I love me some ribs. And these Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs are so easy to make and tastes better than most restaurants.
The meat practically falls off the bone. This is especially true if you use an Instant Pot. They come out perfect every time!
I always thought it would be challenging to make good BBQ Ribs at home without having all the special appliances that most restaurants have like smokers, etc.
Well, this recipe is as good, if not better than any BBQ ribs out there. Of course, I am a little bit biased but I challenge you to make this recipe yourself and see what you think. And if you have an Instant Pot, you are almost guaranteed they will come out perfectly.
💭 Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot is a combination pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer with a few other capabilities.
With an Instant Pot, you can make some recipes in minutes compared to hours the traditional way. While not always the case, it's a very handy appliance if you are always on the run.
The Instant Pot comes with several safety features. If you happen to encounter an error message on the display of your IP, I suggest you visit Instant Pot's Official Customer Care Center.
If you frequently use your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, you've probably experienced a "smelly" lid. Here's a simple way to get rid of the smell.
Fill the Instant Pot with 2 Cups of White Vinegar. Seal the lid. Use the steam setting for 2 minutes. Remove the rubber ring from the lid and let dry completely before using it.
If you've ever wondered what part of the pig the Ribs comes from check out the picture below. Surprised?
For more great recipes you can make in your Instant Pot, make sure you check out my collection of Instant Pot Recipes. If you own a smoker, you might want to try my Smoked Baby Back Ribs. Fall off the bone good!
💭 Baby Back vs St. Louis Style
Baby back ribs are probably what you most often see in grocery stores. They typically have less meat between the bones, but more on top. St. Louis Style on the other hand has more meat between the bones and are fattier than baby backs.
Make sure you give my Chili Dry Rub for Pork Ribs a try. Makes these ribs so flavorful!
For more great recipes with Baby Back Ribs, make sure you check out these delicious recipes:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Baby Back Ribs recipe in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker (see recipe card for quantities): Pork Baby Back Ribs, Apple Juice, BBQ Sauce, Dry Rub for Ribs and Worcestershire Sauce.
🥣 How to Make Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Using a sharp knife, remove as much of the membrane as you can. It's ok that a little fat remains.
Coat ribs with dry rub. Make sure you use all of it and rub the spices into the ribs.
Place ribs standing upright in the Instant Pot. Add Apple Juice to the pot. Sprinkle ribs with Worcestershire.
Cook on manual for 21 minutes with natural pressure release.
Remove ribs from pot and put on a baking sheet. Generously coat ribs with BBQ sauce (both sides). Broil for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your preference.
Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
- Using a sharp knife, remove as much of the membrane as you can. It's ok that a little remains.
- Coat ribs with dry rub. Make sure you use all of it and rub the spices into the ribs.
- Place ribs standing upright in the Instant Pot. Add Apple Juice to the pot. Sprinkle ribs with Worcestershire.
- Cook on manual for 21 minutes with natural pressure release.
- Remove ribs from pot and put on baking sheet. Generously coat ribs with BBQ sauce (both sides). Broil for 3 to 5 minutes depending on your preference.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.