St. Louis Ribs (Instant Pot and NuWave Bravo XL Smart Oven Air Fryer Recipe)


2 Slabs of St. Louis Ribs, about 6 pounds
1 Cup Apple Juice (cold)
1 Cup Cold Water
Pork Rub of Choice to taste
Cooking Spray


  1. Add water into the Instant Pot inner/cooking pot.
  2. Insert the trivet into the inner/cooking pot.
  3. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  4. Cut the ribs into quarters.
  5. Cover the ribs with your Pork Rub of choice to taste.
  6. Place the ribs into the Instant Pot inner/cooking pot.
  7. Put on the Instant Pot lid and close the seal.
  8. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 25 minutes.
  9. Allow a 15 minute Natural Release.  Wait 15 minutes after the cook is finished and then press the pressure release button. Take care to avoid the pressure release exhaust area.
  10. Check the meat temperature, to confirm it is fully cooked.
  11. Put a rack on the 2nd from the lowest rack holder of the NuWave Bravo XL Smart Oven Air Fryer.
  12. Place some foil in the Baking Pan for the NuWave Bravo XL Smart Oven Air Fryer and spray with cooking spray.
  13. After releasing pressure on the Instant Pot.  Use tongs or the trivet to pull the ribs from the Instant Pot.
  14. Transfer about half the ribs to the baking pan pan. (You may add BBQ sauce now if your preference.)
  15. Place the baking pan into the NuWave Bravo XL Smart Air Fryer Oven.
  16. Press the ON/OFF Button, to turn the Smart Oven On.
  17. Press the MENU Button until the Broil option is selected.
  18. Press the Start Button/Dial.
  19. Allow to cook on Broil for the default 500° F. for 10 minutes.
  20. Repeat steps #13-18 above for the rest of the ribs.
  21. Enjoy!

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