Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs: Paleo and AIP

Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs: Paleo and AIP

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Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs might be the simplest, yet most pleasing Paleo, AIP recipe I have made to date.

I am a Texan, so I consider myself a BBQ connoisseur (or a snob, depending on your take. HA!). I grew up eating some of the best BBQ in the country and developed a deep love for all things grilled and smokey. MMM . . . grilled and smokey. I might be drooling.

 

Anyway, you may wonder how it’s  possible for a BBQ snob to possibly endorse an Instant Pot rib recipe. I was skeptical as well, my friends, but I am here to tell you- these Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs are delish!

The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. Did I mention you only need four ingredients and they cook in 20 minutes?  Plus . . .

You can customize these Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs by utilizing any type of sauce you prefer.

I need my ribs to be Paleo (AIP is even better) so I use Tessamae’s BBQ Sauce (also Whole30 approved when I can find it or KC Natural – Mastodon Paleo AIP BBQ Sauce.   

Both of these sauces are delicious and perfect for Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs. 

If you are not concerned about adhering to Paleo or AIP, you should try my very favorite rubs and sauces from my favorite bbq place:

The Salt Lick, in Driftwood Texas. We love it so much that we had some shipped to our wedding reception in Cooperstown, NY!

The salt Lick today is not the Salt Lick of my youth, as it has gained national recognition from the many celebrities who feature it on their shows on The Food Network, but it is still just as good as I remember it. They ship anywhere, so if you don’t feel like making your own and want to try some delicious, authentic, Texas BBQ, check them out.

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I do not use a rub in this ultra simple recipe, but it sure can amp up the flavor!

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Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 rack baby back ribs I sometimes make two at a time
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce see my Paleo/ AIP suggestions above
  • generous sprinkling kosher salt
  • generous sprinkling Ground black pepper omit for AIP
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 rack baby back ribs I sometimes make two at a time
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce see my Paleo/ AIP suggestions above
  • generous sprinkling kosher salt
  • generous sprinkling Ground black pepper omit for AIP
Instructions
  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
    instant pot BBQ pork ribs
  2. Season the Baby Back Ribs with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper (omit for AIP).
  3. Place 1 cup of cold water and a trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker insert. Place the baby back ribs on top of the trivet. Close lid and cook at High Pressure for 20-25 minutes. Here's how to cook two at once.
  4. Turn off the heat and use full Natural Release.
  5. preheat the oven to 450F.
  6. Spread the sauce evenly over the baby back ribs (Top and bottom).
  7. Cook the ribs in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

There is no need to double the time when cooking two racks of ribs. The cooking time is the same.

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Six-Minute Paleo Instant Pot Balsamic Pork

Six-Minute Paleo Instant Pot Balsamic Pork

Have you avoided pork tenderloin because it usually turns out dry and rubbery? You aren’t alone. It can be tricky. But this six-minute Paleo Instant Pot balsamic pork will change your mind and convert you to a fan in no time. 

The pork tenderloin of my past was always overcooked, so I thought I didn’t like it. I only ate it when served at someone’s house and even then I took only a small portion and doused in a sauce to make it palatable, of course. I never ordered it at a restaurant, and never bought it because I imagined it must be difficult to get right.

My first positive experience with tenderloin was with a slow cooker recipe I tried a few years ago. I still wasn’t convinced I could prepare one to slice though because this recipe required shredding, which can make even dry meats work in certain instances (more sauce, please).

Unfortunately, I don’t use the slow cooker anymore now that I have an Instant Pot, but I certainly did not think pressure cooking would be a good method because it cooks so fast and tenderloin is so lean, but I kept seeing recipes on Pinterest and figured I’d have to give it a shot at some point. I was just freaked out by the drastic cooking time discrepancies: they ranged from 7 minutes to 45! Six minutes didn’t seem nearly long enough, and 45 minutes is insane- don’t do that to your tenderloin, please.

