Instant Pot Delicious Barbecue Ribs | Tested by Amy + Jacky (2023)

To doInstant Ribin 40 minutes with 4 simple ingredients! Coated with your favorite sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, these tender and juicy Instant Barbecue Ribs are a delicious treat. Great starter recipe that is perfect for weeknight dinners or your next cookout.

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Prime rib was one of the first dishes we made in our Instant Pot! Back then, we were amazed at how tender, juicy and aromatic they were. That was the moment we became!

This easy Instant Pot Ribs recipe is designed to be a great beginner recipe to start with your Instant Pot. Remember to use a good barbecue sauce and you're good to go. 😉

If you're short on time or ingredients, this easy prime rib recipe is for you. But if you're ready to step up your game, you've got to try this gift.Ribs recipe with homemade marinade and barbecue sauce.

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Ingredients for Cooking Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

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Ribs:Try to use back ribs of even thickness across the grill. It's also important to try to find ribs with a lot of marbling.

Grillsoße:Best of all, make your own barbecue sauce! But to keep it simple, grab your favorite bottle of barbecue sauce. We useSalsa Barbacoa Sweet Baby Ray'sto get to this easy prime rib recipe.

Apple vinegar:If you want, you can use apple cider vinegar instead of water.

Optional – liquid smoke:If you want to add a little smoky "outdoor" flavor to your ribs, add a few drops of thisliquid smoke. Try to find a natural liquid smoke. Since there are different flavors of liquid smoke, try to find one that you like.

Tips for Cooking Ribs in the Instant Pot

1. How long do baby back ribs cook in the Instant Pot?

We had a little fun with some baby back ribs and tried different cooking times to find what works best for us. Choose your preferred cooking time here:rib cooking timeto make these instant ribs!

2. Do you cook the ribs directly in liquid or on a grill in the Instant Pot?

When cooking ribs in the Instant Pot, some of the meat's flavors will migrate into the cooking liquid. Adding the ribs directly to the cooking liquid is great if you're making the rib sauce in the Instant Pot at the same time. That way, any flavor that made its way into the liquid will make its way back into the ribs.

However, if you discard the cooking liquid afterward or use a store-bought or pre-made barbecue sauce, you can place the ribs on a rack in the Instant Pot to retain the meaty flavors.

Step-by-Step Instructions: Instant Pot Ribs

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Step 1

Prepare and season the ribs

First, remove the membrane from the back of the ribs with a paper towel.

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To remove the membrane from the baby's back ribs:

  • Position the membrane at one end of the rack (at the back of the ribs).
  • Slide a butter knife between the membrane and the bone (see image below).
  • Remove the membrane and tear with a paper towel (for better adhesion).

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Then season the baby back ribs with a generous amount of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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step 2

Ribs in the pressure cooker

Optional:Add 2-3 drops of Liquid Smoke to the Instant Pot.

Add 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water (or apple cider vinegar) and a plate to the Instant Pot.

Then place the baby back ribs in the cup holder (as shown in the photo below).

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With the vent knob in the vent position, close the lid and turn the vent knob to the locked position.

  • Quick cooking method:Pressure cook at high pressure for 16 minutes to 25 minutes then release completely naturally

* Cooking time pro tip:Be sure to adjust the cooking time to your liking: 16 minutes (soft crunching a little) to 25 minutes (bone falling soft).

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Once the float valve drops, turn the bleed knob to the bleed position.

Open the lid carefully.

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step 3

Spread the sauce and put it in the oven/airfryer

*Tip for the oven:While the baby back ribs are cooking in the Instant Pot, preheat the oven to 450°F.

First, carefully place the baby back ribs on a baking sheet or cutting board, then generously coat all sides, including the bones, with your favorite barbecue sauce.

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*To use:You can use an oven, a toaster,Instant Pot Duo Crunchy"Air fry" functionInstant fryer lidfor the final caramelization step.

*Pro tip:If you have a large oven, you can bake the ribs in one go. If using the Duo-Crisp or Air-Fryer lid, you will need to cut the ribs in half and finish cooking in two passes.

*Pro tip:It's best to grill the ribs before slicing to retain more moisture.

Option 1 - Oven/Toaster

Place the grilled ribs in a roasting pan on the broiler setting (or the highest temperature) for a few minutes until the barbecue sauce caramelizes.

