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Instant Pot Jeaw Bong BBQ Spare Ribs

A Lao inspired spare rib recipe using the instant pot. It's packed with spice, flavor, and fall off the bone goodness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Lao
Keyword: bbq, lao, lao food, lao food movement, laos, laotian, los angeles, spare ribs, spicy
Author: Saeng Douangdara
Cost: $20


  • Instant Pot


  • 5 lbs pork spare ribs
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup Mae Daeng's jeaw bong other jeaw bong (Lao sweet and spicy dip) will work
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • garnish with green onions


  • Cut ribs into segments.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the fish sauce, black pepper, chili powder, jeaw bong, and BBQ sauce. Mix well.
  • Rub the mixture all over the ribs.
  • Place the wire trivet rack in the instant pot.
  • Add the water, vinegar, and liquid smoke in the pot.
  • Put the ribs into the pot.
  • Press "pressure cook" and cook on high pressure for 35 mins.
  • When the pot beeps, allow the natural release for 10 mins, then turn the valve to quick release.
  • Carefully remove the ribs to a serving plate and lather more BBQ on them.
  • Garnish with green onions.
  • Make the broth into soup.