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Instant Pot Ribs Recipe (VIDEO)

Instant Pot Ribs is the easiest way to achieve tender, juicy ribs. Whether you’re using baby back ribs or pork loin ribs, pressure cooking tenderizes the meat in a fraction of the time so you can enjoy homemade ribs even on busy weeknights.

Our Smoked Ribs take about 7 hours from start to finish and Baked BBQ Ribs take more than 2 1/2 hours, cooked low and slow in the oven. This recipe requires no marinating time and is done in around 45 minutes. P.S. you can even use frozen ribs!

Instant Pot Ribs sliced and served on a tray

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Instant Pot Ribs Recipe:

The ingredients here are simple: ribs (baby back ribs or pork loin ribs), apple juice, cider vinegar, seasoning salt, dry rub and of course bbq sauce. If you’re feeling adventurous, add half a teaspoon of liquid smoke to add that smoked element to your ribs. The instant pot makes the magic happen – amazingly fast with excellent results.

Instant Pots save time and have consistent results for corn on the cob, instant pot boiled eggs and dulce de leche. This Instant Pot Ribs recipe is sure to become a new favorite for you.

Ingredients for instant pot ribs with ribs, apple juice, vinegar, bbq sauce, seasoning salt and rib rub

What is the Best BBQ Sauce for Ribs?

We love sweet bbq sauce for ribs because it caramelizes on the ribs when they are finished off. If you have a favorite bbq sauce you would recommend, I’d love to hear from you in a comment below. A couple of our family favorites include:

Baby Back Rib glazed in the best bbq sauce

How to Prepare Baby Back Ribs:

Start by prepping your ribs. Baby Back Ribs and Pork Loin ribs typically already have the silver skin on the meat side trimmed and the membrane on the boney side removed. If they are present, use a small knife to loosen it at the corner and a paper towel to help grip and pull it off of the ribs. You want to remove that so the flavors can penetrate the ribs. If you want a visual, check out this photo tutorial from Weber.

Prepared baby back ribs on cutting board

How to Make Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs:

The process for making instant pot ribs is truly easy:

  1. Rub the ribs with seasoning salt and BBQ Dry Rub.
  2. Combine apple juice, vinegar, 1/3 cup bbq sauce and liquid smoke (if using) in the instant pot.
  3. Coil the ribs inside the pot, cover and cook on high pressure 25 minutes followed by a 10-minute natural pressure release.
  4. Remove ribs, brush with BBQ sauce and broil or grill 5 minutes

How to Make Instant Pot Ribs step by step photos

To Finish Ribs on the Grill:

Preheat the grill to 350-400˚F. Place the bbq sauce smothered ribs directly on preheated grill, cover, and grill 5 minutes.

To Finish Ribs in the Air Fryer:

Cut rack in half, smother with bbq sauce as usual and place both halves side by side in the air fryer basket for 4 min on high.

Finished BBQ Ribs Sliced into quarters

What to Serve with Ribs:

These saucy bbq ribs are perfect with just about any side dish. Some of our favorites include:

Instant pot bbq Ribs sliced and arranged on a tray

Can I Use Frozen Ribs?

Frozen ribs can be used following the same recipe. Before freezing ribs, cut them into thirds (so they fit into the instant pot later since they won’t be able to coil) and add the dry rub before freezing. Dry rub won’t adhere if you try to put it over frozen ribs.

More (Top Rated) Easy Dinner Recipes:

These easy dinner ideas are perfect for busy weeknights and are so much better (and usually healthier) than going out to eat.

Watch Natasha Make Instant Pot Ribs:

This really is the fastest and easiest way to make ribs that we have discovered and the results are mouthwatering good!

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Instant Pot Ribs

4.94 from 44 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Natural Pressure Release: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs sliced on a tray
Instant Pot Ribs is the easiest way to achieve tender, juicy ribs. Whether you're using baby back ribs, Pressure cooking tenderizes the meat in a fraction of the time
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $15-$20
Keyword: instant pot ribs
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 597 kcal
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pat dry the rack of ribs with a paper towel and rub on your dry ingredients on both sides.
  2. In the Instant Pot, combine apple juice, vinegar, liquid smoke and 1/3 cup of bbq sauce.

  3. Coil the rack of ribs inside the with the bone-side facing the center. Ribs should all be partially submerged. Cook on high pressure for 25 min followed by a 10 min natural pressure release before manually releasing remaining pressure.
  4. Using two sets of tongs, carefully transfer ribs to a rimmed baking sheet lined with a wire rack with the meat side up. Brush the top and sides with the remaining 1/3 cup bbq sauce. Broil in the center of the oven on high for 4-5 min*. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5-10 min before serving. Serve with more bbq sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

*To Finish Ribs on the Grill: Preheat the grill to 350-400˚F. Place ribs directly on preheated grill, cover, and grill 5 min.
*To Finish Ribs in the Air Fryer: Cut rack in half and place both halves side by side in the air fryer basket for 4 min on high.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 597 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 1396mg61%
Potassium 713mg20%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 180IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Paulette
    September 8, 2020

    I don’t have an instant pot
    Would you recommend just boiling in the apple juice for longer
    Or a different recipe all together
    Thanks

    Reply

    • Natasha
      September 8, 2020

      Hi Paulette, I would go with a different non-instant pot recipe since there would be significant changes needed.

      Reply

  • Ron Stafford
    September 7, 2020

    Stafford’s Home Brew Bbq Sauce is what you should be using for all your Bbq needs
    I’ll leave you a email address I’d be Happy to send you some Bbq Sauce 👌😊
    Chef Ron Stafford
    Stafford’s Home Brew Bbq Sauce Co
    Owner.

    Reply

  • Rather Not Say My Name
    September 6, 2020

    YUM YUM YUM!!!!
    this was the first beef I have ever made and I think this is restaurant quality. THANK YOU!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 7, 2020

      Perfect! Thanks for that wonderful comment. I hope you love every recipe that you try!

      Reply

  • Linda
    August 29, 2020

    these ribs were so delicious and tender. My husband couldn’t get enough of them. I’m going to buy more ribs now. Thanks for the recipe.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

      You’re welcome, Linda! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe! It is one of our favorites!

      Reply

  • Robert Lerum
    August 26, 2020

    well you have won me over..little nerviness at first with 6 cups of Apple juice but you said I would love it!!! you were RIGHT…thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      You’re most welcome! I’m glad you followed the recipe, thanks for sharing your awesome review.

      Reply

  • Natalie Sapozhnikov
    August 26, 2020

    The ribs were SO DELICIOUS!!! My whole family loved them!!! Thank you for an amazing recipe!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 27, 2020

      You are so welcome, Natalie. I love reading positive comments like this, thank you so much for your awesome review!

      Reply

  • Bob M
    August 10, 2020

    Absolutely the best ribs. Juicy
    fall off the bone! Much better than putting them on a privet. The Apple 🍎juice makes them!
    I’m 82 and love your recipe
    l do all the cooking now so like the dump and go recipes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

      Thank you so much for your awesome feedback, Bob. We appreciate you sharing it with us!

      Reply

  • Lena
    August 9, 2020

    Hey Natasha! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing rib recipe!:) my family loves it and there just so good and juicy😊

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

      You are so welcome, Lena. So wonderful to read about your positive feedback.

      Reply

  • Carrie
    August 6, 2020

    My husband cannot get enough of these!!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 6, 2020

      That’s just awesome Carrie!

      Reply

  • Kim
    August 2, 2020

    Fantastic Ribs! We are newbies to the Instant Pot and this recipe was easy and excellent! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 3, 2020

      You are very welcome, Kim. Thank for your excellent review!

      Reply

  • Jeannie Valiquette
    July 29, 2020

    Natasha, do you think you could use beef or chicken broth instead of the apple juice? I am just wondering about the sugar in the apple juice (I’m on a keto diet) I Love watching all of your videos, and your recipes are so AWESOME! My family loves the food Thank you so much for sharing!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 29, 2020

      Hi Jeannie, I haven’t tried a substitute to advise, the apple juice and cider vinegar tenderize and add great flavor.

      Reply

  • Michelle Caoili
    July 28, 2020

    Can I use pineapple juice instead? thank you.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 29, 2020

      Hi Michelle, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. You might need to do an experiment, if you try it, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Rosa
    July 27, 2020

    Why is a o much liquid needed?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2020

      Hi Rosa, the Instant Pot has a minimum requirement for liquid.

      Reply

  • Laura
    July 26, 2020

    This recipe was amazing!! I usually don’t right reviews but I was extremely impressed with these. Fell off the bone and delicious flavor!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2020

      Thank you so much for your excellent review, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Samantha
    July 21, 2020

    Natasha, I am so happy I stumbled upon your recipe! I cooked these the other day for my parents and they loved it. My father is huge on smoking ribs and I was afraid he wasn’t going to like these at all. He was so surprised how easy, delicious, and tender they were. We will definitely be making it this way from now on!

    I also saw your previous comment on someone’s post about adding another 10 minutes for another rack of ribs. I will definitely be doing this because the one rack of ribs did not last us very long!

    Thank you so much

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

      You’re welcome, Samantha! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Ginny Corpus
    July 12, 2020

    I read the recipe this morning, made them for lunch for seven family members. Everyone loved them, my mom said “These are the best ribs I’ve ever had”. This is the 2nd thing I have made in my Instant Pot. Twenty-five minutes on pressure cook, then I selected cancel, to allow depressurizing to start right away. Ten minutes later, used minimal BBQ sauce and poured Soy Vey Veri Veri Teriyaki Sauce over them, and finished them under the broiler.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 12, 2020

      I love it! It makes me so glad to read your good comments, thank you so much for sharing Ginny!

      Reply

  • Kim
    July 9, 2020

    My family loves this recipe and I make it often. One thing I would recommend is to use “extra meaty” baby back ribs if you can find them. Otherwise taking them out of the pot in one piece can be difficult. But they still taste awesome! 😉

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2020

      That’s great info to share, Kim. Thanks for sharing that with us and for your excellent feedback.

      Reply

  • Samia touma
    July 7, 2020

    Hi natasha. This recipe only for porks can I use same recipe for lamb

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2020

      Hi Samia, I haven’t tested lamb for this recipe to advise if this same process would work the same way. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes.

      Reply

  • Jess
    July 6, 2020

    Hi Natasha I only have 3 quartz of Instant pot. I know you use the 6 quartz.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      July 6, 2020

      Hi Jess, I haven’t tested this in a 3 quart pot.

      Reply

      • Maggy
        July 25, 2020

        I cooked it in the 3 qt instant pot and it turn out awesome. I only use half the amount of the liquid ingredients with a full rack of baby ribs.

        Reply

  • Ashleigh
    July 6, 2020

    How long in a crock pot or air fryer? Thanks.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      July 6, 2020

      Hi, you can finish the ribs on the grill or air fryer (see instructions in the post), but putting them in the crockpot would be a little different and I don’t have a tutorial for that yet.

      Reply

  • Margaret
    July 5, 2020

    Fantastic ribs!! My first cokking them in instant pot .They were falling off the bone trying to get t hem out of the pot :). Will definitely do this again!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 5, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for sharing your experience with us, we appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Ginger
    June 29, 2020

    I can’t find your recipe for the rub! HELP

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 29, 2020

      Hi Ginger, we use this dry rub (listed in the recipe) HERE. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  • Ariel C.
    June 25, 2020

    Best ever ribs recipe! So quickly and easy way to make the tender and juicy ribs that even my vegetarian-like son likes it. Thanks Natasha!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Vicky
    June 23, 2020

    I tried this recipe for Father’s Day and was really nervous that it wasn’t going to come out great. But it was perfect!! Just some mashed potatoes and lunch was ready!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 24, 2020

      Love it! Thanks for sharing that with us and I hope you love every recipe that you try.

      Reply

  • Kathleen
    June 21, 2020

    Natasha, We LOVE this rib recipe! Making it again today for the fifth time. Thanks for helping me be proficient with the Instant Pot.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      Wow sounds like this is going to be one of your favorites!

      Reply

  • Mendi Nevarez
    June 14, 2020

    Our family just spent the time in quarantine cooking your recipes. We love each one we have tried. Hands down your broiled lobster and beef tenderloin are our favorites. I was never taught to cook by my mom and have struggled. Now at 51 years old, I am hearing comments that I am an amazing cook. Thanks to you! We like to joke what is”Natasha” cooking tonight?! Thank you again for changing my life! Family of 7, eating great because of your recipes

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 14, 2020

      That is so awesome, Mendi. Thank you for much for sharing that with us, it helps inspire me to create more recipes and more videos for everyone!

      Reply

  • Debra Covic
    June 1, 2020

    How can I double this recipe?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      June 1, 2020

      Hi, I haven’t tested that but you would probably need a larger instant pot. I would double the rub and keep the liquid amount the same.

      Reply

  • Jacquelyn
    May 31, 2020

    Hello Natasha!! I made this recipe recently along with your creamy mash potatoes as my husband said they were perfection.

    Quick question. I want to double recipe and make two racks for fathers day coming up. Is that possible or do i have to cook them separately? Afraid the one rack would be cold by the time there second one is ready. Do I double liquid in the 6qt instant pot? I know I’ll double the rub for the ribs. What about cook time?

    Thank you

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 1, 2020

      Hi Jacquelyn, I looked through the comments and on of our readers posted the following: “I used your recipe tonight with a few changes. I did two racks. I added 10 minutes to the cooking time and 3 minutes to NPR and broiled for 6 minutes after slathering with Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue sauce. Five stars from the guests!” I hope this helps!

      Reply

      • Jacquelyn
        June 2, 2020

        Thank you for the response. I have one more question. I noticed looking up other instant pot ribs recipes that others don’t use as much liquid as your recipe and they use a trivet versus submerging in liquid. Have you tested ribs in that cooking method as well? I’m curious why most others use a trivet and less liquid.
        Thank you!!

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        • Natasha
          June 3, 2020

          Hi Jacquelyn, we haven’t tested it that way but if you experiment, please let me know how it goes.

          Reply

  • Chris Alberico
    May 29, 2020

    Natasha you rule! Made these ribs tonight and had a VERY happy husband! I’ve been very Leary of my Instant Pot after trying a chicken when I first got the pot. (Not So Good)
    BUT I saw your Recipe last night and decided to give it a try! The best! Thank you!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 29, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed that!

      Reply

  • Sarah
    May 26, 2020

    These were a big hit in my house! Easy and delicious. I’ve been following your recipes for a few months now and everything I’ve made has been amazing!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 26, 2020

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me, Sarah!

      Reply

  • Diane
    May 25, 2020

    Can I use orange juice instead of apple juice?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      Hi Diane, I haven’t tested that with orange juice to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Diana J
    May 24, 2020

    Can I follow this recipe with beef ribs?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 25, 2020

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe, Diana!

      Reply

  • Helen
    May 22, 2020

    I made the sticky ribs tonight! Wow they were amazing everyone was impressed.. Thank you love your recipes..

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 22, 2020

      Yay so happy to hear that, Thanks for sharing Helen!

      Reply

  • Ron Collins
    May 19, 2020

    Could this same recipe work in a slow cooker?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 19, 2020

      Hi Ron, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

  • Dennis
    April 30, 2020

    Making these for the second time tonight per the request of two (out of three) of my kids. My youngest isn’t much into meat, but two of my kids really love these easy ribs. First time, I finished them off in the oven. Tonight I am going to finish them on the charcoal grill. Pairing them with baked French-fried potatoes.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 30, 2020

      Sounds like a great plan! I’m sure your kids will be happy to see this dish on your dining table. Enjoy!

      Reply

      • Denni
        May 4, 2020

        Thank you, Natasha. My kids love looking through your blog as much as I do (and watching your fun videos).

        Reply

  • stephanie
    April 24, 2020

    How much apple juice and vinegar did you use?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 24, 2020

      Hi Stephanie, I have that listed specifically in the recipe card above.

      Reply

      • STEPHANIE
        April 24, 2020

        Thank you. I over looked it. Also if I want to double this recipe can I use the same amount of liquid or do I double the liquid as well?

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 24, 2020

          Hi Stephanie, if doubling the ribs, I would double the rub. If using a larger instant pot, I would keep the liquid amount the same.

          Reply

  • Veronica
    April 15, 2020

    Hi Natasha! I’m going to try this recipe tonight…so excited!! Had 1 question… I have an 8qt instant pot, do I need to double liquids?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 15, 2020

      Hi Veronica, I haven’t tested this in a 8qt pot. You may need more if the liquid in the recipe doesn’t fill the minimum requirement of the pot.

      Reply

  • Nicole B
    April 14, 2020

    I do not have apple juice. I do have apple cider. Do you have a substitute for apple juice? I have chicken broth and beef broth. Would you anticipate either of these altering quality or taste negatively? Excited to try this.

    Reply

    • Natasha
      April 14, 2020

      Hi Nicole, I haven’t tested those but I think they should work fine. I don’t see why not. I hope you love the recipe!

      Reply

  • Duane
    April 10, 2020

    We use Chars Country Dips & Seasonings (Rib Rub or Winner Winner Chicken Dinner) they are both Amazing

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2020

      Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

  • Robin
    April 10, 2020

    Ribs are great instead pot is so easy

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 10, 2020

      Isn’t it amazing how easy it is!

      Reply

  • Inez
    March 12, 2020

    Why so much liquid?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2020

      Hi Inez, the liquid proportions are correct – it’s just a different method. We prefer this method and always get great results. The apple juice and cider vinegar tenderize and add great flavor.

