Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut #FallFlavors

Pork riblets in the instant pot with sauerkraut make weeknight comfort food suppers very doable with just a few simple sides.
Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

This post is sponsored on behalf of #FallFlavors. Our generous sponsors Door  County Coffee and Tea Company and Millican Pecan  have provided us with products for recipe creation and a giveaway for our readers. As always, all opinions are my own.

My recipe of the day  is for instant pot  pork  riblets  with sauerkraut,  one of the meals I enjoy making when the weather turns cool, and  obviously a huge #FallFlavor for me. This is something I have eaten my entire life as my Mom used to make it now and again  when I  was little.

Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

What are pork riblets?

If you don’t know what pork riblets are, they are basically St. Louis ribs that have been cut in half into little finger lengths. They will come in long slender slabs and you just cut them apart to fit the pressure cooker.

Once in awhile I will see these on sale at the market and I like to keep them because they are not only easy to eat, but being sold in ten pound boxes, I can divide them up and freeze.  Later on  I might make little bbq riblets or some 5-Spice Asian ribs as a party appetizer.

But for Fall, I like having these with mashed and a veggie side. It’s a very “Mom” kind of supper and the Instant Pot takes the work right out of it.

Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

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Welcome to Flavors of Fall where we celebrate all things associated with fall like squash, apples, pecans, sweaters, football; you get the idea!  Ellen from Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures have gathered 24 bloggers who have over 100 recipes they’re sharing this week in celebration of cool weather and sweatshirts.  We hope you find many must make recipes so get your pinning, tweeting, and sharing fingers ready!

Here’s what we made for Tuesday:

Maple Coffee Glazed Baked Donuts by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Baby Greens Salad with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, And Pecans by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut by Palatable Pastime
Pecan Chicken and Grape Salad by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Turkey & Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash by Sweet Beginnings

Apple Cider Cheesecake Tarts by Red Cottage Chronicles
Autumn Spice Coffee Pecan Fudge by Family Around the Table
Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Pecan Butter Pie by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pecan Pie Bars by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Vegan Ginger Pear Bundt Cake by The Baking Fairy

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Instant Pot Pork Riblets  with Sauerkraut

Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

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Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1


  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 2 pounds fresh sauerkraut rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-1/2 pounds pork riblets
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 cup beer


  • Whisk the mustard into the beer and add with remaining ingredients to the instant pot.
  • Set vent to seal and operate on manual for 45 minutes.
  • Allow steam to release before removing lid.


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Keyword Pork, Pressure Cooker, Ribs, Sauerkraut
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Instant Pot Pork Riblets with Sauerkraut

9 responses

    • If you don’t see them at your usual market check the Asian markets who have a meat counter as they might also have them.

    • It’s true, sauerkraut is mostly a cold weather thing. There is that recipe for the sauerkraut roll which takes kraut right into grilling season.

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