Instant Pot® Ribs


Instant Pot® ribs are so tender they fall of the bone. The best part is that you can cook them start to finish in just a little over an hour.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups apple juice

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke

  • 2 bay leaves, or more to taste

  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs


  1. Combine juice, vinegar, and liquid smoke in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Add bay leaves.

  2. Add a trivet to the pot and place ribs on top, trimming as needed to fit. Close and lock the lid; set valve to sealing. Choose high pressure and set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Cook's Note:

Cook on manual for 15 minutes on high pressure if you want ribs to still have a slight pull when biting and be able to brown them on the grill or broil the rack without meat falling off the bone. You can do 25 minutes for extra-tender, almost fall-off-the-bone ribs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
25g Fat
7g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* 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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