Heaven Preserve Us: Instant Pot Sticky BBQ Sauce.

As we near the launch of our sister company Heaven Preserve Us at Crystal Palace Market on May 17th we are madly labelling bottles, writing copy, building our E-Shop and of course perfecting our recipes. We used the reasonably mild weather this last Sunday to invite friends to a BBQ to try some of our new range of products. We’ve been super busy recently, and time is a major factor with everything at the moment.  I had a eureka moment at about 0200am on Saturday morning and got up, popped all the ingredients for our sticky BBQ sauce into the Instant pot, set the slow cooker for 2 hours and struck another thing off the list.One of the things I love about the instant pot is its efficiency. I woke up on Saturday morning and the pot had kept the sauce warn, the flavours had infused perfectly and the taste and so much more depth than just cooking it on the hob, so much richer and so I’m happy now to make our sauces for the business using both the pressure cooker and the slow cooker.
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  • 1 large rack of pork ribs
  • salt
  • pepper
  • A large pinch of finely chopped oregano and thyme
  • A drizzle of olive oil

For the barbecue sauce

  • 500 ml Tomato ketchup
  • A thimbleful of rum
  • 120 ml  sherry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 shallots, minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp of freshly milled black pepper
  • 1 tbsp of Maldon salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp of mustard powder


Firstly, generously season the rack of ribs with salt and pepper, then drizzle some olive oil over the ribs and sprinkle with the herbs massaging gently so that the entire rack is covered. Put in the fridge overnight.  Making the barbecue sauce in advance will also increase the intensity of the flavours. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes before removing from the heat and allowing to cool. Place in an airtight container and put in the fridge until you need to use it. Next it’s time to slow roast the ribs. Preheat the oven to 110/gas mark 1/4 . Place the ribs in baking trays and cover with foil. Place in the oven for 4 hours. After 4 hours remove the ribs from the oven, remove the foil and drain the juices. With a pastry brush paint the ribs with the barbecue sauce so that they are completely covered. Return to the oven uncovered for another 40 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven and serve with the remaining sauce, corn on the cob, wings, coleslaw and cheesy chips !




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