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Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

Instant Pot Ribs are a quick and easy way to prepare ribs that are falling off the bone and perfectly sweet and sticky!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 437kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 rack baby back ribs 1.5 - 2 lbs
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 c. barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard

Rib Rub

  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground oregano


  • Remove membranes from the back of your ribs, if needed.
  • In a small container mix together the dry rub spices. Set aside.
  • Cut the rack of ribs into 2-3 pieces so they fit in the Instant Pot easily. Cot them with yellow mustard. Then massage dry rub into meat making sure to cover entire rack.
  • Wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge overnight.
  • When it is time to cook the ribs place the trivet or rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the water and liquid smoke. Set ribs upright on the trivet so that they are not stacked on top of each other.
  • Seal lid and select manual pressure. Set the timer for 25 minutes. When the timer is up allow Instant Pot to natural release for 5 minutes, then open valve and release any remaining pressure.
  • Remove ribs from Instant Pot and brush with barbecue sauce. Place under broiler in oven for 3-5 minutes or until they are slightly charred.



Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1694mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1026IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg