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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.

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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

4.95 from 78 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
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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  • Julie
    September 24, 2022

    This is our go to rib recipe. Made no changes and EVERYONE LOVES them, thank you for making ribs so easy and delicious

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 24, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Matthew
    July 24, 2022

    These were amazing! A great recipe and now my go to for IP Ribs! Quick question: Do you or any others have suggestions for use of the left over liquid after cooking? Or do I just discard it – seems like a lot to throw out, but if it’s not good for future use, I’ll dump it. Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 24, 2022

      Hi Matthew, thank you for the great feedback. I usually do not reuse it but let’s see if other readers here have some suggestions.

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  • Carol Roberts
    July 14, 2022

    I am so happy to have found this recipe. I made baby back ribs in my air fryer a month ago, but they weren’t as tender as I’d hoped. Tonight I cooked the ribs in my pressure cooker, per your recipe, and did the finishing in my air fryer. The pork spareribs I had were too tall to stand up in my 6 qt. PC, so I just cut 2 slabs and laid them in the pot, easy peasy. This is such an easy recipe, and the ribs come out so juicy and tender, it kinda makes me glad I don’t own a grill!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed this, Carol! Thanks for sharing.

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  • JUDY
    June 23, 2022

    NATASHA I HAVE A 3 QT INTANT POT. ENOUGH FOR TWO PEOPLE. MY QUESTION ON THE RIBS DO YOU THINK I NEED TO CUT ALL INGREGENTS IN HALF. WILL USE SMALL SIZE OF RIBS. THEN SHOULD I ADJUST THE COOKING TIME TO LESS THAN 25 MIN, FOR COOK? USE SAME RELEASE TIME OF 10 MIN. THANKS

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2022

      Hi Judy, you can use the serving size slider on the recipe to help with your adjustments. Adjust the slider to get the meat weight down to what you have and use that. Regarding time, I haven’t tried it with less or in a smaller pot, so it’s hard or me to advise. I hope it all works out for you!

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  • Diane
    June 23, 2022

    The ribs were so easy to make and delicious. This will definitely be my go to recipe for ribs. I really enjoy your videos.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2022

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

      Reply

  • Janet
    May 30, 2022

    Was easy, but a bit sweet,,,will make again but use bit less apple juice and bit more salt with my rub

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 30, 2022

      Sounds good and yes, feel free to modify the sweetness according to your personal preference.

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  • Jo
    May 4, 2022

    Great ribs! Thank you so much for the recipe. My first instant pot meal and they turned out perfectly 💕

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      May 4, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Jo! You’re very welcome. 🙂

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  • Destiny
    April 17, 2022

    Can I reuse the same marinating sauce for all 3 slabs of ribs

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 17, 2022

      I think that would be fine.

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  • Debbie
    April 15, 2022

    Hi there! I am curious if I can do the ribs in the ip today, then finish them on Sunday in the oven. If so, is there a specific way I should store them in the fridge?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 15, 2022

      Hi Debbie, I have not tested that to advise but I think it could work.

      Reply

  • Alyssa Miller
    April 10, 2022

    We love this recipe in our home! So easy and even easier clean up! I do have a question- could I double the amount of ribs from 3lbs (1rack) to 6lbs (2 racks)? If so, would the amount of the other ingredients stay the same?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 11, 2022

      Hi Alyssa, 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 if you find a way to fit them there. I imagine you will need to increase the time by a bit also.

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  • Barbara
    April 6, 2022

    Saddleback BBQ has some of THEE absolute BEST BBQ sauce!!! You can’t find it everywhere yet but it’s totally worth ordering from their website. Their rubs are also must-haves in our house!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 6, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Barbara!

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  • Ralph
    March 8, 2022

    Oh my goodness! This is an amazing recipe and so easy with my new InstantPot. Thank you!
    Also praying for Ukraine here in Illinois

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 8, 2022

      Wonderful! Happy to hear that. And thank you.

