Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs


Cook baby back ribs in an Instant Pot with this quick way to make fall-off-the-bone ribs!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon paprika

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • ¼ cup barbeque sauce, or as needed


  1. Combine kosher salt, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl.

  2. Cut rack of ribs into 4 equal portions. Rub all sides of each piece with spice mixture.

  3. Pour broth into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Add ribs in a teepee formation. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  5. Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Transfer ribs to the prepared baking sheet. Brush ribs on all sides with barbeque sauce.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Turn ribs and continue baking until meat pulls away easily from the bone, about 7 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

    Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs on a white plate

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
23g Fat
13g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 3349mg 146%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 417mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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