These Instant Pot Ribs are amazing. The last time I made them, some of the bones fell out because the meat was so tender. We rate this recipe a strong “3”. Better than ribs on he grill. As for the rub, i made a big batch of the rub and used it on other things. It’s a great rub.
I used my own BBQ sauce recipe (included somewhere else in this blog).
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon chili powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
• 1-2 racks pork ribs (*see note below)
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 cup apple juice , or 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
• 1 teaspoon liquid smoke , optional*
• 1 cup barbecue sauce , homemade or store-bought (*see note)
1 Remove membranes from the back of ribs, if needed.
2 Rub the rub over both sides of ribs.
3 Place wire trivet rack in the bottom of the instant pot.
4 Add water, apple juice (or apple cider vinegar) and liquid smoke (optional, but recommended for that great smokey flavor).
5 Place the ribs upright, with the meat side facing out. If you’re using one large rack of ribs, then circle them around the pot.
6 Secure lid and close vent.
7 Press “manual” or “pressure cook” and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
8 When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 min, then turn the valve to quick release.
9 Carefully remove ribs to a large, foil-lined baking sheet and slather them in BBQ sauce.
10 Optional: broil them in the oven for 2-3 minutes to caramelize the bbq sauce.