Spare Ribs with Black Bean Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes:

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

Appears in
Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals: Fast, Fresh & Affordable

By Patricia Tanumihardja

Published 2020

  • About

My husband jokes that when we go out for dim sum with my family, he has to prepare himself for the “battle of the chopsticks.” If you aren’t quick with your chopsticks, you’ll be left with nothing to eat. One of my favorite dim sum dishes is tiny pork ribs steamed with black bean sauce. Ask your butcher to cut up the ribs for you.


  • 2 tablespoons prepared black bean garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 1


  1. Mix together the black bean sauce, cooking wine, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add the pork and toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Toss the marinated pork with the cornstarch and transfer to a heatproof container. Cover with foil.
  3. Pour 1