Mini – Sweet & Spicy Asian Ribs
Sticky, sweet, and a tad spicy, these ribs might be messy to eat, but totally worth it.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1/2cup ketchup
  • 1/2cup sugar
  • 1/2cup soy sauce
  • 3tablespoons honey
  • 1tablespoon Hoisin Sauce
  • 1tablespoon fresh gingerminced
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • 1/2teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2-3pound 1 rack baby back ribscut in half to fit into the pot
  • 1tablespoon salt
  • 1tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2cup vinegar
  • 1tablespoon sesame seedsfor garnish
  • 2tablespoons sliced green onionsfor garnish
To Prepare the Sauce
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients. Whisk over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce begins to thicken.
To Prepare the Ribs
  1. Remove the membrane from the back of ribs, if that has not already been done. Liberally salt and pepper both sides of ribs and smear 2 ounces of the sauce on the meaty side.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup water and vinegar into the Instant Pot inner pot. Lay the ribs in the pot, meaty side down, overlapping them as needed.
  3. Secure the lid, ensuring the valve is turned to the Sealing position. Press the Pressure Cook button and set the time to 25 minutes.
  4. While the ribs cook in the appliance, turn the oven on to broil, or heat up the grill.
  5. Once cooking is complete, allow the appliance to natural release for 10 minutes and then turn the valve to the Venting position to release the pressure. When all the pressure is released, carefully remove the lid.
  6. Using tongs, remove the ribs and place them, meaty side up, on a rack sitting on a rimmed baking sheet. Slather the remaining sauce on the ribs and place them 4 inches below the broiler for 5 to 10 minutes, or until nicely charred.
  7. Remove the ribs from the broiler and top with sesame seeds and green onions. Serve immediately.
  8. TIP: The ribs can go into the Instant Pot with or without the steam rack. These will work either way.