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Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
Make this no fuss 4 ingredients Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs in 40 mins! Tender baby back ribs are finger lickin' good. Perfect weeknight dinners! Perfect weeknight meal, last minute dinners, or cook them for your next BBQ. :D

Cuisine: American
Serving: 2 - 3
  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • ¼ cup your favorite BBQ sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce)
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Optional: a few drops of liquid smoke
  1. Prepare the Baby Back Ribs: Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs with a paper towel.
  2. Season the Baby Back Ribs: Season the Baby Back Ribs with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper.
  3. Pressure Cook the Baby Back Ribs: Place 1 cup (250ml) of cold running tap water (or apple cider vinegar) and a trivet in the pressure cooker. Place the baby back ribs on top of the trivet. Close lid and pressure cook at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes. Adjust the timing according to your preference: 16 minutes (Tender with a bit of chew) to 25 minutes (Fall off the bone). Turn off the heat and full Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  4. Preheat Oven: While the baby back ribs is cooking in the pressure cooker, preheat the oven to 450F.
  5. Apply Sauce and Finish in the Oven: Brush your favorite BBQ sauce all over the baby back ribs on all sides including the bones. Place the baby back ribs with the baking tray in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.
  6. Serve: Remove the ribs from the oven and serve!
*Note: this recipe is meant to be super basic & simple - a great easy starter recipe, especially for new Instant Pot users. Feel free to modify it to your taste.

If you're up for the challenge: try our Ribs Recipe with homemade Dry Rub & BBQ Sauce
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