      Reply

  • Carrie
    March 9, 2020

    My 10 y/o daughter made these for dinner tonight. The recipe is so easy and absolutely delicious. I’ve passed it along to other friends. AMAZING turnout. We even put 4 racks instead of 3 in the instant pot. Fall off the clean bone ribs!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Kat
    March 8, 2020

    I made this tonight. it came together so easily. The flavor was really amazing and I like how the BBQ sauce caramelizes on the ribs under the broiler.
    Thanks for another great recipe.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 9, 2020

      Glad to know that Kat. Thank you so much for sharing your good experience with us. I love it!

      Reply

  • kelly
    March 5, 2020

    Made it last night and it turned out great! Everybody loved it. Very flavorful.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 5, 2020

      That’s so awesome Kelly! Thank you for that wonderful review.

      Reply

  • Phillip Leddy
    March 4, 2020

    I am just wondering that if I use a regular Pressure Cooker would the cook times be the same? I do plan on getting an InstaPot later.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 4, 2020

      Hi Phillip, I imagine the cooking time should be the same. I’d love to know how you like this using a regular pressure cooker.

      Reply

      • Tina
        March 31, 2020

        This is an amazing recipe. This situation has my 80 year old mom feeling depressed. She wasn’t really eating and we were quite worried. I made these ribs and she ate with gusto! She even had 2nds! Thank you so much!

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          March 31, 2020

          I’m so glad she enjoyed these ribs Tina!

          Reply

  • SUZANNE YOUNG
    March 1, 2020

    I pretty much followed your recipe and the rack came out so tender and tasted so good. This was so easy. Several racks could be done over a couple hours for a large number of guests. I wonder if they would hold together if I left the membrane on the back?

    Reply

    • Natasha
      March 3, 2020

      Hi Suzanne, if the ribs were falling apart, it could be due to overcooking. Make sure to follow the timings precisely so they are easy to transfer out of the instant pot without falling apart. I hope that helps!

      Reply

      • Tina
        April 18, 2020

        It’s Tina again! I was wondering if anyone has cooked 2 or 3 racks at the same time in the instant pot.

        Reply

        • Natashas Kitchen
          April 18, 2020

          Hi Tina, I looked through the comments and on of our readers posted the following: “I used your recipe tonight with a few changes. I did two racks. I added 10 minutes to the cooking time and 3 minutes to NPR and broiled for 6 minutes after slathering with Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue sauce. Five stars from the guests!”” I hope this helps!

          Reply

  • Tricia Vanessa Machore
    February 26, 2020

    What brand of pressure cooker do you use for the ribs and chicken recipes?

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2020

      Hi Tricia, I used this instant pot for this recipe.

      Reply

  • Bill
    February 25, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Love the ribs. If I wanted to cook two slabs of ribs at once, would I need to increase the cooking time?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 25, 2020

      Hi Bill, I think that should work fine but you will need less liquid or it may go above the max fill level with two racks displacing the liquid. It would work better in a larger instant pot.

      Reply

  • Jim
    February 24, 2020

    You use the term “Instant Pot”- is this the same as a pressure cooker?

    Reply

  • Louise B. Anderson
    February 24, 2020

    Would the recipe work in a Crock Pot?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Hi Louise, I haven’t tested that to advise on time, but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

      Reply

    • Amanda Hardison
      February 24, 2020

      Pretty yummy for my first try at this. I was wondering if there’s something I could do with the liquid for this since it seems kind of wasteful to just throw it again. Thanks.

      Reply

  • Christopher Wantuch
    February 24, 2020

    Flavor was good for something not smoked or grilled. But basically fell apart when being removed from the pot. I know some people like this but for me, I like a bit more fight coming off the bone.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 24, 2020

      Thank you for that feedback Christopher!

      Reply

  • Stacey Nadig
    February 13, 2020

    Made this recipe and they turned out tender but seemed a bit dry. I am assuming it may have been the ribs I bought but not sure. I want to try again.

    All the recipes I have made have been great. Thanks!!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2020

      That could be it, Stacey. So far the comments didn’t mention the ribs being a bit dry but let us know how it goes the next time you make it again. I hope it becomes better!

      Reply

  • Paulette Wickberg
    February 12, 2020

    I used the link for your dry rub and it just goes to Amazon…. there are 2 dry rubs there but they are $49.00 for a 2 pkg. Could I just get the name of the dry rub please . Thanks so much.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      Hi Paulette, we buy that one on Amazon HERE. The of the dry ryb is: Twist’d Q – Sweet Heat Rub – American Royal – Lotta Bull BBQ It is about $8.95 per package. There are 3 different flavors we use the Sweet Heat Rub.