      Reply

  • Missy
    February 10, 2022

    These look amazing! Can they be finished in the oven on bake instead of broil? I want to make them for Valentine’s day

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 10, 2022

      Hi Missy, we found it best with a broil. If you try the bak method, I’d love to know how you like that!

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  • DOROTHY FREDETTE
    January 28, 2022

    made these last night, they were delicious, my only problem was when I took them out of the instapot, all the bones fell off the meat! I followed the recipe, it took 25mins to natural release. Any idea of what I did wrong?

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    • Natasha
      January 30, 2022

      Hi Dorothy, you should only be doing a natural pressure release for 10 minutes then manually releasing the remaining pressure. It sounds like it was in the instant pot for too long.

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  • JORDAN ROBERT EISENMAN
    January 24, 2022

    Like usual I do not get leftovers from your recipe’s that I cook and hope to see more instapot ones in the future. The ribs were fantastic!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 24, 2022

      I’m so glad these were a hit, Jordan! I appreciate the feedback!

      Reply

  • Andrea
    January 2, 2022

    Suas receitas são excelentes, fiz algumas e recebi só elogios. Obrigada por sua generosidade em nos ensinar a cozinhar. Parabéns pelo seu trabalho, simpatia e bom humor, é um prazer ver os seus vídeos!
    Sua fã do Brasil.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 2, 2022

      Thank you for your great comments and feedback, Andrea. I’m happy to know that you’ve been receiving compliments using my recipe.

      Reply

  • Holly Sigmon
    October 28, 2021

    Hi Natasha! Every time I am searching for a recipe, your site is the first place I look. My daughter and I made your chocolate chip cookies one night and we sent you a video. We love you and love to try all your recipes. I want to cook the ribs tonight but would it be OK to cook them in a crockpot for several hours? Sorry if you have already answered this question but I looked through the comments and on the website page and couldn’t find the answer. Thank you for all you do and all your hard work. It does not go unnoticed!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 28, 2021

      Hi Holly! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. I haven’t tried this recipe in a crockpot to advise on the outcome. But you can check out our other ribs recipes here.

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      • Holly Sigmon
        October 29, 2021

        I’m gonna try the crock pot on this recipe tonight. I’ll let you know how it goes! Didn’t get a chance to cook it last night. Thank you!

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        • Tanya
          July 7, 2022

          How did the ribs turn out in your Croc Pot? I don’t have an Instant Pot so would like to try.

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  • Cherry Jacob
    September 29, 2021

    Hi Natasha… I’m Cherry from the Philippines… i want to try your instant pot ribs but my problem is that some of the ingredients are not available here…like the bbq dry hub and johnny’s seasoning salt..any alternative ingredients i can use.. thanks

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 30, 2021

      Hello Cherry, that’s the same issue that others are experiencing. I recommend checking out the comments below the recipe because others usually share some substitute ingredients that they use.

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  • Cyndi
    August 29, 2021

    Substitute for the apple juice?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2021

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

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    • Navie
      September 3, 2021

      I didn’t have apple juice so I used water and everyone said it was yummy!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        September 3, 2021

        I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Navie!

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    • Carin
      January 10, 2022

      I had an orange mango juice on hand so used it diluted with half water, added the acv and these ribs were amazing. The mango flavour stood out pleasantly

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  • Evan
    July 22, 2021

    Paprika! I like how you say that on your videos.

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  • Cristina
    July 12, 2021

    Great flavor, wonderful recipe, thank you! I made one rack first, put the liquid in the fridge, removed the fat and cooked two more racks the next day in the same liquid plus a bit of extra juice and vinegar (after I put in the ribs in the pot to make sure there was room). The racks were on the large side and I cooked them for 28 min with 10 minutes of natural release. Tender & flavorful, my 7 yo asked for the recipe for when he grows up 😀

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 13, 2021

      Wow, he so adorable! I’m glad this recipe was a hit, thank you for your great comments and review, Cristina!

