Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

5 mins prep to make this popular dim sum pressure cooker spare ribs with black bean sauce. Tender, moist, and juicy pork spare ribs is perfect over rice.

5 mins prep to make this popular dim sum – pressure cooker spare ribs with black bean sauce. Tender, juicy, and savory pork spare ribs is perfect over rice. It’s Dim Sum time! 😀

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Sunday was the day I looked forward to the most as a kid because it was the only day I didn’t have school (yes, I had school on Saturdays too in Hong Kong) AND it was Dim Sum day!! You see, the only daily pregnancy cravings my mom had when she had me was Dim Sum. I guess my love for dim sum started even before I was born. hahaha~

Besides the well known har gaw shrimp dumplings or siu mai pork dumplings, steamed spare ribs with black bean sauce is one of the most popular dim sums. The worst thing about ordering it is that it only comes in a small plate and everybody loves it! So you’d probably only get to eat 1 piece each time, maybe 2 if you’re quick.

Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce Recipe

So, why not make it at home? It’s really easy to make, especially with a pressure cooker. With just 5 mins prep, this dish can be ready in 35 mins. 😀

When people steam spare ribs at home, it’s common for the spare ribs to end up dry and tough. So we were cautious and critical in our timing and ingredients as we experimented this dish with our pressure cooker. We’ve tried it many times, and we’re quite satisfied with how tender, moist, and juicy the spare ribs turned out.

Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce Recipe Ingredients

Special Ingredients For Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs Recipe:

  • Pork spare ribs – if you purchase them in Asian butcher shops, they usually come in cut up pieces. If not, ask your butcher to chop them up in pieces for you.
  • Black Bean Sauce – this is a convenient substitute if you can’t get your hands on the Chinese fermented black beans Douchi 豆豉 or if you don’t want to make your own black bean sauce from scratch.
  • Sesame oil
  • Fish sauce

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5 mins prep to make this popular dim sum pressure cooker spare ribs with black bean sauce. Tender, moist, and juicy pork spare ribs is perfect over rice.

Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce Recipe Tips

Never do quick release after cooking with high pressure for this pressure cooker spare ribs. This one time, we wanted to test the difference between quick release and natural release for this dish (more like because we were starving LOL~), and we found the difference was HUGE. The spare ribs from quick release were chewy and dry while those from natural release were very tender and moist. Never QR for this ever again.

Now it’s YOUR turn to take out your pressure cooker and cook some Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Easy Instant Pot Recipes: Instant Pot Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Pressure Cooker Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

5 mins prep to make this popular dim sum pressure cooker spare ribs with black bean sauce. Tender, moist, and juicy pork spare ribs is perfect over rice.
4.95 from 19 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 2 - 4
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Amy + Jacky

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork spare ribs , cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon water
  • Green onions as garnish
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce (optional)

Black Bean Marinade

Instructions

  • Marinate Pork Spare Ribs: Marinate the pork spare ribs with Black Bean Marinade in an oven-safe bowl. Then, sit it in the fridge for 25 minutes.
    First, mix 1 tablespoon of oil into the marinated spare ribs. Then, add 1 tablespoon of corn starch and mix well. Finally, add 1 – 2 teaspoon of water into the spare ribs and mix well.
  • Pressure Cook Spare Ribs: Add 1 cup of water into the pressure cooker. Place steam rack in the pressure cooker. Then, put the bowl of spare ribs on the rack. Close lid. Pressure cook at high pressure for 15 minutes in an Electric Pressure Cooker, then natural release.
  • Garnish & Serve: Taste and add one teaspoon of fish sauce and green onions as garish if you like. Serve immediately & enjoy~
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The prep time in the recipe does not include inactive time.
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Nutrition:

Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Hong Kong
Keyword: black bean spare ribs, chinese spare ribs, instant pot black bean spare ribs, instant pot chinese recipes, instant pot ribs, instant pot spare ribs, pressure cooker black bean spare ribs, pressure cooker ribs, pressure cooker spare ribs
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5 mins prep to make this popular dim sum pressure cooker spare ribs with black bean sauce. Tender, moist, and juicy pork spare ribs is perfect over rice.

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Melissa Lo

Could you please provide instructions on how to create the sauce if we have the douchi bean

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Melissa Lo

Could you leave a note regarding how to make douchi sauce from douchi beans! Thx 😊

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Alex

Made the recipe exactly. Followed every step and ingredient. Made this in a 3qt instant pot. The family loved it including the picky kids!5 stars

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Tee

Hi! What brand and size oven safe bowl did you use?5 stars

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Miranda

Absolutely delicious and very easy to make, thank you very much for sharing this recipe! I will be making this again but for a family supper one night!5 stars

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Maddie

Hi Amy + JAcky,

I am excited to make This! If i do not have the Chinese wine, is there a substitute that I can use? Coming sherry?

Thank you in advance.

Maddie

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Maddie

Sorry, I meant cooking sherry. Thank you.

L.

Made this yesterday AND again today since the package of ribs made lots. Excellent both times. Thanks so much!5 stars

Celyn

Hi,

I doubled the portion and cooking time and it became tough and chewy. How long should I pressure cook it for 2 pounds of spareribs?

Thanks!

Teresa

I’ve made this twice and my kids love it. Used 1.5 lb baby back ribs, pressure cooked for 20 min with natural release. The ribs came out soft and very tasty.5 stars

Tom Nakagawa

Love your recipes! Made your pot roast many times and will be trying your Spaghetti sauce this weekend. Want to try this recipe. Can I make this with boneless pork? If so, what cut of pork do you recommend? Thank you.

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