      Reply

  • Victoria
    February 9, 2020

    Hi Natasha, what size of Instant Pot did you use in your recipe? 6QT or 8 QT?
    Thank you

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      Hello Victoria. This is the pot that I used.

      Reply

      • Victoria
        February 10, 2020

        6QT. Got it . Thank you

        Reply

    • Christina Velichko
      March 25, 2020

      Hi Natasha. Would the cooking time be the same for a smaller rack of ribs?

      Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        March 25, 2020

        I think that should work fine at the same amount of time. I don’t see why not. I hope you love the ribs.

        Reply

  • Evie
    February 8, 2020

    Hi …loving your dishes …there’s only 1 recipe I wanna know & been trying to get the best thats good …what is ur recipe for “dry rub” for ribs ?? Pls help & thanks

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2020

      Hi Evie, we use this dry rub (listed in the recipe) HERE. I hope that helps.

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  • Gail Nelson
    January 31, 2020

    In the IP rib recipe you mentioned dry rub. I don’t see your recipe for the dry rib rub. Can you share it please?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 31, 2020

      Hi Gail, we have it listed in the recipe or you can find the link HERE. I hope that helps.

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  • Eddie
    January 30, 2020

    Ribs are amazing! So tender and juicy. Taste Great!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 30, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Eddie!

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  • Kelli
    January 27, 2020

    So I’m planning on making this tonight and I did plan on using country style ribs (I saw the comment on the time adjustment) I was wondering however wh as t I should do if I don’t have a broiler. Can I set the oven to what you have as the grill temp/time and put it on a lined cookie sheet?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 27, 2020

      Hi Kelli, I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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      • Kelli
        January 27, 2020

        So I found this grill mat thing (really not sure what to call it) that came in a bbq set I got my boyfriend. I positioned it over top a foil lined cookie sheet and set the oven to 375° and popped it in the oven for 5 minutes and they came out beautifully

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 27, 2020

          That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing that with me, Kelli!

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  • Debbie Kirby
    January 25, 2020

    I made these ribs tonight and they were great!!…Thank you so much for your videos…I am new to the Instant Pot, and a little intimidated by it…lol…but your recipes and videos are so easy to follow. Thank you so much for that. Anything that I want to make in the Instant Pot, I check here first. Not only do you make it easy to follow, but every single recipe is delicious. Thank you for making me look good at the dinner table!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      I’m so glad to hear we’re you’re go-to for instant pot recipes! That’s so awesome! I’m smiling big reading this comment.

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    • Dawn
      April 16, 2020

      Hi do you use high broil temperature or low broil temperature. Thanks

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  • April
    January 22, 2020

    Loved the ribs, and so did my husband. Easy to cook and flavorful.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 22, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful review, April! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Tasha
    January 16, 2020

    Thank you Natasha!!
    I used your recipe tonight with a few changes. I did two racks. I added 10 minutes to the cooking time and 3 minutes to NPR and broiled for 6 minutes after slathering with Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue sauce.

    Five stars from the guests!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 17, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Tasha! Thank you for the wonderful review!

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  • Dayna
    January 13, 2020

    What size instant pot do you make your ribs in?

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    • Natasha
      January 13, 2020

      Hi Dayna, we use this 6 Qt instant pot.

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      • Jon
        February 8, 2020

        Natasha, would there be a difference if using a 4qt pot? BTW love watching ur videos, very fun.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          February 8, 2020

          Hi Jon, I have note tested that in a 4qt. I worry the ribs will not fit. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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          • Sandi Corman
            February 22, 2020

            I am going to make these next week, but I have a 7 lb rack of St Louis style pork spare ribs. How long should I pressure cook them? And should I double the amount of rub I use? I was going to use the single recipe amount of liquid. Thanks, Natasha!!

          • Natasha
            February 24, 2020

            Hi Sandi, if double the ribs, I would double the rub. If using a larger instant pot, I would keep the liquid amount the same. Spare ribs are thicker and fattier and could take a little more time, probably closer to 30 minutes on high pressure before the 10-minute natural release.

  • Jennifer
    January 13, 2020

    Looks delicious, we will definitely have to try. I was wondering what kind of baking sheet do you use? All the ones I ever purchase bend.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      Hi Jennifer, you can find some of our favorites in our blog Shop here.

