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Instant pot ribs recipe
BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

BBQ Instant Pot Ribs are falling-off-the-bone tender and juicy, and ready in only 45 minutes. Pork spare ribs are rubbed with my homemade pork spice rub, set in the pressure cooker, then smothered in BBQ sauce and finished off under the broiler until lightly charred.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 607 kcal
Author: DishingDelish.com
  • 1 rack pork spare ribs membrane removed
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce gluten free
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. In a bowl, mix together spices. Evenly rub spices onto both sides of the ribs.

  2. Pour apple cider into the bottom of the instant pot, and place metal rack into the pot. Cut ribs into sections and place them into the instant pot, standing upright. Close the lid and seal the steam valve. Set on high for 25 minutes, then allow to naturally release.

  3. Once the ribs are done, pull them out of the instant pot carefully, and lay them on a baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce, and broil in the oven for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly charred on the top. Brush with additional BBQ sauce before serving.

Recipe Notes

*Nutrition Facts May Vary Depending on BBQ Sauce you use.

*Increase your cooking time to 35 minutes if your ribs are particularly meaty.

Nutrition Facts
BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 607 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 130mg43%
Sodium 869mg38%
Potassium 625mg18%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 812IU16%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.