Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen


This frozen ribs Instant Pot dinner can be made without planning. Each rib portion should have 3 to 4 ribs. I use a spice called Red Rocks Hickory Smoke Seasoning from Savory Spice Shop, but you may use what you have. With only 3 ingredients, it doesn't get much easier!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • ½ cup water

  • 3 tablespoons hickory smoke seasoning (such as Savory Spice® Red Rocks)

  • 1 rack frozen baby back ribs, membrane removed and cut into 4 slabs

  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce


  1. Pour water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot). Set the trivet inside.

  2. Sprinkle hickory smoke seasoning liberally over frozen ribs; set ribs on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid.

  3. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set the timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

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

  5. Preheat the oven broiler. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.

  6. Transfer ribs to a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with barbecue sauce. Broil until glazed, 4 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
22g Fat
8g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 1286mg 56%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 267mg 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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