Easy Instant Pot Ribs (Pork or Beef)

These fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot Ribs are ready in under an hour! This is the best ribs recipe as they’re both tender and full of flavor. It can be made with beef ribs or pork ribs. With this Instant Pot Ribs Recipe you can sit back and enjoy the summer instead of manning the grill for hours.

Instant Pot Ribs

One of the first Instant Recipes we cooked up was this Easy Instant Pot Ribs recipe. We can’t get enough of bbq ribs, but don’t order them too often when eating out. Something about a $15-$20 price tag for just a few ribs hurts our heart…and our wallet.

So we tend to make them at home when they’re on sale. On sale they were this week so we snatched up a few packages of the pork spare ribs. You can use either pork or beef ribs for this recipe. Both will yield succulent ribs with minimal effort.

Need a side dish idea? Make a batch of our Garlic & Parmesan Mac and Cheese.

For this recipe, we used the popular Instant Pot Duo Plus.

Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Ribs:

  • You can use homemade barbecue sauce or store bought for this recipe. Truth be told, we love Sweet Baby Ray’s so much we usually keep a bottle on hand for nights we’re too lazy to mix up a batch of our own. Our homemade barbecue sauce is ready in just an hour however so check it out.
  • While not necessary, if you want a little “char” to your sauce plug them in the oven for 5 minutes when done in the Instant Pot. It’s totally not necessary however as the ribs will heat up the barbecue sauce. It’s a personal preference thing.
  • Higher altitudes usually take a bit longer to cook, so select the higher number when figuring out your cooking time.

Instant Pot Ribs Cooking Time:

The ideal cooking time for Instant Pot Ribs varies depending on the type of meat you purchase and how you like your finished product. Make sure to take a look at the below chart to see what time setting works best for you.

Baby Back Ribs (Pork or Beef): 25-30 Minutes
* For a bit of a bite go with a lower #, for more “fall-off-the-bone” go with a higher number.

Spare Ribs (Pork or Beef): 30-35 Minutes
* For a bit of a bite go with a lower #, for more “fall-off-the-bone” go with a higher number.

Easy Instant Pot Ribs are ready in under an hour! Fall-off-the-bone tender ribs without spending hours cooking. Use pork ribs or beef ribs. This Instant Pot recipe will be your go to ribs recipe this summer! #instantpotrecipes #dinnerrecipes #barbecuerecipes #ribsrecipe #beefrecipes #porkrecipes

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Easy Instant Pot Ribs
These fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot Ribs are ready in under an hour! This is the best ribs recipe as they're both tender and full of flavor. It can be made with beef ribs or pork ribs. With this Instant Pot Ribs Recipe you can sit back and enjoy the summer instead of manning the grill for hours.
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Course Dinner, Grill
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 20 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instant Pot Ribs
  • 1-2 Racks Pork or Beef Ribs
  • 1/2 Bottle Barbecue Sauce (Store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth (or Water)
Ribs Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Course Dinner, Grill
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instant Pot Ribs
  • 1-2 Racks Pork or Beef Ribs
  • 1/2 Bottle Barbecue Sauce (Store bought or homemade)
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth (or Water)
Ribs Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cayenne
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
Instant Pot Ribs
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Instructions
  1. If needed, remove the silver membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. If necessary, cut the slab in half to fit inside the Instant Pot.
  3. Mix all the seasoning ingredients together and rub on both sides of the ribs.
  4. Add beef broth (or water) to the bottom of the Instant Pot followed by the metal trivet.
  5. Place the ribs in the Instant Pot, in a teepee formation, with the meaty layer facing outwards.
    Instant Pot Ribs
  6. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is in the "sealed" position.
  7. Press "manual" or "high pressure" and set for the required time length (read the post for the time options).
  8. When the timer beeps, let the pressure natural release for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the ribs to a foil lined cookie sheet and cover with barbecue sauce.
    Instant Pot Ribs
  10. OPTIONAL: Broil them in the oven (high) for 3-4 minutes to add a little "char" to the sauce.
    Instant Pot Ribs

3 Comments

  • Mom's Dinner says:

    I am 100% obsessed with my Instant Pot… and I LOVE ribs! I will definitely be making baby back ribs in my instant pot this summer. I just didn’t know how before. Thanks for this recipe. pinning!

  • Jenni says:

    I love how quick pressure cooking makes awesome dishes come to life like this. Great recipe!

  • Laineey says:

    These instant pot ribs are making me so happy! I love my instant pot and now I can make your delicious ribs! I love how easy and delicious they look!

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