Instant Pot Ribs Recipe (VIDEO)

Instant Pot Ribs is the easiest way to achieve tender, juicy ribs. Whether you’re using baby back ribs or pork loin ribs, pressure cooking tenderizes the meat in a fraction of the time so you can enjoy homemade ribs even on busy weeknights.

Our Smoked Ribs take about 7 hours from start to finish and Baked BBQ Ribs take more than 2 1/2 hours, cooked low and slow in the oven. This recipe requires no marinating time and is done in around 45 minutes. P.S. you can even use frozen ribs!

Instant Pot Ribs sliced and served on a tray

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Instant Pot Ribs Recipe:

The ingredients here are simple: ribs (baby back ribs or pork loin ribs), apple juice, cider vinegar, seasoning salt, dry rub and of course bbq sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous, add half a teaspoon of liquid smoke to add that smoked element to your ribs. The instant pot makes the magic happen – amazingly fast with excellent results.

Instant Pots save time and have consistent results for corn on the cob, instant pot boiled eggs and dulce de leche. This Instant Pot Ribs recipe is sure to become a new favorite for you.

Ingredients for instant pot ribs with ribs, apple juice, vinegar, bbq sauce, seasoning salt and rib rub

What is the Best BBQ Sauce for Ribs?

We love sweet bbq sauce for ribs because it caramelizes on the ribs when they are finished off. If you have a favorite bbq sauce you would recommend, I’d love to hear from you in a comment below. A couple of our family favorites include:

Baby Back Rib glazed in the best bbq sauce

How to Prepare Baby Back Ribs:

Start by prepping your ribs. Baby Back Ribs and Pork Loin ribs typically already have the silver skin on the meat side trimmed and the membrane on the boney side removed. If they are present, use a small knife to loosen it at the corner and a paper towel to help grip and pull it off of the ribs. on it to pull it off. You want to remove that so the flavors can penetrate the ribs. If you want a visual, check out this photo tutorial from Weber.

Prepared baby back ribs on cutting board

How to Make Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs:

The process for making instant pot ribs is truly easy:

  1. Rub the ribs with seasoning salt and BBQ Dry Rub.
  2. Combine apple juice, vinegar, 1/3 cup bbq sauce and liquid smoke (if using) in the instant pot.
  3. Coil the ribs inside the pot, cover and cook on high pressure 25 minutes followed by a 10-minute natural pressure release.
  4. Remove ribs, brush with BBQ sauce and broil or grill 5 minutes

How to Make Instant Pot Ribs step by step photos

To Finish Ribs on the Grill:

Preheat the grill to 350-400˚F. Place the bbq sauce smothered ribs directly on preheated grill, cover, and grill 5 minutes.

To Finish Ribs in the Air Fryer:

Cut rack in half, smother with bbq sauce as usual and place both halves side by side in the air fryer basket for 4 min on high.

Finished BBQ Ribs Sliced into quarters

What to Serve with Ribs:

These saucy bbq ribs are perfect with just about any side dish. Some of our favorites include:

Instant pot bbq Ribs sliced and arranged on a tray

More (Top Rated) Easy Dinner Recipes:

These easy dinner ideas are perfect for busy weeknights and are so much better (and usually healthier) than going out to eat.

Watch Natasha Make Instant Pot Ribs:

This really is the fastest and easiest way to make ribs that we have discovered and the results are mouthwatering good!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRLxdL7s2dM?rel=0

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Instant Pot Ribs

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Natural Pressure Release: 10 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs sliced on a tray

Instant Pot Ribs is the easiest way to achieve tender, juicy ribs. Whether you’re using baby back ribs, Pressure cooking tenderizes the meat in a fraction of the time

Skill Level:

Easy

Cost to Make:

$15-$20

Keyword:

instant pot ribs

Calories: 739 kcal

Servings: 4 people

  1. Pat dry the rack of ribs with a paper towel and rub on your dry ingredients on both sides.

  2. In the Instant Pot, combine apple juice, vinegar, liquid smoke and 1/3 cup of bbq sauce.

  3. Coil the rack of ribs inside the with the bone-side facing the center. Ribs should all be partially submerged. Cook on high pressure for 25 min followed by a 10 min natural pressure release before manually releasing remaining pressure.

  4. Using two sets of tongs, carefully transfer ribs to a rimmed baking sheet lined with a wire rack with the meat side up. Brush the top and sides with the remaining 1/3 cup bbq sauce. Broil in the center of the oven on high for 4-5 min*. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 min before serving. Serve with more bbq sauce if desired.

*To Finish Ribs on the Grill: Preheat the grill to 350-400˚F. Place ribs directly on preheated grill, cover, and grill 5 min.
*To Finish Ribs in the Air Fryer: Cut rack in half and place both halves side by side in the air fryer basket for 4 min on high.

Nutrition Facts

Instant Pot Ribs

Amount Per Serving

Calories 739
Calories from Fat 324

% Daily Value*

Fat 36g55%

Saturated Fat 13g81%

Cholesterol 148mg49%

Sodium 1409mg61%

Potassium 1027mg29%

Carbohydrates 62g21%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 52g58%

Protein 42g84%

Vitamin A 180IU4%

Vitamin C 4mg5%

Calcium 122mg12%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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