These Instant Pot® ribs fall right off the bone and are ready in just 30 minutes! In this family of seven I had zero complaints and these sweet and spicy ribs, that's a win for me!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 racks of ribs
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix brown sugar, chili powder, parsley, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, cumin, onion powder, and paprika in a bowl using a fork, breaking up any large clumps. Rub spice mixture over both sides of the ribs.

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  • Place a steam rack inside a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Pour water and cider vinegar into the bottom of the pot. Lower ribs into the pot by curving them around the edge. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 25 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove lid.

  • Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; place ribs on the foil. Top with barbeque sauce.

  • Broil ribs until sauce is bubbling, about 3 minutes.

Any small- to medium-sized racks of ribs will work.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of barbeque sauce. The actual amount of barbeque sauce consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 32.8g; fat 23g; cholesterol 87.8mg; sodium 1174.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (55)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2018
Really easy and delicious recipe. But I think we could have just gone with the rub and it would have been just as much. I don't think the additional bbq sauce is needed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2020
Set time for 30 min. 25 min. Is too short. Read More
68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2018
Really easy and delicious recipe. But I think we could have just gone with the rub and it would have been just as much. I don't think the additional bbq sauce is needed. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2018
UNBELIEVABLE ! They turned out SO good! I have to be honest.. I never thought an Instant Pot could rival the ribs made on the grill. I followed the recipe but only had one rack. I took a chance and set the IP for the time called for in the recipe. They were perfect! Fall off the bone, moist, and full of flavor. I added 1 TBSP of liquid smoke which I seen on another AR recipe and it was perfect! Ya gotta try this One! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2018
Easy and delish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2018
Made exactly as written and they were incredible. The dry rub is really good not too spicy and made enough for 2 racks which I did in 2 batches in the Instant Pot. I made them put them on a foil-lined pan then covered them. Just before we ate I covered them in BBQ sauce and put them under the broiler until the sauce was bubbling. We didn't eat until much later so they were just a little bit dry by then. Next time I may pressure them for a couple less minutes but they could have been dry because they sat for so long. Recipe is excellent and well written. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2019
Best ribs ever! Lifting out of pot they fell oof the bones! One very picky perfectionist family member said they were perfect. I was stunned!!! Plan on making next weekend again.I recommend following Receipt exactly as stated. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2019
Followed the recipe as written with one substitution. Used Stevia instead of Brown sugar to make it lower in Carbs. Very good ribs! I will make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2018
I left out the hot spices. Just a personal choice. Will definitely make this again. One of my favorite Insta pot meals. Made corn on the cob first wrapped them in foil and set them on the side of the grill. Then cooked the ribs the meat fell of the bone. Everyone loved it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2018
Tasted great and wife even liked them! Took the advise of some and halved the brown sugar. Making it again Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2018
My family loved these. They were super tender and flavorful. I have the 6 qt so I could only fit 1 rack at a time. I will make these again. Read More
(2)
Rating: 3 stars
02/15/2020
Set time for 30 min. 25 min. Is too short. Read More
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