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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are fall off the bone tender in 45 minutes from start to table. This simple recipe is easy to adapt and substitute flavors exactly to your liking!

Rack of ribs pressure cooked in the Instant Pot.

Quick and Easy Baby Back Ribs

When I say that these ribs are fast.. I’m not lying to you. I’m not even exaggerating!! These baby’s (see what I did there? ?) are speedy! Let me explain.

It was last Friday, basically the craziest day in the kitchen ever. You see, I had invited my parents over for dinner and we had decided we should take some dinner over to a close friend and his family.

Now, our friend, is a cowboy through and though. (We might even be maybe buying cows with him.. who knows. ?) Him and his wife had us over for dinner a few weeks ago and he made a seriously delicious roast in the smoker. So If I was taking them dinner, I knew ribs were the way I had to go.

So, naturally, I started the day making dessert for the night. I made the most chocolaty cookies that were absolutely COVERED in mini M&Ms.

From there I made a cheesecake fruit dip, picked up Chase from preschool, made a cheesy mashed potato casserole, rolls and BBQ chicken (for us and my parents!).. all while trying to clean the house with 3 little tornados running around.

I was going non stop all day long! I had just tossed the ribs into the Instant Pot when my parents got to my house.  We ate dinner, and by the time we were done, the ribs were too!

I brushed them with some bbq sauce and broiled them for a minute. I packaged the food and sent my husband to deliver!

Making the Perfect Instant Pot Ribs

The first thing you’ll need to do is pull the thin layer of membranes off of the backside of the ribs. It is thin, white and slippery! Start cutting with a knife. Once you have enough cut that you are able to grab it, use a paper towel to grab and pull it off. The paper towel grips better than slimy fingers!

Take the white layer off of the backside of the ribs and then season.

After the white layer has been taken off, season generously. This is where you can get really creative! I used McCormick’s Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple. I was really pleased with the outcome!!

Once the ribs have been rubbed, it is time to put them into the Instant Pot. 1 cup of liquid goes into the bottom and then the ribs sit on the trivet above the liquid.

Lets talk liquid- I used water. And they were seriously tasty! You could us any thin liquid. I have heard great things about apple cider vinegar, apple juice, or even soda.

A rack of baby back ribs inside the Instant Pot.

The ribs will pressure cook on high for 25 minutes, NPR for 10 minutes. (Don’t know what NPR means? Check out my Instant Pot Lingo post!)

Once you gently take the ribs out of the Instant Pot, brush with you favorite BBQ sauce and broil for 5-10 minutes or until the BBQ sauce is nice and bubbly.

Make sure to watch it closely, BBQ sauce can go from nice and bubbly to black and burnt in the blink of an eye!

The ribs are now ready to serve!

Ribs cut and ready to serve.

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are fall off the bone tender in 45 minutes from start to table. This simple recipe is easy to adapt and substitute flavors exactly to your liking!

Ingredients

  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • seasoning for dry rub (more info above in text!)
  • cup liquid (I used water!) (more options above in text!)
  • 1 cup bbq sauce

Instructions

  1. First, pull the thin layer of membranes off of the backside of the ribs. It is a thin white layer. Start cutting with a knife. Once you have enough cut that you are able to grab it, use a paper towel to grab and pull it off.
  2. Season generously, rubbing the seasoning into the meat.
  3. Place the liquid in the liner. Set the trivet inside the liner.
  4. Curve the ribs into a circle and set them onto the trivet.
  5. Cook on Manual HIGH for 25 minutes. Allow for a 10 minute natural pressure release before manually releasing the pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the ribs, brush with bbq sauce and broil for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly.

 

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Suggested Side Dishes:

Classic Potato Salad
Garlic Parmesan Butter made in the Instant Pot.Garlic Parmesan Corn on the Cob
chicken, bacon, tomato and cheese in a green garden salad.BLT Chicken Garden Salad

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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are fall off the bone tender in 45 minutes from start to table. This simple recipe is easy to adapt and substitute flavors exactly to your liking!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • seasoning for dry rub, (more info above in text!)
  • cup liquid (I used water!), (more options above in text!)
  • 1 cup bbq sauce

Instructions 

  • First, pull the thin layer of membranes off of the backside of the ribs. It is a thin white layer. Start cutting with a knife. Once you have enough cut that you are able to grab it, use a paper towel to grab and pull it off. 
  • Season generously, rubbing the seasoning into the meat.
  • Place the liquid in the liner. Set the trivet inside the liner.
  • Curve the ribs into a circle and set them onto the trivet. 
  • Cook on Manual HIGH for 25 minutes. Allow for a 10 minute natural pressure release before manually releasing the pressure.
  • Carefully remove the ribs, brush with bbq sauce and broil for 5-10 minutes or until bubbly.
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About Karli Bitner

This blog is a little glimpse into my kitchen, family & life. I hope you’ll giggle the days away with me and enjoy the craziness that goes on at my house. If you are Cookie obsessed like I am, check out my Sister Site, Cookies for Days.

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