5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Ribs Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Time in Oven
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

These tender Instant Pot ribs are slathered in a delicious rub, then topped with a tangy bbq sauce.

Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, ribs
Servings: 2
Calories: 560 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 2 lb pork baby back ribs or spareribs 1 rack*(see recipe notes)
Dry Rub
Steaming Liquid
How to make Instant Pot Ribs
  1. Make the rub by combining 2 tbsp unsalted dry ranch seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp black ground pepper, 1 tbsp kosher salt, 1 tsp smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp mayonnaise or oil and 1 tbsp grain mustard or Dijon mustard, set aside.

  2. Remove membrane: Flip the ribs meat side down, then insert a butterknife under the shiny thin, shiny membrane and wiggle it to loosen. With a paper towel grip the membrane and pull it off to remove. Cut ribs between each bone.

  3. Massage the spices in: Add the ribs and the spice mixture and massage the spices into the meat. Set aside.

  4. Make the steaming liquid by combining 1/2 cup of red wine and 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar.

  5. Fill the pot: Place the steam rack insert inside the Instant Pot insert, and pour in the prepared liquid, then place the ribs on top of the rack.

  6. Cook: Set the pressure cooker to high pressure at 45 minutes. Once the time expires, preheat your oven to 350°Fdegrees with the baking rack in the middle. Alternatively, you can also use a grill heated to 425°F degrees.

  7. Turn the steam valve on the Instant Pot to vent, and release the pressure.

  8. Brush with BBQ sauce: Remove the ribs to a lined with parchment paper or foil baking sheet and brush the ribs with 1/4 cup of homemade bbq, or your favorite store brand of bbq sauce.

  9. Bake: Bake the ribs in the oven for about 10-15 minutes until the sauce is well caramelized. Brush with BBQ sauce once more right before serving

Recipe Notes

An 8 qt instant pot will fit with up to 2 racks. Increase the amount of servings to instantly scale up the recipe ingredients list, if using 2 racks.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ribs Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 560 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 192mg64%
Sodium 911mg40%
Potassium 885mg25%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 50g100%
Vitamin A 500IU10%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.