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Instant Pot Ribs

Juicy melt in your mouth instant pot ribs made in under 30 minutes! Seasoned to perfection with a homemade rub and then topped off with bbq sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time23 minutes
Total Time28 minutes
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 760kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 3 lbs Ribs
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • bbq sauce to taste


  • Pat dry the ribs using a paper towel and remove the membrane. 
  • Pour water, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke in the Instant Pot. 
  • Add the trivet and then place the ribs on top. 
  • Close the lid, seal the valve and press the “pressure cook” function for 25 minutes. 
  • Once the 25 minutes are up, let the pressure relate naturally for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the ribs from the instant pot and then place them on a baking sheet. Brush on your favorite barbecue sauce and broil for 5 minutes. 


Please read the instant pot manual before using it. 


Calories: 760kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 904mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 487IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 4mg