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Easy Instant Pot Ribs

Fall-off-the-bone tender country-style ribs prepared in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Natural Release10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot country style ribs, instant pot pork ribs, pressure cooker ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 722kcal




  • In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, garlic powder, smoked paprika, oregano, and cumin.
  • Pat dry the ribs with a paper towel, then generously rub with the spice mixture.
  • In the bottom of the Instant Pot, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Press the Saute button and heat the oil.
    Brown the ribs in the oil on all sides. Then, transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Turn the Saute feature off. Pour the cider and liquid smoke into the bottom of the Instant Pot, and then place the metal trivet inside.
  • Place the ribs on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid.
    Slide the valve to “Sealed.” Pressure cook the ribs on High manual pressure for 30 minutes.
  • When the ribs are finished cooking, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then do a Quick Release to allow the remaining pressure to release.
  • Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place in the oven to low broil for 3 minutes. If you like, you can brush the ribs with barbecue sauce, first, to allow the sauce to caramelize and the edges to crisp.
  • Carefully remove the ribs from the oven. Serve with additional barbecue sauce, if desired, and with your favorite side dishes.


Calories: 722kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg