Recipe: Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Recipe: Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

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  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • 2 teaspoons onion powder

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard

  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (2-pound) racks baby back pork ribs, trimmed, rinsed and patted dry

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cups BBQ sauce


  • In a small bowl, combine all dry seasonings, mix well.
  • Remove membrane from the underside of the ribs, pulling it down the entire length. Season ribs with seasoning mixture, rubbing thoroughly on both sides.
  • Add chicken stock and apple cider vinegar into 6-qt Instant Pot(r). Place metal trivet into the pot. Place ribs upright on the trivet, wrapping in a circle.
  • Select manual setting: adjust pressure to high, and set time for 20-25 minutes and quick release when complete
  • Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place ribs, meat side up, in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, brush with BBQ sauce
  • Place into oven and broil until BBQ sauce is caramelized and browned, about 4-6 minutes.


  • For the seasonings, there is a rub mixture that works well if you can find it in the store!
  • Recipe originally from DAMN DELICIOUS