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Instant Pot Ribs

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One of my long standing recopies. You can definitely smoke ribs all day and care for them etc. This gets me 99% of the flavor in a much shorter and easier period of time…

Instant Pot Ribs

This is a dry rub, wet sauce recipe for ribs. It shortens the cook time and really comes out to be 99% of the all day smoker. Highly recommend

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Ribs


Dry Rub

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp light brown sugar

Other Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple juice or 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (optional)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke (optional but much better)
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce pick your store bought favorite
  • 1-2 rack pork or beef ribs


  1. Remove membranes from the back of the ribs if needed. Pat Dry

  2. Put all of the dry rub seasonings together in a bowl and mix with your hand

  3. Rub the dry rub all over the ribs.

  4. Place Ribs into Instant Pot on top of the wire rack, upright with the ribs right side up (in a coil so they fit, with the meat side out). Add Water, Apple juice/vinegar (if using) and liquid smoke (if using).

  5. Close lid, seal vent. Cook for 25 min on high pressure. Natural release for 15 min then quick release.

  6. Carefully remove ribs and place on pan. Slather on BBQ sauce (both sides). Broil for 2-3 min to cook sauce or put on the grill to finish.

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