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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

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.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword baby back ribs, bbq, instant pot, pork, pressure cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 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.