When you live in the south, there are certain foods which are considered a staple. We are known for drinking sweet iced tea and mint juleps and eating peach cobbler with ice cream. We are also known for our peaches, watermelon and peanuts which are great in desserts. One thing we are known for that will make my husband smile every time is our BBQ! We have more BBQ festivals and contests, both cooking and eating, than you can shake a stick at. My husband loves BBQ in just about any form or fashion and I try to cook it as often as I can.
I have become an expert at pulled pork and chicken as well as my BBQ brisket, but I never get my ribs to come out right. I was talking to a friend recently and she told me the only sure fire way to get your BBQ ribs to come our perfect every time is to use a pressure cooker. I had not heard this, so when I was offered the 6 qt. pressure cooker in Cayenne from Fagor America, I knew exactly what I was going to make!
I am going to admit I had a little trepidation as I delved into this review. I had never used a pressure cooker before and for some reason, I thought it was going to be hard to do. Imagine my surprise when I discovered the path to the mouth melt in your mouth, meat falling off the bone BBQ baby back ribs was super easy. Seriously, all you do is put all your ingredients into the Fagor America Cayenne pressure cooker, close the lid, set it and wait just 30 minutes!
This must have piece of cookware is made in Spain with high quality stainless steel. It comes in either 6 or 8 quarts and has either a high or low pressure setting. The cooker has a self locking mechanism, which takes the guessing out of whether it is closed properly or not. The Fagor America Cayenne pressure cooker retails for $120 for the 6 quart and $140 for the 8 quart. You can purchase it from the Fagor America website or from Open Sky, Target and Kohls. Be sure to follow Fagor America on Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube. One USA reader will win a 6 quart Fagor America Cayenne pressure cooker ARV $120.
BBQ Ribs Recipe
- 2-3 pounds baby back ribs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon spicy mustard
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 8 ounces of your favorite BBQ sauce
- Mix all the spices together and rub into the ribs. Heat the oil in the pressure cook and brown the ribs on both sides.
- Insert a cooking rack and place the ribs on the rack.
- Add the broth, close and lock. Bring to pressure on high heat, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes at high pressure.
- Release pressure. Serve with a little bit of its natural juices mixed with BBQ sauce.
Do you use a pressure cooker, and if so, what is your favorite dish to cook in it?