      Reply

  • Jessica Waldeck
    July 3, 2021

    How much longer should I cook them if there around 4lbs??

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2021

      Hi Jessica, you can increase the time by a few minutes. One of our readers wrote in saying, “I used 4lb pork spare ribs and it came out of the instant pot perfectly tender and the flavor…. yum yum yum! We had my neighbor and her husband over, and it was a hit.” I hope that helps

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  • Teresa Grissom
    June 28, 2021

    Thank you very much for this recipe Natasha. It was delish. I have an 8 quart, I wrapped 2 racks of ribs, and put a small pork loin in the center. It was falling off the bone as others have stated. Had to dip it out with spoons… and the pork loin cooked as well.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      Hi Teresa, you are so welcome. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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  • Teresa Grissom
    June 28, 2021

    Can you add 2 rack of ribs at once?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 28, 2021

      Hi Teresa, 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.

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  • Jim
    June 23, 2021

    Hi Natasha,

    Made these ribs last night. The meat just fell off the bones, so tender and full of flavor.

    Jim

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2021

      The best! I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe, Jim!

      Reply

  • Jessica Vandewalker
    June 7, 2021

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! My little boy, Zack, loves watching your videos with me, and enjoys helping me cook. After eating his ribs, he said “finger licking good!”. He says, “Hi Natasha!”.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 7, 2021

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great, Jessica! Please say hi back to Zack from me & my family!! I’m so glad he’s enjoying our recipes and videos!

      Reply

  • Carol Peterson
    June 7, 2021

    After 25 minutes in the Instant Pot, it was no longer meat. It was mush. The flavor was good, though,

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    • Natasha
      June 7, 2021

      Hi Carol, I haven’t had that experience. I wonder if you left it in to depressurize longer than recommended.

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      • Carol Peterson
        June 14, 2021

        i took it out immediately when the ten minutes were up. The bones fell out of the meat. It’s possible that the ribs were smaller than yours, and required less cooking time. I will try this recipe again. As I mentioned. The flavor was good!

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  • Judy
    May 31, 2021

    Love these ribs but one rack never seems like enough. Can you do two racks at once?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Hi Judy, 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.

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  • Judy
    May 31, 2021

    I love this recipe, but it’s never enough. Can you cook more than one rack in the one pot?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 31, 2021

      Hi Judy, 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 if you find a way to fit them there. I imagine you will need to increase the time by a bit also.

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  • Elaine Capano
    May 27, 2021

    Natasha Can these be cooked in a crock pot?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 27, 2021

      Hi Elaine, I haven’t tried this recipe in a crockpot to advise on the outcome. But you can check out our other ribs recipes here.

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  • Jocelyne Comeau
    May 25, 2021

    I love instant pot recipes – would love to see more – thank you for the video

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 25, 2021

      So do we! Thank you so much for sharing that recommendation with me, Jocelyne! I have it down on my to-do list.

      Reply

  • Richard
    April 9, 2021

    Down here we use Sweet Baby Rays. YUMMM.

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    • Shelley
      June 17, 2021

      Yes! Sweet Baby Ray’s is the best!

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  • Sylvia Newnam
    April 9, 2021

    How about some hints for people who don’t have an InstantPot?

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  • Robert Wiederstrom
    April 7, 2021

    We use KINDER’S ROSTED GARLIC BBQ SAUCE

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 7, 2021

      Thank you for sharing that Robert.

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  • Arya
    April 5, 2021

    literally amazing!!!! bless your soul!!! ill never order ribs at a restaurant again

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 5, 2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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      • Les S Lasker
        April 25, 2021

        Could you cook more than one rack at a time?

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        • Natasha
          April 26, 2021

          Hi Les, 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 if you find a way to fit them there. I imagine you will need to increase the time by a bit also.

