Instant Pot Ribs

Tender fall off the bone baby back ribs are made easy in the Instant Pot! Add your favorite barbecue sauce (or olive oil/salt/pepper) for a finger licking good meal!
Instant Pot Ribs


  1. 1 rack baby back ribs about 1 1/2- 2lbs
  2. 1 cup broth or water
  3. 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke optional
  4. 4 cloves garlic sliced
  5. 1 onion sliced
  6. 6 tablespoons dry rub
  7. barbecue sauce optional


  1. 2 tablespoon paprika
  2. 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  5. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  6. 2 teaspoons lemon pepper
  7. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  8. 2 teaspoons oregano


  • Rinse ribs and pat dry. Remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs.
  • Cut slab into 2-3 pieces (enough so they fit into the Instant Pot) and coat with dry rub massaging it into the meat.
  • Place trivet (or rack) in the bottom of your Instant Pot. Add broth or water and liquid smoke if using.
  • Set ribs upright on the trivet (so they are not stacked on top of one another). Sprinkle with onion and garlic.
  • Close lid and select manual pressure and set the timer for 23 minutes (25 minutes if they’re extra meaty). Once done, allow the instant pot to natural release for 5 minutes.