I finally found one that seemed easy enough to alter to fit my needs and used ingredients I had on hand.

This easy 6-minute Paleo instant pot balsamic pork tenderloin is one of those rare recipes that is effortless but will impress even the most particular of guests.

My recipe is inspired by another I found at baconismagic.com.  I changed ingredients and reduced the cooking time to 6 minutes based on my end results.

If you cook lots of protein like I do, you should invest in a meat thermometer if you haven’t already. It really is the most reliable way to check for appropriate doneness and make sure your meats are reaching the proper temperatures for safety as well. I use one just like the one I linked to above. It has a feature that, when using the oven or grill, you can set the desired end temperature and the timer will beep when that temperature is reached. It’s kind of amazing.

For six-minute Paleo instant pot balsamic pork, you want your tenderloin to be at 137 degrees when you remove it from the instant pot and 145 degrees after it rests for ten minutes while you reduce your sauce. Perfect.

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Changes I made to convert the original recipe to a Paleo instant pot pork recipe:

One of the ingredient changes I made was to swap cornstarch with tapioca flour/starch you can also use arrowroot!. If you have not used it as a thickening agent before you should know that the consistency will look a little different, but the taste will not be impacted at all. The tapioca flour adds a more gelatinous set to the sauce.

I also swapped brown sugar for organic honey and canola oil to coconut. I use a flavorless and odorless coconut oil when I don’t want to have a coconut flavor in my food, but still want the health benefits of coconut oil.

If you are questioning whether Worcestershire sauce is Paleo or not, then we think the same way. I researched it before I added this to my weekly meal plan, and was happy with the answers I found. If you’d like to check it out for yourself, click here. 

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6-Minute Paleo Instant Pot Balsamic Pork
6-minute Paleo instant Pot balsamic pork
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin mine came in a pack of two
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock water will work if you don't have stock
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 2 teaspoons paste
  • 1 Tablespoon worcester sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard I used Grey Poupon because I had it in my fridge
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 Tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup water mix with stach
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin mine came in a pack of two
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock water will work if you don't have stock
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic or 2 teaspoons paste
  • 1 Tablespoon worcester sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard I used Grey Poupon because I had it in my fridge
  • 1 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 Tablespoon tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup water mix with stach
6-minute Paleo instant Pot balsamic pork
Instructions
  1. Turn your Instant pot to saute, and add coconut oil. Once oil is heated through, brown the tenderloins.
  2. Add remaining ingredients (except tapioca starch and water). Set on manual for 6 minutes.
  3. Quick release the pressure when the timer rings. Check that pork tenderloin reaches 137F with a meat thermometer. Remove from pot and cover with aluminum foil to allow meat to rest.
  4. Turn Instant Pot to saute. Add tapioca starch to water and mix thoroughly. Add to Instant Pot and bring to a boil. Then turn off and on to maintain a simmer, until liquid has decreased by 50%. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
  5. Once the sauce is ready, cut the pork into medallions. Pour sauce over pork tenderloin and serve.
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Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw- Keto Friendly

Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw- Keto Friendly

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Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw is a keto friendly recipe that came together on one of those, “I need to clean out the fridge” nights.

You know what I am talking about, right? You are digging around, trying to make sense of what is happening in your fridge, and realize you’re going to need to get creative if anyone is going to eat that night. I had some coleslaw mix that was on its “use by” date because I had forgotten about it when it was buried under the spinach and carrots the week before.

I hate throwing away produce, and thankfully I have become much more organized since this desperate evening. You can read my post about how I meal plan here.

I didn’t have any of the typical proteins I would serve with traditional coleslaw, and honestly didn’t feel like eating coleslaw either. So what the heck was I going to do with this coleslaw mix?

I had made an “Egg roll in a Bowl” recipe before using coleslaw mix and had seen several crack slaw recipes floating around, but I didn’t have any ground beef or pork on hand, so that was out.

