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Cooked Instant Pot Ribs covered in BBQ Sauce. A clear cup of BBQ is next to the ribs.
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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.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Recipes, Easy Recipes, Instant Pot Recipes, Pork Recipes, Rib Recipes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 757kcal
Author: Darcey Olson
Cost: $15


Instant Pot Ribs

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


  • If needed, remove the silver membrane from the back of the ribs.
  • If necessary, cut the slab in half to fit inside the Instant Pot.
  • Mix all the seasoning ingredients together and rub on both sides of the ribs.
  • Add beef broth (or water) to the bottom of the Instant Pot followed by the metal trivet.
  • Place the ribs in the Instant Pot, in a teepee formation, with the meaty layer facing outwards.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and make sure the valve is in the "sealed" position.
  • Press "manual" or "high pressure" and set for the required time length (read the post for the time options).
  • When the timer beeps, let the pressure natural release for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the ribs to a foil lined cookie sheet and cover with barbecue sauce.
  • OPTIONAL: Broil them in the oven (high) for 3-4 minutes to add a little "char" to the sauce.



Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 1605mg | Potassium: 797mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1003IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg