Instant Pot Ribs

By Leslie Greve
Published on: December 10, 2020

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If you haven’t already joined the Instant Pot community, you’re late to the party. Don’t worry though. This express (pressure cooker) way of cooking your favorite meals, creating your own yogurt and dazzling your family with homemade desserts has a super-welcoming community. Once you have an Instant Pot of your own, you can find recipes in cookbooks and in many different on-line forums. Fair warning:  it is so fast you’ll get addicted quickly.


Instant Pot Ribs

Use 2 racks of ribs

16 oz of beer or water

2 cloves of garlic

1 jar of your favorite BBQ sauce


Dry Rub for Ribs

2 tsp      Garlic Powder

2 tsp      Pink Himalayan Salt

1 tsp      Cumin Powder

2 tsp      Onion Powder

1 tsp      Cayenne Pepper

2 tsp      Smoked Paprika

6 tbs      Brown Sugar


First, mix the dry rub and set it aside. Then remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Put the dry rub on the ribs.

Pour the beer (or water) into the bottom of your Instant Pot along with 2 cloves of garlic. Then roll the ribs up to fit into the middle. Close the lid and cook on “High Pressure” for 15-25 minutes. 15 minutes will leave them chewier and 25 will have them falling off of the bone. As soon as they’re done, let the pressure release naturally while you preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Once the pressure has released, take the ribs out and put them on a lined baking sheet. Brush them with your favorite BBQ sauce and put in the oven for 10 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

Leslie Greve

Leslie Greve

Leslie is the Vice President of Category Management at BGZ Brands, parent company of BodyGuardz, Lander and Moxyo brands. She loves creating insights out of data at work and spending time in the mountains with her family anytime she has the chance.

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