Learn how to make Instant Pot Ribs in just 30 minutes using a simple dry rub recipe. You can brush these delicious Instant Pot Pork Ribs with your favorite BBQ Sauce, perfect for dinner any day of the week.
- 1 rack baby back pork ribs
- ½ tbsp cumin
- ½ tbsp paprika
- ½ tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tbsp chili powder
- ½ tbsp onion powder
- ½ tbsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tbsp brown sugar (use Swerve brown sugar for a keto replacement)
- 1 cup beef stock
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp liquid smoke (optional)
- BBQ sauce (optional)
- Place the ribs on a tray or cutting board. Locate the membrane on the backside of the rack of ribs. Slide a butter knife in between the membrane and the bones. Then pull the membrane completely off, you may want to use a paper towel to get a better grip.
- Place all your spices into a bowl, and mix together. Don’t skip mixing the spices first, otherwise, the flavors just won’t mix correctly.
- Cover all sides of the ribs with the seasoning mixture.
- Place the trivet in the bottom of the Instant Pot.
- Pour the beef broth, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke into the IP.
- Place the ribs on top of the trivet, wrapping them around the edge of the IP.
- Close the lid, set the valve to the “sealing” position, and press the “pressure cooker” button. Set the timer to 25 minutes. The IP will beep and start coming to pressure. It is already hot, so it won’t take too long.
- Once the cooking time has elapsed, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes has passed, release any remaining pressure by hitting the vent knob from sealed to venting (be sure to do this in an open space and stand back from the Instant Pot.)
- Carefully open the lid away from your face.
- Remove the rack of ribs and place them onto a baking tray.
- Option 1: Brush the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce, then place in the oven and broil on High for 5-8 minutes or until it’s reached your desired crispiness.
- Option 2: Brush the ribs with your favorite BBQ sauce, then cut the ribs in half so they will fit inside the air fryer. Set the temperature to 400 degrees, and cook for 5 minutes. Check for desired crispiness.
4.5 NET CARBS PER SERVING
Always combine your seasonings together first to make the dry rub.
Pulling the membrane off the ribs prior to cooking helps the flavors and seasonings soak into the meat, and will make them more tender.
Broil ribs on high for 5-8 minutes or Air Fry at 400 degrees for about 5 minutes or until desired crispiness has been reached.
BBQ Sauce is optional
If using frozen ribs: Season and cut the rack into thirds before initially freezing. Pressure cook on High for 35 minutes.
Paleo Option: To make this recipe paleo friendly, replace the brown sugar with coconut sugar instead.
Keto and Low Carb Option: You are going to want to replace the brown sugar with Swerve Brown Sugar and use a low carb BBQ sauce which is perfect for those who are eating low carb.
To Reheat: (Microwave) Place the pressure cooker ribs in a microwave-safe bowl or plate, and heat for 60-90 seconds. Oven: Place the leftover pressure cooker ribs in the oven for about 10 minutes or until they are heated through.
To Store: Place them in a container and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.
To Freeze: Wrap your leftover ribs in freezer paper or foil and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. Just keep in mind that you should not freeze the leftover ribs if the ribs were already previously frozen.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: Pressure Cook on High for 23 minutes, Naturally Release for 5 minutes, Broil for 5 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Instant Pot
- Cuisine: American
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