bbq ribs recipe

This Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe is a quick and delicious meal when time is tight. Add your favorite sides and dinner is served!

I am loving all things instant pot these days. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to get dinner on the table. It is especially helpful for the nights I get so busy on the farm that I literally forget about dinner and need something quick and delicious. This Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe is a perfect example of why I am so happy.

But, honestly, I was not always so enamored. It took a long time to convince me to give the instant pot a try. I just truly did not believe it would make nutritious and delicious meals or really save me time. I also thought it was going to be really complicated.

Boy, I was so wrong. The instant pot is now one of my life savers in the kitchen. I got a handle on it right away. I now use it to make rice and yogurt and it is my best friend during canning season when I use it as a sterilizer.

Which instant pot is best?

There are many options when it comes to getting an instant pot. I have the Instant Pot Duo Plus 9-in-1  and have been very happy with my choice. I’m always experimenting with new dishes. But I really love that I can use mine as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker and warmer. It does costs around $100 if that is a concern for you.

I encourage you to do your own research or talk to friends about their preferences before making a decision.

Why not just cook the ribs on the grill?

Well, two reasons. First, ribs cooked in the instant pot are just delicious and so easy. And second, there are days I just don’t want to fire up the grill, but really want to have ribs. This BBQ ribs recipe saves so much time. As a bonus, they are super tender!

What can I use instead of apple cider vinegar?

Honestly, if you do not have apple cider vinegar get some to keep in your house. It not only adds great flavor to your food, but it has many other uses. For example, it has medicinal antibacterial properties and can be used for cleaning and as a rinse on your hair.

But if you do not have apple cider vinegar, you can use any vinegar you have on hand. I prefer to use a champagne vinegar to a rice vinegar. But any red or white will work just fine.

How to peel the membrane off the ribs.

When you lay your rib racks flat, you will see one side has a layer of membrane. Simply slide a knife under the membrane and lightly lift it until it loosens and starts to tear away. Grab the membrane with a towel and if should all peel off in one piece.

Don’t forget some great side dishes to go with the ribs.

Ribs really conjure up barbecues, so think of what side dishes you would eat at your favorite barbecue. I suggest a light fresh salad, some potato salad or if in season, some corn on the cob. Other options are some warm macaroni and cheese and broccoli.

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 4 – 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  • Peel the membrane off the back of the ribs.
  • In a small bowl mix together all of your dry ingredients to make your rub.
  • massage the dry ingredients to the top layer of your ribs.
  • Pour your apple cider mixture to the bottom of your instant pot. Place the trigger inside. Place your ribs inside the instant pot.instant pot bbq ribs recipe
  • Close the lid on your instant pot and close the sealing valve. So your instant pot to high-pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Once your instant pot is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes, manually released by opening the sealing valve and releasing the pressure.
  • Remove your ribs to a cookie sheet. Add your desired amount of barbecue sauce to the top of the ribs over the rub.instant pot bbq ribs
  • Broil in the oven for about five minutes, or until your barbecue sauce is bubbly.
  • Allow the ribs to cool for a couple more minutes, cut into sections, and enjoy! You can top with more barbecue sauce if you like.
bbq ribs recipe

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe

Yield: 4 - 8 persons
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Instant Pot BBQ Ribs Recipe is a quick and delicious meal when time is tight. Add your favorite sides and dinner is served!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds baby back pork ribs
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water

Instructions

    1. Peel the membrane off the back of the ribs.
    2. In a small bowl, mix together all of your dry ingredients to make your rub.
    3. Massage the dry ingredients on the top layer of your ribs.
    4. Pour your apple cider mixture in the bottom of your instant pot.
    5. Place the trigger inside.
    6. Place your ribs inside the instant pot.
    7. Close the lid on your instant pot and close the sealing valve.
    8. Put your instant pot to high-pressure for 20 minutes.
    9. Once your instant pot is done cooking, allow it to naturally release for 15 minutes.
    10. After the 15 minutes, manually release by opening the sealing valve and releasing the pressure.
    11. Remove your ribs to a cookie sheet.
    12. Add your desired amount of barbecue sauce to the top of the ribs over the rub.
    13. Broil in the oven for about five minutes or until your barbecue sauce is bubbly.
    14. Allow the ribs to cool for a couple more minutes, cut into sections and enjoy!
    15. You can top with more barbecue sauce if you like.