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Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

If you don’t have an Instant Pot or you do have one and haven’t yet read this article for Instant Pot Success, I suggest you go back and read that article now. Then make these ribs!

I’m so thankful I have two more racks of ribs in my freezer because my family is absolutely begging for these again.

I realize it’s the dead of winter and not really barbecuing season, but it’s always good food season!

This is the same recipe as I posted here, but the method is different, utilizing the quick cooking of the Instant Pot.

I apologize for the poor quality picture here, but in all my blogging wisdom, I didn’t think it was necessary to take “nice” photos of these ribs since I had made them before and had other good pictures. So that was a mistake and I’m sorry. They really do come out looking the same as when they’re prepared the slow way. And I really think they taste even better. If you have an Instant Pot, or decide to get one, make these ribs first!!

Here’s the model Instant Pot I have. There is one slightly larger, but I think this one should be sufficient for most people.


Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Print Recipe
Just like the low and slow baby back ribs where the meat falls off the bone, but done in a fraction of the time.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1-3 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time
50-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1-3 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time
50-60 minutes
Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Print Recipe
Just like the low and slow baby back ribs where the meat falls off the bone, but done in a fraction of the time.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1-3 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time
50-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 1-3 hours, including marinating time
Cook Time
50-60 minutes
Ingredients
Rub
Sauce
Additional Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Mix dry rub ingredients and set aside. Remove the thin piece of sinew from the back of the ribs (see video link in notes) then sprinkle the rub evenly over both sides of ribs. Rub it in. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap, place in a dish (just to prevent a mess in your fridge) and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  2. Once ribs have marinated, combine all sauce ingredients in the cooking bowl of your instant pot. Turn on Instant Pot to sauté for about 5 minutes, just long enough for all the ingredients to warm up and melt together. Stir well.
  3. Cut ribs into sections of two to three ribs each. Pile these into the pot, gently tossing around in the sauce. Lock lid in place, press manual, make sure it is set to high pressure and press the + or - button until the display reads 40 minutes. Make sure the valve on the top of your lid is set to sealing.
  4. Walk away. When the time is up, allow the pot to depressurize for 5-10 minutes, then flip the valve to release and stand back. When the steam has all been released, you can open the lid. Using tongs, carefully remove ribs to a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment.
  5. Turn your oven on 425 and place ribs in oven.
  6. Preparing the sauce is a little bit of a process, but all of this is worth it. 1. Pour the sauce through a strainer into a fat separator. 2. Collect the solids, but do not discard. 3. Pour off the fat into a container to discard 4. Add the solids back into the liquid that remains after pouring off the fat 5. Boil this for about 10 minutes to reduce. For this step, you can use the sauté function on the Instant Pot or a saucepan on the stove.
  7. Once the sauce is reduced, baste your ribs with a little of the sauce, return the ribs to the oven for just a minute or two so the sauce can caramelize on the ribs a little. Serve the ribs with the remaining sauce on the side for those that need/want more.
Recipe Notes

For a quick tutorial on removing the sinew from the bone side of the ribs, see this video.

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