5 from 1 vote
Instant Pot Ribs
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 rub plus topped with a tangy bbq sauce.

Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork, ribs
Servings: 8
Calories: 560 kcal
Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
  • 7 lb pork ribs about 3 racks
Dry Rub
Steaming Liquid
  1. Make the rub by combining 1 tbsp unsalted dry ranch seasoning, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1/2 tbsp black ground pepper, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tbsp mayonnaise or oil and 1 tbsp grain mustard or Dijon mustard, set aside.

  2. Remove the skin from underneath the rack of ribs and cut ribs between each bone.

  3. Use a bowl or a ziplock bag to coat rib pieces in the rub. Massage the spices into the meat well. Set aside.

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

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

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

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

  8. Remove the ribs to a lined with parchment paper or foil baking sheet and brush the ribs with homemade bbq, or your favorite store brand of bbq sauce.

  9. 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

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ribs
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.