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Roadhouse Ribs

Whether you cook these roadhouse ribs in the slow cooker or Instant pot, they’ll make a big hit!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Pork, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Ribs, Instant Pot, pork ribs, slow cooker pork
Servings: 4
Calories: 784kcal


  • 3 lbs approx slab of baby back ribs


  • 2 12 oz cans beer
  • 1 small onion quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed


  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce see NOTES
  • 1/2 cup grape jelly
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce -OR- soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 tsp hot sauce
  • juice of 1 lime


  • Instant Pot/Electric Pressure Cooker:
  • Remove membrane from bone side of ribs.
  • Place all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add braising liquid ingredients to Instant Pot (or any electric pressure cooker). Place ribs in pot, cutting slab in half if necessary to fit them in.
  • Cook on meat setting (or high for other cookers) for 15 minutes (after pressure builds).
  • Let the pot sit for 5 minutes then release pressure.
  • Carefully remove ribs and spread desired amount of glaze over entire rib surface.
  • Broil or grill on high heat until glaze caramelizes; about 5 minutes.
  • Cut into individual ribs and serve immediately.
  • Slow Cooker Method:
  • Add braising liquid to crock pot. Place ribs in the liquid. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours, high 4-6 hours (times approximate).
  • Proceed as in Instant Pot method.


In a pinch, ketchup may be substituted for the hoisin sauce


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 784kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 822mg | Potassium: 738mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 3mg