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  • Joe
    March 29, 2021

    Would you cook country ribs the same way in an instant pot? I’ve tried and they always come out tender but not cooked right.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 29, 2021

      Hi Joe, 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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  • Linda
    March 12, 2021

    I made these tonight. The meat just fell off the bone and it was delicious! So much flavor. Thanks so much for the posting the recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 12, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Kelly Day
    February 22, 2021

    BEST BBQ RIBS EVER!! Helpful hint: I have made several batches in one day, reusing the same sauce in the pressure cooker. SO EASY!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 22, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Debbie
    February 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha, I have made the ribs several times and they are delicious!. Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and tips. I have made many. My question is, is there something I can do with the liquid after I take the ribs out?
    Thank you so much!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 15, 2021

      Hi Debbie, I haven’t experimented with another recipe for the liquid. We discarded it.

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      • Debbie
        February 15, 2021

        Thank you!

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    • Hannah
      June 14, 2021

      Hi Debbie! Our friend left the liquid in the instant pot and then hit the sauté setting and let it cook for 10 minutes and then kept it to use with rice instead of water or chicken broth. Just an idea!

      Reply

  • Judie Koeth
    January 16, 2021

    Hi Natasha, Could you provide instructions on how to make this recipe without an instant
    pot? Thanks in advance for your help.

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    • Natasha
      January 16, 2021

      Hi Judie, that would have to be a very different recipe. Check out our other Ribs Recipes here.

      Reply

    • Katlynn
      February 9, 2021

      might be wrong but i think if you use a crock pot for the recipe as a substitute it would still work just take longer. I might be wrong but you never know :).

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  • Janet Ollervides
    January 15, 2021

    Hi Natasha.

    Loved your recipe! I’m a new IP user. This was the 3rd thing I made. Although scared to do so, I plunged in and crossed my fingers and it was a hit? My parents loved it. I would like to make them for my sisters birthday. Obviously there would be more people so need to cook 2 racks instead of 1. To avoid having to start cooking earlier and making 1 at a time and risk the 1st one getting cold, may I put 2 racks in the 6 qt? If so, do I need to add any additional liquid or increase the cooking time? Your input is greatly appreciated.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2021

      Hi Janet, 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 if you find a way to fit them there. I imagine you will need to increase the time by a bit also.

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      • Jane
        March 4, 2021

        Do you think 2 racks would fit in an 8 qt Instapot?

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 4, 2021

          Hi Jane, 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.

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          • Sandi
            March 5, 2021

            I have made 2 racks in an 8 qt. pot, following Natasha’s recipe for one rack, BUT I double the amount of rub and BBQ sauce since you have to brush it on 2 racks of ribs. Don’t increase the liquid; it’s enough for 2 racks. You can increase the pressure cook time by 5 minutes and natural release by 5-10 minutes, but sometimes that makes them fall off the bone as you take them out of the pot. They are DELICIOUS!!

          • Natashas Kitchen
            March 5, 2021

            Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Sandi! I’m so glad you enjoeyd this recipe.

  • Mariana
    January 10, 2021

    I made this meal this past week and was impressed with how delish it was! Thanks so much for your recipes Natasha! You’re amazing and make the whole cooking process so much fun 🙂

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2021

      Thank you so much for your kind words and wonderful feedback, Marian. I really appreciate it!

      Reply

  • Olga
    January 9, 2021

    This was the first recipe I made with an instant pot. For those that don’t know. It takes a while for machine to seal, I think 10-20 mins? Plus the additional 25 mins of cooking and natural release… I thought it would seal up fast, within 5 mins and then 25 mins of cooking. Lol
    Ribs were tasty, but the smell of the liquid it cooked in wasn’t pleasant. Esp when you open it up and the smell comes out. Smelled like vomit in the house. Maybe better to cook in the garage?

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    • Natasha
      January 10, 2021

      Hi Olga, I’ve never thought it smelled that way, but most instant pot aromas are pretty strong. I like to either put them outside or directly under the range hood set over a cutting board (just be careful not to turn on the stove!). I avoid putting it in the garage as sometimes the furnace can pull air into it from the garage and the house will end up smelling that way anyway.

