Cooking ribs in the Instant Pot is so simple and easy, and it gives you those perfectly flavorful, fall-off-the-bone ribs your mouth waters for. I’ve gathered a collection of hassle-free and quick recipes that are great for evenings when you are in a rush to get a hearty meal on the table. The Instant Pot makes cooking any type of meat pretty effortless and fool-proof, so the next time you are craving ribs but don’t have hours to spare, try out one of these recipes.
25 Delicious Instant Pot Ribs Recipes You Should Try
1. Instant Pot Ribs
Rachel Cooks shows us how to create a classic plate of ribs that will be ready in about an hour. Once the ribs are in the Instant Pot, you’ll have nothing else to do but relax. This cooking technique is perfect for using with short ribs and will help save from hours standing in front of the oven.
2. Fall Off the Bone Ribs in 30 minutes
If you are extremely pressed for time, try this simple recipe from Instant Pot. You can cover them with any barbecue sauce of your choice. This recipe takes about 30 minutes to cook, and only five minutes to prep, so they are the perfect quick dinner any night of the week.
3. 6-Ingredient Instant Pot Ribs
I love recipes that use minimal ingredients yet still deliver a flavorful and delicious dish. The Works of Life has a fantastic six-ingredient Instant Pot ribs recipe that uses bottled BBQ sauce and apple cider vinegar to create some tasty meat. If you want to create the perfect caramelized char afterward, simply add a little extra time to put them in the oven or on the grill.
4. Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Joyful Healthy Eats shows you how to create these tender and smoky flavored ribs that will be ready to serve in just thirty minutes. If you don’t have access to a grill but are craving ribs, this is an ideal alternative recipe to give a try.
5. Whole 30 and Keto Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
If you are looking for a low-carb ribs recipe, this one from Tastes Lovely will be perfect for you. These ribs are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free, so they are suitable for individuals following a wide range of diets and will give you a guilt-free treat.
6. Instant Pot Tender Braised Short Ribs
These Instant Pot short ribs are cooked to perfection, and they are infused with a rich red wine sauce. This recipe from Once a Month Meals would go flawlessly with mashed potatoes or brussels sprouts for a yummy dinner dish.
7. Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
There are so many different methods to prepare ribs in the Instant Pot, but this is one of my favorite ways. Sweet and Savory Meals shows you how to make these delicious country-style ribs in just thirty minutes. This is an excellent dinner for the whole family and creates perfectly tender ribs that will have everyone asking for seconds.
8. Korean Pork Ribs
These Korean Pork Ribs from Supergolden Bakes are so simple to cook in the Instant Pot and have a deliciously sticky, spicy-sweet glaze. With the Instant Pot, you are able to enjoy these ribs throughout the year, and they’ll no longer be limited to just summer barbecues.
9. St. Louis Style Ribs
For this simple and quick juicy ribs recipe from 365 days of Slow & Pressure Cooking, you’ll begin by seasoning them with a dry rub, Then after they are done cooking in the Instant Pot, you’ll glaze them with barbecue sauce and put them under the broiler to finish.
10. Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs
If you are cooking for children and teens, sometimes it’s best to prepare meals without the bones. This boneless pork ribs recipe from Mom’s Dinner takes just 45-minutes to create and would go perfectly with a side of mac and cheese for a meal the whole family is sure to enjoy.
11. Instant Pot Korean Short Ribs
This dish from My Korean Kitchen uses bone-in beef short ribs, carrots, and Korean radish for a delicious recipe that is easy to prepare thanks to the Instant Pot. The glaze is made from a mixture of soy and brown sugar for an amazing sauce that has a sticky consistency and sweet flavor. For an authentic Korean dish, ensure you soak the ribs first, as Korean cooks love clean tastes in their dishes.
12. Instant Pot Mouth-Watering Lamb Ribs
For a little bit of variety, consider cooking lamb ribs for a change. This recipe from Corrie Cooks has the perfect combination of sweet and spicy tastes, and you’ll love the exotic kick and aroma they have. You can even mix your own combination of spices and herbs to fully personalize this dish to suit your preference.
13. Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen
If you are looking for a super simple dinner, these ribs can be cooked without any prior planning straight from the freezer. All Recipes shows you how to create this dish using just three ingredients. With only five minutes of prep time, you won’t spend all night in the kitchen cooking this family-friendly meal.
14. 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Ribs
For one of the simplest recipes on this list, look no further than this dish from Mom Advice. Using only baby back ribs, beef broth, and BBQ sauce, it’s such an easy recipe. Not only are these ribs sure to be a crowd-pleaser, but they will also save you plenty of time and hassle in the kitchen.
15. Pineapple BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
You’ll be transported to a tropical island for your dinner with this recipe from The Salty Pot. The flavor of these ribs is like nothing you’ve ever tried before. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits, and it is the perfectly unique topping to complement these tender and juicy ribs.
16. BBQ Pork Ribs with Spinach-Bean Salad
This recipe from Hip Pressure Cooking provides you with a full meal prep idea, and the salad that is served alongside the ribs is a great addition to the dish. You’ll cook everything together in the Instant Pot, making it an easy one-pot dinner.
17. Instant Pot Sticky Hoisin Baby Back Ribs
This recipe incorporates hoisin sauce, honey, soy sauce, rice wine, fresh ginger, and five-spice powder for a delicious rub. These baby back ribs from Epicurious will fall off the bone with each bite and involve very little effort from you in the kitchen.
18. Whiskey BBQ Baby Back Instant Pot Ribs
The addition of whiskey in this recipe from The Adventure Bite really sets them apart from the other rib dishes on this list. The sticky and sweet BBQ sauce will caramelize after cooking in the oven for the perfect finish before serving.
19. Sticky Pressure Cooker Ribs on Noodles
For another full meal that the whole family will love, try serving these delicious ribs over noodles. This recipe from Sorted Food uses a tasty wet rub and a spicy dry rub and takes just half an hour to cook under pressure. The leftover sauce goes perfectly with a big bowl of noodles.
20. Chinese Spare Ribs
If you are preferring to stay in and cook more at home at the moment, try recreating your favorite Chinese restaurant dishes. The Happy Foodie has an easy-to-follow recipe that combines star anise, Szechuan pepper, and soy sauce to make the perfect Chinese spare ribs.
21. Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Ribs
Impress your family and friends with a decadent weekend meal. This recipe from Serious Eats allows you to shave hours off the time you spend in the kitchen by using the Instant Pot to tenderize the beef to perfection.
22. Mexican Style Spare Ribs
In less than thirty minutes, you’ll have a plate of delicious Mexican style spare ribs to serve, thanks to this recipe from My Latina Table. The ribs are bathed in a guajillo pepper salsa that’s made using guajillo and ancho peppers, garlic, tomatoes, and chicken stock.
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23. Instant Pot Honey-BBQ Ribs
The addition of honey in this recipe from My Fearless Kitchen adds the perfect amount of sweetness to this dish. It will take you only an hour in total to create this meal, which is significantly quicker than the two hours you could expect to spend cooking ribs like these in the oven.
24. Pressure Cooker Dim Sum Pork Ribs with Black Beans
What To Cook Today creates Chinese pork ribs similar to those which you’d be served at a dim sum restaurant. I find smaller ribs so much easier to eat, and these are made with spare ribs that are cut into little pieces, so they are perfect as an appetizer or a party dish on any occasion.
25. Beef Ribs with Vegetables
For a well-rounded dinner that will be enjoyed by your whole dinner party, try these beef ribs from Akis Petretzikis. This recipe calls for onions, carrots, garlic, and red wine, and is the perfect warming dish for the winter season. It’s the ideal entrée for a grown-up dinner party, where you can enjoy socializing with your guests instead of spending hours working away in the kitchen.
The options for Instant Pot recipes are simply endless, and I was blown away by the wide variety of ribs recipes I found. You no longer have to stick to the same recipe time and time again when you have such a wide selection of dishes and sauces to choose from. Whichever one of these Instant Pot Ribs Recipes you choose to cook next, you’ll be sure to impress your family or dinner guests with your creation.
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