Pressure Cooker Ribs – Spicy Maple Magic

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These pressure cooker ribs in a spicy maple sauce are so easy to make they’ll quickly become a family favourite.

While I may have decided not to have children, I’ve learned more about babies in the last year than I have my whole life.

Our family became just a bit bigger when my sister had a baby and I became an aunt!

Being an aunt is the best, you get to enjoy all the fun of children without any of the responsibilities.

But it does change things quite a bit. Almost all of our family gatherings are now at my sister’s house. My mother’s job is to clean and my job is to cook.

For a long time that was a bit challenging as most of our family loves spicy food but my sister just couldn’t handle spice after having a baby.

It was hard because she was missing out on a lot of her favourite food.

But hey you can’t roll the dice on having an upset stomach if you have a baby. It’s hard enough doing it at 100% health and she couldn’t confidently take the risk.

It’s not just new mothers, anyone can have issues with spicy food. If you’re going to indulge you must be prepared. We’ve all been there at some point or another in our lives.

You’re having a good time with friends and family and then all of a sudden the sweats kick in and you’re not feeling so hot.

Nausea, Heartburn, Indigestion, Upset Stomach, Diarrhea* – we all know that jingle.

Thankfully, Pepto-Bismol was just what she needed. She could indulge every once in a while and not worry about the potential for an upset stomach and everything that goes along with it.

Pepto-Bismol is one of those things you always want to keep on hand for the first sign of an upset stomach and if you’re hosting a party be kind to your guests and make sure it’s on your shopping list.

To ensure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label.

These pressure cooker ribs in a spicy maple sauce are so easy to make they'll become a family favourite.

Pressure Cooker Ribs

We love ribs, whether they are red wine braised ribs, spicy gochujang ribs or Pok Pok’s signature ribs.

Maybe it’s because you have to eat them with your hands but there’s something about ribs that brings people together.

I bought my sister a pressure cooker just before she had a baby as I knew it would save her precious time.

So I feel like this recipe is really about celebrating her new life, she can still have great indulgent dishes like spicy ribs but in a reasonable amount of time.

These pressure cooker ribs in a spicy maple sauce are so easy to make they'll become a family favourite.

Maple Chipotle Instant Pot Ribs

Instant pot barbecue spare ribs St Louis cut with hot honey chili marinade as top view on a modern design cast iron pan.

Maple Chipotle Instant Pot Ribs

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes

These pressure cooker ribs in a spicy maple sauce are so easy to make they’ll quickly become a family favourite.


  • 1 racks baby back ribs, cut into 2 to 3 rib portions
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water for instant pot


  1. Mix all the ingredients together (except water) and put 1/2 of sauce on ribs.
  2. Remove the thin membrane from one side of the ribs, by pulling it down.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water to Instant Pot. Place ribs on trivet in Instant Pot.
  4. Cook on manual pressure for 23 minutes.
  5. Allow the ribs to natural release for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove ribs and put on lined baking sheet. Brush with remaining sauce.
  7. Broil until it begins to slightly char, flipping to char on both sides.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 679mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 16g

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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This pressure cooker ribs post is sponsored by Pepto-Bismol. I use their liquid product at home and always travel with their chewable tablets. I’m so thankful to work with companies I already use that allow me to create genuine content like this and create recipes I love.


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