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Instant Pot® Baby Back Ribs

Rated as 4.82 out of 5 Stars

"Quick way to make fall-off-the-bone ribs in the Instant Pot®!"
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1 h 10 m servings 335 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 ribs)


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  1. Combine salt, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a small bowl for the spice rub.
  2. Cut the rack of ribs into 4 equal portions. Rub all sides of each piece with spice rub.
  3. Pour broth into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). 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 lid. Move ribs to the baking sheet using tongs. 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).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 335 calories; 22.8 g fat; 12.8 g carbohydrates; 19.6 g protein; 88 mg cholesterol; 3349 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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!!

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. Thi...

VERY TASTY! i love the easy fast cooking of the insta pot, and these ribs were so tender! just the right amount of seasoning,, savory and yet they didn't fall to pieces as you lifted them from ...

Easy and flavorful! I substituted 1/2 a teaspoon of chili flakes for the chili powder and it was mildly spicy. The meat was tender and just falling off the bone enough, and firm enough that tha...

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 ru...

I cooked my ribs for 22 minutes in the IP and then finished them for 7 minutes on the grill. They were great and had just the right amount of "pull" from the bone. I increased the cayenne to 1 ...

Made these last night...Will make them again for Mother's day. Super easy and delicious. I dropped the cayenne pepper to a teaspoon and they still had a little spice.

Best ribs I ever made. Was so good.

I made the recipe exactly as stated and it turned out better than my current "best ribs ever" recipe.