Rib internal temp was 160 degrees when finished. Ribs were of good flavor and cooked but not real tender like my smoker would do them.
Still air frying would be an alternative if you didn't have the time to smoke them. I used the Hairdryer instructions and I found that the temperature was different because my Hairdryer doesn't cook with 5 minute increments unfortunately, so I used 270 degrees, and they turned out delicious.
I could not get the membrane completely off the ribs. I did add some at the end, but it is good without if you like dry rub ribs.
Remove the membrane: Peel off the silver skin from the back of the ribs. Once hot, place the ribs into the basket with the meat side down and cook for 15 minutes.
Use kitchen tongs to flip the ribs, and cook for 10 more minutes at 375 °F/190 °C. Place the basket back in the air fryer and cook for 3-5 more minutes at 400 °F/200 °C, or until the sauce has set and darkened slightly.
(It may take more or less time based on the thickness or your ribs and the model of your air fryer. ) Preheat the air fryer BEFORE placing the ribs into the basket.
Watch very closely during the last few minutes so that your ribs won’t get burned. It takes just a few minutes to make, and it’s so flavorful with the combination of ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar and other spices.
I always make a double batch of the sauce so that I serve with other meals such as burgers or fries. While the minimum internal temperature for pork ribs should reach 145 °F according to USDA, the collagen and connective tissue don’t start to melt at a higher temperate.
The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the ribs as well as your air fryer, so adjust accordingly. For the most tender ribs, I recommend removing the thin membrane covering the rack.
Lift and loosen the membrane off the bone, and then you can peel it off the back of the ribs easily. Remove the membrane: Peel off the silver skin from the back of the ribs.
Cut the rack of pork ribs into 2-3 sections so that it can fit into your air fryer basket. Make the spice rub: In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper and cumin.
Flip the ribs using kitchen tongs, and cook for 10 more minutes at 375 °F/190 °C. Place the basket back in the air fryer and cook for 3-5 more minutes at 400 °F/200 °C, or until the sauce has set and darkened slightly.
Calories: 540kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 148 mg | Sodium: 935 mg | Potassium: 636 mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | vitamin A: 632IU | vitamin C: 1 mg | Calcium: 69 mg | Iron: 2 mg I didn’t have the problem the other reviewer had.
The meat was chewy and did not fall off the bones like my slow-baked in the oven ribs do. It tasted good so put sauce and a few more minutes.
Followed recipe exactly and kept close watch. I just don't think fast cooking can ever create a tender rib no matter the appliance used.
Will do these again but will know what to expect so won't be disappointed. I had to cook a little longer than the recipe stated.
If you’re in a pinch and don’t have all day to smoke or bake them, this is a great alternative for sure! One of our newest air fryer recipes here on The Typical Mom blog.
I have 2 traditional air fryers as well as making lots of ninjas Food recipes too. Now let’s talk about the #1 tip you MUST follow if you’re making a tender ribs recipe.
That is the thin skin like layer on the bottom side of your rack. Those are pressure cooked and then air fried and come out fall off the bone tender.
Some people do like to parboil spare ribs for a little in order to tenderize the meat. If you choose to do this, make sure to simmer them rather than cook them at a full boil for a long time.
Boiling too long and for too high of heat may result in tough meat. If you’re looking for how to cook boneless ribs in an air fryer I’d follow the same directions.
Then you’ll want to season the ribs on the outside with at least salt and pepper. Preheating your air fryer is important too so it cooks evenly right from the start.
In a bowl mix together last 5 ingredients on list to make homemade BBQ sauce, or us jarred. Brush meat side of ribs with BBQ sauce, then put into air fryer basket with bone side facing up.
Brush BBQ sauce on top and close basket. Remove when outsides are as crispy brown as you'd like them and meat is cooked.
Remove, brush on more BBQ sauce and check internal temp to ensure it is cooked through. * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.