Quick way to make fall-off-the-bone ribs in the Instant Pot®!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 ribs
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine salt, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl for the spice rub.

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  • Cut the rack of ribs into 4 equal portions. Rub all sides of each piece with spice rub.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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).

Nutrition Facts

335 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 12.8g 4% DV; fat 22.8g 35% DV; cholesterol 87.6mg 29% DV; sodium 3349.4mg 134% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
Made exactly as directed. This was my first time using the Instant Pot and the ribs were amazing!! Seasoned just right and fall off the bone. Will definitely make again!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2018
I'm new to cooking so I follow recipes exactly. 2 tablespoons of salt!!! I had my doubts when i read that so I looked to the reviews and none of them mentioned it. So I followed the recipe and ruined two racks. Everyone else must've been smart enough to realize the typo and only used 2 teaspoons. Other than that they probably would've been good. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
11/01/2018
I'm new to cooking so I follow recipes exactly. 2 tablespoons of salt!!! I had my doubts when i read that so I looked to the reviews and none of them mentioned it. So I followed the recipe and ruined two racks. Everyone else must've been smart enough to realize the typo and only used 2 teaspoons. Other than that they probably would've been good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2018
I used the recipe for the cook times for ribs my instapot. Ill put whatever seasoning to my choosing on the ribs. If its a marinade I'll let it sit for about 30 min to marinate. If its a dry rub I may let it sit, I may not. Depending on my time limit. My family, nor myself are picky. Honestly, sometimes I just put 1/2C water and 1T liquid smoke in the instant put and rub the ribs in salt and cook it that way to taste the meat flavor itself. ANYWAY I don't even put these ribs in the oven, as it is more work and more dishes for me. And I don't like my ribs to completely fall off the bone. I like my ribs to have a little bit of pull from the bone. Feeling like I get back to my true cavewoman roots. haha. Great recipe though as a base, and I'm sure following the full thing is great as well. I have favorited it for sure and use it often! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2018
Made exactly as directed. This was my first time using the Instant Pot and the ribs were amazing!! Seasoned just right and fall off the bone. Will definitely make again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2019
I followed the recipe exactly. These are the most delicious ribs I have ever made or eaten. I used Baby Ray's original barbeque sauce. In response to another reviewer here, be sure to use kosher salt, not table salt. They are not the same. Kosher salt is inexpensive. I picked up a huge box for $1.50. It's good for seasoning other meats also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2018
This is an excellent recipe. We have made it 3 times, twice for company. I did cut back the salt to one tablespoon and the cayenne too. Using 1/4 teaspoon cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon chipotle. This gives it a hint of heat. Also, we used smoked paprika. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2019
The cardinal rule of cooking meat in the Instant Pot is to do a Natural Release of the pressure for 15 minutes or the meat will be tough. It is not necessary to heat the oven to 425*. Simply place the ribs under the broiler for a few minutes (3-5) to brown and caramelize the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2020
These came out great! I did cheat and use a pre-made rub (Weber Smoky Brown Sugar rub). I did everything else to the letter and it was amazing. My husband usually puts these in a smoker or on the grill in foil. It takes forever. He's sad now because I'll never let him bbq ribs again after this fantastic recipe. Update: I made these a second time because my son showed up to visit on a night that I didn't plan to make dinner. I had ribs in the freezer so I seasoned them in the frozen state, popped them into the instant pot and added 20 minutes to the cooking time. They came out just as fabulous as the first time from the fresh state. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2018
First time Instant Pot user. Amazingly flavorful, tender and easy rib dinner! Had with twice baked potatoes, corn on the cob and caesar salad. Will make again for sure. Next time, will cut down on the spices on half the ribs for me, .husband thought they were the best ever. LOVES spice! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2018
Made these per recipe. They came out just about perfect, not “falling off the bone” but peeling off the bone clean with each bite. This is the first time doing ribs in the my new IP. Almost seems sacrilegious but I don’t care. I’ll take these ribs in 30 min anytime! Something stuck out a bit with the seasoning, either the chili powder or paprika so maybe I’ll adjust next time. I covered it with Sweet Baby Ray’s Sweet & Spicy BBQ sauce. Can’t wait to try it again! Read More
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