These Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are a cinch to make and taste so good!
If you love ribs, you’re going to love these Instant Pot BBQ Ribs. You get all of the flavor and tenderness of slow cooked ribs without the time commitment.
You can easily use your favorite BBQ sauce in this Instant Pot ribs recipe – whether it’s homemade or your favorite bottled brand.
My family can’t get enough of these. They disappear of the plate in no time flat. They’re definitely one of my favorite Insta Pot recipes. You can find more of my favorite Instant Pot recipes beginners here.
Instant Pot Ribs Recipe
This Instant Pot Ribs recipe uses a homemade BBQ rub made of flavorful spices and brown sugar. The ribs are then cooked in the Instant Pot with your favorite beer (you can easily substitute non-alcoholic if you prefer). Then you add your favorite BBQ sauce – homemade or bottled, it’s up to you.
These ribs are perfectly flavored and plenty sticky. You’ll want to make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand. My family usually devours these ribs in no time and all I’m left with is a plate of bones and messy napkins.
This Instant pot Ribs recipes is perfect for beginners. The steps are simple and using the Instant Pot will save you a ton of time. You’ll get super tender ribs in a fraction of the time it usually takes.
Instant Pot Ribs Recipes
There are so many ways to make amazing BBQ ribs. You can use your slow cooker, grill, or even the oven. But, these ribs made in the pressure cooker, are by far one of my favorite Insta Pot recipes.
How to Make Amazing Insta Pot Recipes
To make these recipe, start by mixing up a homemade BBQ rub. It uses seasonings and spices, combined with brown sugar to give great depth of flavor.
The ribs are then cooked in beer. I love to use a nice dark lager, but whatever you have on hand will work – even non-alcoholic beer will work.
The final step involves broiling the ribs for a few minutes after their basted in your favorite BBQ sauce. The sauces get caramelized and sticky, making the perfect BBQ rib.
Instant Pot Easy Recipes For Busy Families
My family seems to always be on the go. Between practices and other activities, it seems like dinner always needs to be quick and easy. These BBQ ribs are perfect for those nights.
We can enjoy the tender flavorful ribs, without the long cook time that ribs usually take. This is the perfect recipes for those just starting out with an Instant Pot.
Plus, on hot summer days, you don’t have to heat up your whole house making ribs – just use your pressure cooker.
Tips for Making Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
These ribs are a cinch to make, here are some tips to make sure they turn out perfect:
- You can use pork or beef spare ribs – I prefer pork but it’s up to you.
- You can use homemade or bottled BBQ sauce. No judgement here!
- I like to make a double batch of the rub, so that next time I want ribs, I have it on hand. Just store it in an air tight container. For a different flavor, give this Barbecue Dry Rub recipe a try.
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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup raw sugar
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 12 oz beer
- 18 oz BBQ sauce
- 6 pounds pork ribs
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pat ribs dry on both sides with a paper towel and place on a rimmed baking sheet.
- Liberally apply rub to both sides of the ribs and rub into the meat.
- Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or as long as overnight.
- Cut ribs into sections with 3 ribs per section; Place in pressure cooker.
- Pour in beer.
- Cook for 25 minutes at high pressure.
- Natural release for 10 minutes then quick release.
- Preheat the over broiler.
- Place ribs on a clean baking sheet and brush with BBQ sauce.
- Broil ribs until sauce is caramelized, about 5 minutes.
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- When a recipe call for House Seasoning Blend, you can use this recipe or substitute salt and pepper to taste.
- I always use unsalted butter in my recipes.
- I always use a meat thermometor to test for doneness when cooking meat. This one is my favorite.
- When a recipe is made in the oven, it should be pre-heated to the temperature in the recipe, unless otherwise noted.
- The nutritional information provided in this recipe is an estimate. Learn more on how I calculate nutritional information for my recipes.