Instant Pot Pork Baby Back Ribs
These Instant Pot Pork Baby Back Ribs are fall of the bone tender and simply LIP SMACKING DELICIOUS! A delicious rack of ribs that are so flavorful, so tender and so scrumptious.
Do you have an Instant Pot? I have one that I bought on Black Friday probably 3 years ago and have never used it… until today! Oh man, let me tell you what, I have been missing out. These Instant Pot pork baby back ribs are so incredibly DELICIOUS!
Instant Pot Ribs
These ribs came already pre-cut from the store but a rack of ribs can be placed in the Instant Pot without being cut prior. Just place the ribs on their side and position them along the sides of the pot.
Then cook according to the directions below for some mouth-watering, absolutely delicious, pork ribs that are to die for. And I mean to die for! I’ll just say that I have never been a huge fan of ribs… until today. After having ribs occasionally throughout my life, I can tell you that I will now be making ribs more often and in the Instant Pot.
How To Cook Ribs In The Instant Pot
All you have to do is remove the membrane from the back of the ribs and rub both sides with the homemade dry rub seasoning then coat the ribs with barbecue sauce. Add water to the pot, place sliced onions on the steaming rack, then place the ribs on top of the onions. Close and lock the lid, select “Manual” and “High Pressure” and set the timer for 25 minutes.
Once the Instant Pot preheat cycle has finished (which could be 10+ minutes), the timer will start and after 25 minutes the pork ribs will be fully cooked. Leave the ribs in the Instant Pot after it beeps and let the countdown begin. After 10 minutes of the pressure releasing naturally, release the remaining pressure (I use natural release instead of the quick release method).
Finish these delicious ribs off in the oven by removing the ribs and placing them on a baking sheet lined with foil. Brush with the remaining barbecue sauce and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes on 425°. That’s it! Super delicious, fall of the bone tender and lip smacking good! These can also be finished on the grill as well.
Seriously, I certainly have been missing out on such a wonderful small appliance. I can tell you this, I will be making a lot more recipes in this amazing pot. If you do have an Instant Pot, pull it out of the cupboard, dust it off and go ahead and try this pork ribs recipe. If you are like me, you will be SO happy you finally did.
Try These Delicious Pork Ribs Today
Here are a few more delicious recipes perfect for the summer season: BBQ Dry Rub Tri Tip Steaks, Grilled Cajun Lemon Shrimp, BBQ Dry Rub Pork Ribs, BBQ Bacon Wrapped Kielbasa, Barbecue Dry Rub Lime Chicken, plus many more.
Instant Pot Pork Baby Back Ribs
- 3.5 lbs pork loin baby back ribs, bone-in
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, divided (I used Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce)
For The Pork Rub
- 1 Tbsp garlic salt
- 1 tsp Slap Ya Mama® seasoning
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- Place water in pot and add sliced onions on top of steaming rack.
- Remove membrane from back of ribs.
- Mix seasonings together in a small bowl and then rub on both sides of ribs.
- Brush 1/2 the barbecue sauce on ribs and place in pot on top of onions.
- Close and lock lid. Make sure the steam release handle is positioned to "sealing."
- Cook for 25 minutes on "Manual" - "High Pressure"
- Allow the steam to naturally escape vs the quick release method.
- Finish ribs off in the oven. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, add ribs to baking sheet, brush with the remaining barbecue sauce and cook on 425° for 10-12 minutes.
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