Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce are Chinese mini ribs cooked in  the  Instant Pot with an umami rich cooking sauce.
Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

By Sue Lau |  Palatable Pastime

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce is my recipe of the day with the blogging group Multicooker Monday. We join forces  on the third Monday of the month and share our favorite  recipes using small appliances.

This month I am  sharing an instant pot recipe for Chinese pork  riblets in black bean sauce.

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

The riblets are brothy  and full of umami, which makes them perfect to serve over rice. You can also serve these in a bowl as an appetizer to eat with your fingers.

I used riblets that are  precut. You can certainly use pork spare ribs or baby  back ribs and add those to the cooker.

Perfect sides for this recipe, besides rice, would be steamed or stir-fried  vegetables. Or perhaps noodles.

Multicooker Monday

Multicooker Monday

Multicooker Monday

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

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Pork Riblets in Black Bean Sauce

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Pressure Release 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Servings 4


  • Instant Pot or Electric Pressure Cooker


  • 3 pounds pork spare ribs (pre-cut into riblets)
  • 1/2 cup rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 inch knob fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 tablespoons fermented black beans
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Place ingredients in Instant Pot and lock lid, setting the vent to seal.
  • Cook at pressure on high/manual for 45 minutes.
  • Use the quick release.
  • When steam subsides, lift lid and stir ribs with sauce.
  • Serve with rice.


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3 responses

  1. I have a bottle of unopened black bean sauce, this is a wonderful recipe, will try this soon.

    • Don’t use the canned sauce in this. The recipe calls for fermented black beans (or salted) which come in bags and are called Douchi (豆豉) in Mandarin.

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