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      • Beth Granger
        January 22, 2020

        Made these ribs tonight and like always delicious. Every recipe I have tried of yours is absolutely delicious. I have been searching for a recipe book from you with strictly instant pot recipes. I dont care to try anyone else’s. Thank you for being a part of my family with your easy to make recipes and great videos.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 22, 2020

          I’m smiling big readying this comment! Thank you! No book at this time but we do have a plan in the works. Thank you for that Instant Pot book suggestion.

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  • Pete
    January 7, 2020

    I am a one person house hold. I have the 3 QT. Can the ribs be done in the IP by cutting the ingredients by 1/2?

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    • Natasha
      January 7, 2020

      Hi Pete, I haven’t tested anything in an instant pot that small but I think that should work fine. I don’t see why not. I hope you love the ribs.

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  • Terry Rushing
    January 3, 2020

    Made this today! The ribs were “off the chain” delicious! I may add a whole Vidalia onion next time. Thanks for the recipe. Will definitely make again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 3, 2020

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Terry!

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  • Mandy Fields
    December 31, 2019

    This mine and my husbands first instant pot meal and it was amazing! We decided to go with this one because of all the great reviews left on your page & I see why you have so many. Thank you for sharing your recipes! We’re trying your chicken and rice one next!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Mandy!

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  • Tatyana Pashnyak
    December 28, 2019

    Made ribs yesterday and wow, they were amazing! Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 28, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Tatyana!

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  • Zochil
    December 25, 2019

    I’ve never made ribs before because I never thought I could compete with my brother-in-law’s ribs. This was THE BEST recipe ever and it was SO EASY! To make it even easier, I just bought the ribs at Costco and they were pre-seasoned, so I only needed the apple juice, cider vinegar, and BBQ sauce. Everyone loved them (even my brother-in-law). Thank you!!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 26, 2019

      That’s just awesome! I’m so glad you found a favorite, Zochil!

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  • April
    December 19, 2019

    Can I make these in the morning and finish them off later at night in the oven for a party I want to make a couple of racks for 30 people but only have one instant pot

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 19, 2019

      Hi April, I imagine that should work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Dave Rose
    December 18, 2019

    I made these ribs last night and they turned out GREAT! It sure is easy to do. That silver skin was a little bit to deal with but that will be easier next time. lol

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 18, 2019

      I’m so glad you gave this recipe a try, Dave!! Thank you for the great feedback!

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  • Alicia
    December 15, 2019

    We made these for Thanksgiving and they turned out fabulous! Very delicious and easy! We usually do ribs in the crockpot but this is just as good and much faster.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 16, 2019

      That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Alicia!

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  • Olga
    November 26, 2019

    Hey I just made this and it was amazing thank you for a great recipe!
    Do you think I can reuse the liquid to make one more rib? I have more baby back ribs right now but don’t have any more extra apple juice to start over.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 27, 2019

      Hi Olga, I honestly have not tested that to advise. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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  • Aleksandr
    November 10, 2019

    Can I broil it in the conventional oven? If so for how many minutes?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Hi Aleksandr, I haven’t tested that advise. If you experiment, please let me know how you like that.

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    • Heather Jackson
      December 18, 2019

      What ingredients are in the dry rub for the InstantbPotbspare Ribs?

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        December 18, 2019

        Hi Heather, I would recommend following the recipe link for the ingredients.

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  • Therese
    November 7, 2019

    How long do I cook these if I used a slow cooker? I love your recipes, I have already tried a bunch of them for dinner

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      Hi Therese, I haven’t tested that to advise on time, but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Elizabeth McCann
    November 6, 2019

    I don’t have an instant pot, would a slow cooker, work? I know it would take longer, but would the results be similar?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 7, 2019

      I haven’t tested that but I think it could work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe, Elizabeth!

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    • Sara
      December 12, 2019

      Do you think beef ribs would work?

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  • Joann
    October 26, 2019

    Can I use St. Louis style ribs for this recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2019

      Hi Joann, I imagine that should work.

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  • Rob
    October 25, 2019

    A frozen whole rack of ribs won’t fit in the IP, so unwrap, cut into thirds before freezing.

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  • Kathy Hallsten
    October 25, 2019

    Great recipe! It seemed though that it called for an excessive amount of liquid. What is the reason for that?

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    • Natasha
      October 25, 2019

      Hi Kathy, the liquid proportions are correct – it’s just a different method. We prefer this method and always get great results. The apple juice and cider vinegar tenderize and add great flavor.

