Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

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Adriza da Mota Modified: April 22, 2022
Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

How To Make Instant Pot Ribs

Try these delicious instant pot ribs for a tasty dinner! It’s rubbed with a blend of spices, cooked until tender, then brush with barbecue sauce.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 2lbsbaby back ribs,(1 rack)
  • 1cupbroth,or water
  • ½tspliquid smoke,optional
  • 4clovesgarlic,sliced
  • 1onion,sliced
  • barbecue sauce,optional

For Dry Rub:

  • 2tbsppaprika
  • 2tbspbrown sugar
  • 2tspgarlic powder
  • 2tsponion powder
  • 1tspblack pepper
  • 2tsplemon pepper
  • 1tspsmoked paprika
  • 2tsporegano


  1. Rinse ribs and pat dry. Remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs.

  2. Cut the slab into 2 to 3 pieces to fit into the Instant Pot. Coat with the dry rub, massaging it into the meat.

  3. Place trivet (or rack) in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add broth or water and liquid smoke if using.

  4. Set ribs upright on the trivet (so they are not stacked on top of one another). Sprinkle with onion and garlic.

  5. Close lid and select manual pressure and set the timer for 23 minutes (25 minutes if they’re extra meaty). Once done, allow the instant pot to natural release for 5 minutes.

  6. Open valve to release remaining pressure.

  7. Brush with barbecue sauce (or olive oil/salt/pepper for dry ribs) and broil or grill until slightly charred.


  • Calories: 569.98kcal
  • Fat: 37.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.26g
  • Trans Fat: 0.32g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.43g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.40g
  • Fiber: 3.09g
  • Sugar: 6.34g
  • Protein: 45.02g
  • Cholesterol: 156.49mg
  • Sodium: 214.42mg
  • Calcium: 121.47mg
  • Potassium: 782.80mg
  • Iron: 3.26mg
  • Vitamin A: 116.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.75mg
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