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  • Tina Muir
    January 7, 2021

    I love your videos so easy to follow and taste so good. I just got an instant pot for xmas but still unsure how to use but I’m going to try your ribs this weekend hope it turns out

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 7, 2021

      Thank you, Tina. Please share with us how it goes. I hope that you will love every recipe that you will try.

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  • Laura
    January 2, 2021

    Natasha – so excited to try this recipe….(we loved your whole chicken in the Instant Pot…simply delicious)….BUT – my oven just went out, and we are out of propane for our grill. Do we HAVE to finish them that way, or can we just eat them as is, once they come out of the pot?

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    • Natasha
      January 4, 2021

      Hi Laura, I like to bake because they don’t look as appetizing or yummy coming right out of the instant pot. They are edible and taste great for sure. You can also put them in an air fryer or toaster oven if that is an option. It also helps to caramelize the bbq sauce to create a nice crust.

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  • Shannon
    January 1, 2021

    Hi Natasha! I made these tonight and they were excellent!! They literally fell off the bone when I tried to transfer them to the rack to put them in the oven. I basically had to brush the pieces. Lol so delicious 😋 I made your Brussel sprouts and scallop potatoes with it! Sooo good! 2 big thumbs up 👍🏻 👍🏻

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 2, 2021

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

      Reply

  • Guita Bouhabib
    December 31, 2020

    I tried the instant pot ribs recipe on Christmas Eve. It came out so good and delicious! My family loved it! Thank you and Happy New Year.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 31, 2020

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

      Reply

    • Angela F.
      February 4, 2021

      Hello Natasha!!! LOVE your recipes and your video production is flawless!! I want to ask if using a larger rack of ribs (mine is 4.13 lbs) do we need to increase the cook time? Thank you!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 4, 2021

        Hi Angela, one of our readers wrote in saying, “I used 4lb pork spare ribs and it came out of the instant pot perfectly tender and the flavor…. yum yum yum! We had my neighbor and her husband over, and it was a hit.” I hope that helps

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  • Karen Henderson
    December 29, 2020

    I made this twice now and my family love it!! I want to use your homemade rub on them next time. Thank you for your recipes keep them coming. Especially the instant pot ones with the videos.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 29, 2020

      I’m happy to hear that you and your family love this recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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  • John
    December 27, 2020

    What kind of recipe uses bottle of this and made up rubs…
    May as well just say buy it in a shop…
    I love most of your recipes, not this one… Where in Scotland are we to buy these made ingredients.

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    • Sirje Bekeschus
      January 15, 2021

      Hi Natasha
      I want to make these ribs tomorrow but I have two racks of ribs. Can they both be cooked together?
      Thanks

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      • Natasha
        January 15, 2021

        Hi, if you can make them fit in your instant pot, it will work.

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    • Jamie
      June 6, 2021

      They’re delicious regardless. Please try to be more kind.

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  • Jenn
    December 21, 2020

    These are great. Any recommendations as an apple juice substitute? I want to make these today but don’t have apple juice!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 21, 2020

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

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  • MayLing Lum
    December 15, 2020

    I will be cooking this for Christmas night dinner! I am excited!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 15, 2020

      I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Maritsa
    December 5, 2020

    Delicious!!! I used 4lb pork spare ribs and it came out of the instant pot perfectly tender and the flavor…. yum yum yum! We had my neighbor and her husband over and it was a hit.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 5, 2020

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

      Reply

  • Mary
    November 9, 2020

    It was a little dry but it had good flavor.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 10, 2020

      Hello Mary, could it be because of the ribs that you used? 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!

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  • Eileen
    November 1, 2020

    Making these tomorrow, wondering what to do with all the left over liquid.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 2, 2020

      Hi Eileen, we discarded it.

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  • Sharon Bury
    October 26, 2020

    I usually love all of your recipes but this one not so much. Could not transfer cooked ribs from instapot when done because all the meat fell off of the bone. Had to scoop out with a spoon. Maybe 3lbs should not be cooked for 25 minutes…???

