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Instant Pot Ribs

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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These Instant Pot Ribs are so easy, fall off the bone tender and loaded with flavor! Throw on the grill for a few minutes or enjoy straight out of the pressure cooker with your favorite bbq sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot ribs


  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 lbs pork ribs side or back, 1 rack
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce


  1. In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion power and black pepper.
  2. Remove membrane on back of ribs and rub all over with spice rub.
  3. Place trivet in Instant Pot and add apple juice to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Curl the rack of rubs around the outside of the Instant Pot on top of the trivet.
  5. Put the lid on, turn the valve to sealing, and select Manual or Pressure Cook for 25 minutes.
  6. Once the cook time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10-15 minutes. Open the valve and carefully remove the trivet with the ribs on top.
  7. Either brush with barbecue sauce and serve as is, or brush with barbecue sauce and grill or broil for 5-10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 521mg22%
Potassium 568mg16%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.