Pressure cooker beef ribs with a sticky sauce

Beef ribs

I’m really into beef and lamb ribs lately. Whenever I’ve seen them at restaurants, I’ve *had* to order them.

But since they’re not as popular as pork ribs, they’re not as readily available to buy raw. So when I saw beef ribs at the butcher last weekend, I snapped some up.

Beef ribs

The thing with beef ribs is that they are quite fatty, and also quite tough. They need to be cooked for a while to render the fat off and soften the meat.

Enter: my favourite appliance (after the Thermomix, of course) – Mr Pressure Cooker.

I haven’t told you lately how much I (still) love my pressure cooker. All I did for this recipe was throw everything into it, set it for 45 minutes, and it was pretty much done.

Beef ribs

The end result: super tender beef ribs, and a sweet, spicy sauce. Excellent and no-fuss.

Don’t you just love meals like that?

Pressure cooker beef ribs with a sticky sauce

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Pressure cooker beef ribs with a sticky sauce


  • 2 kg beef ribs (mine were asado ribs because that's what the butcher had, but use whatever you can get)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons dark molasses
  • 1 tablespoon ground red chili pepper


  1. Okay, this is all very simple.
  2. Basically throw everything into the pressure cooker, give it a good stir, and cook on high pressure until the ribs are tender. Mine took about 45 minutes.
  3. After the ribs have cooked enough, remove them from the sauce, and boil the sauce until it's reduced down and is nice and thick - about 10 minutes or so.
  4. Serve with the extra sauce and enjoy.
  5. That's it!


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