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      • Melissa Maier
        February 2, 2020

        What can you use instead of apple juice? Would broth work?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 2, 2020

          Hi Melissa, I imagine that should work. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe

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  • Jen Tapsell
    October 24, 2019

    Hi Natasha, how about a great curry recipe please please!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 25, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion, Jen!

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      • Tammy
        October 31, 2019

        What if I want to make double portion. Can I wrap 2 at same time ?

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        • Natasha
          October 31, 2019

          HI Tammy, I haven’t tested with 2 racks. I think that should work fine but you will need less liquid or it may go above the max fill level with two racks displacing the liquid. It would work better in a larger instant pot.

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  • Jacquelyn
    October 24, 2019

    Hello Natasha!! I love ribs!! This looks fantastic! I looked at the ingredients and I clicked on the dry rub link but it leads me to three bbq sauce for some reason. Could you tell me what exactly is in the dry rub?

    Thank you!!

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    • Natasha
      October 25, 2019

      Thank you so much for pointing that out. Sorry about that. I have fixed the link. Here is the dry rub that we used.

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      • Missy
        December 7, 2019

        I found this rib rub at my local Fred Meyer for $4.99
        Natasha, where do you buy your ribs? Thank you!

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          December 7, 2019

          Hi Missy, most often we buy them from our local grocery store or Costco.

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  • Marina
    October 24, 2019

    Hi Natasha! Can this be done but with country style ribs?

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    • Natasha
      October 24, 2019

      Hi Marina, I haven’t tested this method with country style ribs, but it should work fine. I’m seeing several recipes that call for a longer cook time though when making country style instant pot ribs: cook on high pressure, for 45 min, followed by a 15-20 min natural pressure release before releasing remaining pressure. Country style ribs are bigger, meatier and fattier so they would need more time. If you test that out, please let me know how it goes!

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  • Kim
    October 23, 2019

    I bought an Instant Pot just for this recipe. It was delicious!! Will definitely be making this again. Such a simple meal.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review!

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  • Emma
    October 21, 2019

    These were so easy to make with your recipe, and they came out so tender! I am stoked I can make these myself now.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that, Emma! Thank you for that awesome review!

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  • Diane
    October 19, 2019

    How much liquid smoke would you add? Can’t wait to try looks delicious!!!!

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    • Natasha
      October 20, 2019

      Hi Diane, I would add 1/2 tsp (I listed it in the recipe card towards the bottom as optional).

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      • Alina
        October 27, 2019

        Hi Natasha, is there anything I can use instead of the apple juice?

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          October 28, 2019

          Hi Alina, I haven’t tried a substitute to advise, the apple juice and cider vinegar tenderize and add great flavor.

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  • Audrey
    October 19, 2019

    Thank you so much for your Instant Pot recipes. Please do more? How about a dessert?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for that suggestion, Audrey!

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  • Kimberly
    October 19, 2019

    This is absolutely finger-licking delicious and the sauce is spot on!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear that! Thank you for sharing your great review, Kimberly!

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  • Toni
    October 19, 2019

    I love this recipe! Being able to cook the delicious ribs in the Instant Pot is so easy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 19, 2019

      Isn’t that the best! Who knew that was possible! Thank you for that awesome review.

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  • Demeter
    October 19, 2019

    You’ll definitely be game day ready with these for your guests! Wow!! They look fantastic!!

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  • Billy
    October 19, 2019

    These ribs are absolutely delicious! I just love how easy they are to make in the instant pot and just how flavorful they are! Thanks for an awesome recipe!

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    • Natasha
      October 19, 2019

      I’m so happy you loved the ribs! That’s quite a compliment coming from you!

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  • Whitney Choi
    October 18, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I’m Whitney from Hong Kong. May I know the size of the Instant Pot that you are using? Thank you!

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  • Betsy
    October 18, 2019

    Wow! I can’t believe how easy and fast this is to make! Instant Pots are amazing. These ribs are so tender and flavorful, I can’t believe it took less than an hour to achieve this!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 18, 2019

      Aren’t they the best! So perfect for a quick dinner that is also “fancy”!

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      • Wayne WALLACE
        January 13, 2020

        What the IP time for frozen Baby back Ribs or pork loin.

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        • Natasha
          January 13, 2020

          Hi Wayne, thanks for asking! I added a section to the post titled “Can I use Frozen Ribs?” Also, we currently don’t have a pork loin recipe for the instant pot, but if I come up with something great, I’ll be sure to share it.

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