Option 2: Air Fryer Lid

Place the Airfryer basket with tray on the center rail of the Instant Pot (as shown in the demo photo below).

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Now place the ribs in the Instant Pot on the fryer pan.

Then put thefryer lidin the instant pot.

  • Air frying method:tightenSabor "Air Fry", set the temperature to400 °Fand cooking time15 minutes.

*Pro tip:It will takeapproximately 9 - 11 minutes + warm-up time. You can open the lid to check the progress.

Now cook the second batch of barbecue ribs in the Instant Pot outdoors.

stage 4

Serve Instant Barbecue Ribs

Shred the Instant Barbecue Ribs into finger-licking portions.

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Serve these delicious barbecue ribs right away!

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Accompaniments to serve with ribs

Deluxe Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Sweet'n Smokey Baked Beans

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Enjoy their finger-licking delicious Instant Pot Ribs!

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Instant Pot Ribs: Prepare BBQ ribs in the Instant Pot in 40 minutes! Deliciously tender and juicy, barbecue ribs are a great starter recipe for weeknight dinners or barbecues.

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  • Prepare and season the ribs:Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs with a paper towel. Season the ribs with a generous amount of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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  • Pork ribs in the pressure cooker:Add 2-3 drops of liquid smoke to the Instant Pot (optional). Add 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water (or apple cider vinegar) and a coaster. Place the ribs on the coasters.

    With the vent knob in the vent position, close the lid and turn the vent knob to the locked position. Pressure cook on high pressure for 16 minutes to 25 minutes, then release completely naturally.

    *Cooking time advice: Adjust the cooking time based on the thickness of your ribs and your preference: 16 minutes (soft chewing a little) to 25 minutes (coming off the bone tender). Open the lid carefully.

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  • Spread the sauce and bake on the grill in the oven/airfryer:Carefully place the ribs on a baking sheet or cutting board and coat them generously with the barbecue sauce on all sides.

    *to use: you can use an oven, toaster oven, Instant Pot Duo Crisp or Air Fryer Lid for this final caramelization step.

    *professional advice: If you have a large oven, you can bake the ribs in one go. If using the Duo Crisp Lid or Air Fryer, cut the ribs in half and finish frying in 2 batches.

    *professional advice: It's best to grill the ribs before slicing to help retain more moisture.

    Option 1 - Oven/Toaster: Place the barbecue chops on a baking sheet with the grill setting (or on the highest setting) for a few minutes until the barbecue sauce caramelizes.

    Option 2: Air Fryer Lid: Place the fryer basket with tray on the center rail of the Instant Pot. Place the ribs on the fryer pan in the Instant Pot. Place the fryer lid on the Instant Pot. Press the "Airfry" button, set the temperature to 400°F and the cooking time to 15 minutes (takes about 9-11 minutes plus preheat time. You can open the lid to check the progress). Air grill the second batch of BBQ ribs in the Instant Pot.

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  • Surcharge:Shred the Instant Barbecue Ribs into finger-licking portions. Serve these delicious barbecue ribs right away!

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*To use:This recipe should be super easy and simple - a great easy recipe for beginners, especially new Instant Pot users. Feel free to modify it to your liking.

Ribs:Be sure to use baby back ribs for this recipe, as different types of spare ribs require different cooking times. Also, try to use ribs that are even and uniform in thickness throughout the grill, with plenty of even marbling.

To remove the membrane from the baby's back ribs:

  1. Position the membrane at one end of the rack (at the back of the ribs).
  2. Slide a butter knife between the membrane and the bone (see image below).
  3. Remove the membrane and tear with a paper towel (for better adhesion).

*Revenue amount:If you have already tried the recipe, don't forget to rate the recipe in the comments section. Thank you very much!

Calories:348kcal

Course:In the first place

Kitchen:americano

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Food

Calories:348kcal|Carbohydrates:7GRAMS|Protein:27GRAMS|Fett:23GRAMS|Saturated fatty acids:8GRAMS|Cholesterol:98milligrams|Sodium:307milligrams|Potassium:392milligrams|Stages:1GRAMS|Zucker:6GRAMS|Vitamin A:71TO MEAN|Soccer:50milligrams|Eisen:1milligrams

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