Pressure Cooker Honey-Chipotle Riblets


Pork ribs from the pressure cooker are sure to become a party appetizer favorite! This ribs recipe is slathered in a sweet-smoky sauce of ketchup, molasses, honey, and chipotle peppers.

Pressure Cooker Honey Chipotle Riblets
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Bring To Pressure Time:
10 mins
Release Pressure Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 2 mins


  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper or chili powder

  • 3 pound pork loin back ribs*

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • cup honey

  • 2 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 - 2 canned chipotle peppers, minced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. In a small bowl combine the first six ingredients (through ground chipotle pepper); sprinkle over ribs and rub in with your fingers. Cut ribs into single-rib portions.

  2. Place rib portions in a 6-qt. electric or stove-top pressure cooker. For sauce, in medium bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Pour 1/2 cup of the sauce over ribs. Lock lid in place.

  3. Set an electric cooker on high pressure 22 minutes. For stove-top cooker, bring up to pressure over medium-high heat; reduce heat enough to maintain steady (but not excessive) pressure. Cook 22 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand to release pressure naturally 15 minutes. Release any remaining pressure. Open lid carefully.

  4. Transfer ribs to a platter. Brush or spoon some of the remaining sauce over the ribs. Serve with remaining sauce.


To make eating the ribs easier, ask your butcher to saw the ribs in half crosswise (across the bone) to create smaller rib portions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 445mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 287mg 6%
Folate, total 3.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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