pour out the oil that's been cooked off and discard the parchment paper.
  6. Separate the ribs into sections using kitchen shears or a knife. Lay them out on the baking sheet.
  7. Slather on 1/2 of the sauce on top of the ribs.
  8. Broil for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven, flip the ribs, and slather on the rest of the sauce on the other side of the ribs.
  10. Broil for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is thick and caramelized.
  11. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and sesame seeds before serving
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Korean Pork Ribs
Amount Per Serving (0.5 lb)
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 765
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 85g 131%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 459mg 19%
Potassium 27mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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