Instant Pot® Ribs

"Instant Pot® ribs are so tender they fall of the bone. The best part is that you can cook them start to finish in just a little over an hour."
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Natural pressure release 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 336kcal


  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp  liquid smoke
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2  racks baby back pork ribs


  • Combine juice, vinegar, and liquid smoke in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)). Add bay leaves.
  • Combine black pepper, garlic powder and chili powder. Rub this spice mixture into ribs.
  • Add a trivet to the pot and place ribs on top, trimming as needed to fit. Close and lock the lid; set valve to sealing. Choose high pressure and set timer for 15 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
  • Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  • Cook on manual for 15 minutes on high pressure if you want ribs to still have a slight pull when biting and be able to brown them on the grill or broil the rack without meat falling off the bone. You can do 25 minutes for extra-tender, almost fall-off-the-bone ribs.


Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.3g | Protein: 18.1g | Fat: 25.4g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg

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