Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Preparation 10:00 Cook Time 45:00 Total Time 10:00 Serves about 4-5 servings of 3 ribs     adjust servings

These Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are the perfect recipe to make to break in your Instant Pot! They are so easy to make and taste like they've been slow-roasting for hours. Tender, fall-off-the-bone perfection! 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 bottle (11 oz) Beer or Root Beer *See Notes*
  • 1 BBQ Sauce

Instructions

Preheat oven to Broil

Remove ribs from packaging and dry well with paper towels. Cut into sections of 3 ribs and set aside.

In a small bowl whisk together smoked paprika, sugar, garlic salt, and onion powder. Sprinkle all of the seasoning over the ribs and rub in with fingertips.

Place ribs into your Instant Pot and pour entire bottle of beer or root beer over the ribs. Close lid and set the pot to cook for 25 minutes at high pressure.

When cooking time is up, allow pot to naturally release pressure most of the way (about 10 minutes) and then quick-release the rest.

Remove ribs from pot and place on a baking sheet. Brush each piece with your favorite BBQ Sauce and place under the broiler until sauce is bubbly and starting to brown and caramelize-- about 5 minutes. Just watch them closely as things go fast under the broiler!

Remove from oven and serve.

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Recipe Notes

  1. Baby Back, St. Louis Style, and Pork Spare ribs will all work for this recipe. I used Baby Back for the video and pictures.
  2. Both Beer and Root Beer lend great flavor to the finished ribs-- so use what you have/want to! The end flavor will obviously be different but both are phenomenal.
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