I did have frozen shrimp on hand as well as a few other necessary ingredients though, so keto friendly, Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw was born.

While the shrimp thawed I looked for a few of those recipes I had seen. They all called for soy sauce and sugar and didn’t seem to have enough ingredients to yield the flavor I was hoping to achieve, so I made some mental adaptations to “Paleo-fy”  (replacing sugar with stevia and soy sauce with coconut aminos) and went for it.

If Coconut Aminos are unfamiliar to you, it’s a gluten and dairy free, non-GMO, low glycemic alternative to soy sauce. I was skeptical, but the change didn’t even take getting used to. It’s a tasty alternative to that beloved sauce.

Stevia is a Paleo approved sweetener, as it is derived from a nutritive, natural source.I also use pastes in place of fresh garlic and ginger.

Some balk at the idea of buying pre-chopped veggies, but I am not one of those people.

My hands hurt if I do too much chopping, though not as much now that I have started using my handy, dandy new rolling knife, but I am busy and usually running around like a chicken with my head cut off, so I use short cuts regularly.

Herbs in paste form are of my biggest time savers. I use garlic, ginger, and basil pastes often. You can click on the pictures below to read more or purchase.

If you prefer fresh garlic and ginger, by all means, please use it in the same quantities. I am sure your Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw will be even more delicious as a result.

Paleo Crack Slaw is on the rotation about every two weeks around here. It would be on more often, but because it has Siracha in it, which contains a nightshade (peppers, tomatoes, and white potatoes are the most common) I only have it every once in a while. Tomatoes cause me the most difficulty, so I never eat them, but I can tolerate small amounts of pepper. You can read more about how I manage my rheumatoid arthritis with diet here. And you can read more about diets for autoimmune disease here.

I hope you will enjoy this recipe. Let me know when (notice I didn’t say, “if”) you try it, especially if you add any new ingredients!

 

 

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Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw
A super fast, tasty Paleo meal you can have ready in minutes.
keto friendly Paleo Shrimp Crack slaw
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons garlic paste one for the marinade, two for the sauce
  • 5 teaspoons ginger paste one for marinade, two for slaw, two for sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos one for marinade, four for sauce
  • 3 green onions sliced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce I use Siracha
  • 2 packets Stevia or other Paleo sweetener
  • 1 14 ounce bag coleslaw mix in produce section/ bagged salads
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and cleaned
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 3 teaspoons garlic paste one for the marinade, two for the sauce
  • 5 teaspoons ginger paste one for marinade, two for slaw, two for sauce
  • 5 Tablespoons Coconut Aminos one for marinade, four for sauce
  • 3 green onions sliced (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce I use Siracha
  • 2 packets Stevia or other Paleo sweetener
  • 1 14 ounce bag coleslaw mix in produce section/ bagged salads
keto friendly Paleo Shrimp Crack slaw
Instructions
Marinade
  1. Combine shrimp with one Tablespoon of coconut aminos, one teaspoon of ginger paste, and one teaspoon of garlic paste. Toss to coat and set aside.
    Paleo shrimp crack slaw
  2. Add the oil to a medium sauce pan set on medium heat. Add the slaw mix to the pan with 2 teaspoons of garlic paste and the onions(if using) cook until the slaw begins to soften
    Paleo shrimp crack slaw quick entree
Sauce
  1. While this is cooking, make your sauce. Combine the: 4Tbsp Coconut Aminos 2tsp ginger paste 2tsp white vinegar 2tsp hot sauce or chili sauce 2 packets of Stevia mix to combine- adjust to personal taste preference
    Paleo shrimp crack slaw
Put it all together
  1. Add the shrimp with marinade and sauce to the pan and cook until the shrimp is pink.
    paleo shrimp crack slaw
  2. Serve with additional siracha for those who like it spicy.

I am all about quick recipes I can throw together in under 20 minutes, and Paleo Shrimp Crack Slaw is up there with the best of them.

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