Instant Pot Ribs

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



  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.