If you love using your pressure cooker, then you simply must try this recipe for Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs. Moist, juicy & fall off the bone deliciously easy. Soon to be a favorite for dinner.
Do you love ribs? We are a family that can’t seem to get enough. Each & every year we really look forward to grilling season because ribs are easy to find & we make them quite often. After years of making our tried & true recipe, I decided to stray from the norm & put my Instant Pot to the test. We created these Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs that definitely gave our usual recipe a run for its money. We may never go back – check it out.
You see, we usually bake our ribs in a tightly sealed roasting pan for a couple hours before finishing them off on the grill for a little char. This method has given us consistently amazing results for years. But that Instant Pot, it’s so quick & keeps me from having to turn on the oven in the heat of summer. So I just had to give it a go & I was so pleased with the result.
Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs
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You just season your ribs & place them sideways (curled up) in the pot. Add your liquid & cook for about 30 minutes depending on how many racks you add in there. Release naturally for about 15 minutes & then quick release. Then pull them out, brush with a little bbq sauce & place on the grill (or broil in the oven) for about 5-7 minutes on each side. That’s it. So incredibly easy.
So what if you want to make spare ribs instead of baby back ribs?
Simple- just increase your cooking time to 30-35 minutes.
What if I live in high or low altitude, does this change the method?
A little. Just increase the cooking time by 1-2 minutes for high altitude & decrease by 1-2 minutes for low altitude.
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
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My friends – you will NOT be disappointed. ENJOY!
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HOW TO MAKE BABY BACK RIBS IN AN INSTANT POT
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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
- 1-2 racks baby back pork ribs
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic - per rack
- 1 tsp salt- per rack
- 1 tsp pepper - per rack
- 1/4 cup bbq sauce - per rack
- Season ribs & place them sideways (curled up) in the pot on top of the trivet. You can nest them within one another.
- Add your liquid, seal the lid & cook on manual/high for about 25-30 minutes depending on how many racks you add in there.
- Release naturally for about 15 minutes & then quick release.
- Pull them out, brush with a little bbq sauce & place on the grill (or broil in the oven) for about 5-7 minutes on each side.
Note: Increase the cooking time by 1-2 minutes for high altitude & decrease by 1-2 minutes for low altitude. *Increase your cooking time to 30-35 minutes for spare ribs.