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    • Natasha
      October 26, 2020

      Hi Sharon, I’m so glad you enjoy our recipes. We didn’t have that issue but I am always happy to help troubleshoot – make sure to only let it do a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before manually releasing pressure. Also, a different sized instant pot might need some adjustment in timing.

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      • Priscilla Yohann
        January 23, 2021

        What size instant pot was used? I didn’t see any mention of that. I would know if adjustment would be required (as per comment above) if size was referenced.

        Thanks.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          January 23, 2021

          Hi Priscilla, the Instant Pot we used can be found in our Amazon Shop HERE. It is the 6-quart pot.

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  • Ana
    October 26, 2020

    Hi Natasha,

    I can’t wait to try this recipe but I have one concern. My children do not eat spicy foods but they love ribs. Is the dry rub spicy? If so, is there another brand you recommend? What about the BBQ sauce? Thank you for reply.

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    • Natasha
      October 26, 2020

      Hi Ana, it was really pretty mild – I would just recommend using a sweeter (not spicy) bbq sauce to rub on at the end.

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  • Jane
    October 24, 2020

    Can I cook the ribs the night before then grill them the next day?? Going camping and just wondering TGIF that would work, thanks!!

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    • Natasha
      October 24, 2020

      Hi Jane, I think that would work well as a make-ahead option for a camping meal. I hope you have a great time on your camping trip!

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  • Sharon Bury
    October 21, 2020

    How do you think pineapple juice would work instead of apple? I am making right now as the recipe goes so I can’t rate yet…just was wondering about the pineapple juice.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 21, 2020

      Hello Sharon, I have not tried that yet to advise. I think it’s worth trying, please let us know how it goes if you do an experiment.

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  • Tameka H
    October 11, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    I really wanna try this recipe but I do not own an instant Pot, can I use a pressure cooker or can you tell me how best to do this without and instant pot.. please explain.. Love your recipes.. thank you..

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    • Natasha
      October 12, 2020

      Hi Tameka, an instant pot is essentially the same as a pressure cooker. Once your pressure cooker gets to pressure, follow the recipe as directed and the usage instructions on your specific machine for safety ofcourse.

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  • Laura
    September 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    Is there anything I can replace the apple juice with in your recipe. I am sure it is amazing but too much sugar.

    Thanks!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 29, 2020

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

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    • Erika Holgers
      January 18, 2021

      You could try a no sugar added apple juuce or possibly dilute it down with water (3 cups apple 3 c water)

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  • Bonadel Hartley
    September 28, 2020

    I love mango habanero bbq sauce.

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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

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    • Natasha
      September 8, 2020

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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!!

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    • 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.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 29, 2020

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

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  • 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

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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  • 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.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

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

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  • 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😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2020

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

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  • Carrie
    August 6, 2020

    My husband cannot get enough of these!!

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    • 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!

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    • 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!

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    • 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.

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  • Michelle Caoili
    July 28, 2020

    Can I use pineapple juice instead? thank you.

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    • 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.

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  • Rosa
    July 27, 2020

    Why is a o much liquid needed?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 27, 2020

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

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      • Pamela
        March 13, 2021

        I like the recipe, but have some thoughts about the concerns some users had related to sugar. I’m also on a low carb/sugar/ keto diet. Most Instant Pot recipes for the six quart pot call for at least 1-2 cups liquid. I bought organic apple juice made from Honey Crisp apples. My ribs had a strong apple juice flavor that seemed to overpower the pork flavor. I’m thinking it may be due to the ribs being more than halfway immersed in the liquid. This had a boiling effect. For those concerned about sugar, perhaps using a trivet would yield tender, juicy ribs with a little less absorption of the juice. I would make sure I have enough liquid, but less juice with sugar. I like your suggestion of using some water. Another option might be to use part chicken broth and apple juice. Do these options make sense?

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  • 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!

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    • 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

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 21, 2020

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

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  • 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.

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    • 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

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