Barbecue Ribs make a super special meal with the family, and it’s easy to make them at home in your electric pressure cooker!
Serve them with Tom’s Super Potato Salad for a great holiday gathering! And don’t forget the napkins!
Barbecue Ribs in the Instant Pot
- Electric Pressure Cooker
- 1 rack ribs One rack weighs about 3 pounds. Pork babyback or spare ribs or Beef ribs would work great.
Dry Spice Rub
- 1 tablespoon kosher or other coarse salt
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1½ teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup water
For the Dry Rub
- Measure and mix all spices together in a small glass bowl.
For the Ribs
- Rinse ribs and pat dry with a paper towel. Place on a baking sheet. If ribs still have membrane intact, remove it by inserting a knife underneath and pulling upward. Rub spice mix over all sides of the meat.
- Place trivet in stainless steel insert of Instant Pot. Pour cooking liquid into pot. Place rack of ribs on trivet, standing up and forming a circle.
- Place lid on Instant Pot and close it. Check steam release valve to make sure it is set to [Sealing] for pressure cooking.
- Set pressure cooking program to [Pressure Cook] or [Manual] or [Meat/Stew].
- Adjust Pressure Level to [High] pressure.
- Set pressure cooking time to 23 minutes by pressing the [+] or [-] buttons. When pressure cooking time is finished, allow pressure to naturally release for 10-15 minutes. Then release any remaining pressure by turning the Steam Release Valve to [Venting].
- Set oven to Broil at 500°F. Open lid of pot and remove ribs and place on a broiler pan. Brush with your favorite barbecue sauce. Place ribs under broiler and crisp for 3-5 minutes. Do not take your eyes off the ribs while they are broiling. Remove from heat when sauce is bubbly and slightly crisped. Cut into serving-sized pieces and enjoy!