Easy Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs


These baby back ribs made in the Instant Pot are fall-off-the-bone good!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 rack baby back pork ribs

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce, divided


  1. Combine water, vinegar, and liquid smoke in the pot of a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Place rack in the bottom of the pot.

  2. Season baby back pork ribs with salt and pepper on both sides. Cut rack in half. Place ribs in a teepee formation onto the rack. Pour a little barbeque sauce onto each half and let run down the sides. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select Meat setting according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Wait 15 minutes before releasing pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  5. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil. Place ribs onto the prepared baking pan and slather with barbeque sauce.

  6. Cook under the broiler for 5 minutes. Remove and immediately add more sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 705mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 32mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 287mg 6%

* 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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