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Instant Pot Ribs

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Bailey
Instant Pot ribs are fall off the bone tender, seasoned perfectly, and take just 30 minutes in the Instant Pot.
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For The Rub

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper optional

For The Ribs

  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion cut into quarters
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Combine ingredients for dry rub in a small dish, set aside.
  • Place ribs face down on a working surface. Use a knife to carefully remove membrane from ribs. Discard. Cut racks of ribs in half or thirds to ensure they fit into instant pot. Rub ribs with dry rub mix until generously seasoned.
  • Place onions, garlic, liquid smoke, worcestershire sauce, and broth in bottom of Instant Pot. Place rack into Instant Pot. Place Ribs on their side onto the rack.
  • Select manual pressure, and cook ribs for 27 minutes. Allow to natural release for 5 minutes before opening the valve to release remaining pressure.
  • Place ribs on a foil lined baking sheet. Brush with barbecue sauce if desired, and broil or grill until sauce is set and browned, about 5 minutes.
Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 782mg | Potassium: 711mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1378IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 3mg