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The easiest ribs you will ever make, these Instant Pot BBQ ribs are on the table in less than 1 hour. Finished on the grill with the most amazing sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce, you’re going to want to eat a whole rack all by yourself!
A few weeks back, I shared my recipe for Instant Pot Korean Ribs, which seemed to be pretty popular with you guys.
For good reason, they are delicious.
Keeping with the Instant Pot theme, I decided to make good old traditional American BBQ ribs right in the Instant Pot.
Because the Instant Pot is awesome guys. If you don’t have one, check out my full review to decide whether it’s for you.
Less than 30 minutes of cook time in the Instant Pot, then we toss them on the grill with our delicious sauce to get all gooey and caramelized, they are literally the most perfect ribs ever.
**These Korean Style Ribs are also made in the Instant Pot and are absolutely mouthwateringly delicious, made with a tasty gochujang rub and Korean BBQ sauce!**
Now really, you can use any BBQ sauce here. But I HIGHLY recommend checking out my recipe for the most delicious sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. It’s to die for. Handed down from my mom, I don’t know where the original recipe came from. I just know that it’s good.
Plus it is super easy to make, and keeps in the fridge for several months, so there’s really no reason not to make it.
How to Make the Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
First, slip a knife under the membrane on the back of the ribs and tear the membrane off. I can usually get it all in one pull, but sometimes it comes off in pieces.
Then I like to use a rub. There are so many different rubs out there. I have started using The Spice Hunter Global Fusion brand rubs (I used the African blend for this recipe) and am liking it so far. (affiliate link – I earn a small commission if you buy through this link).
Rub the “rub” generously all over the ribs. Place the ribs in the Instant Pot and add 1/2 cup water and 1 tsp. of liquid smoke (affiliate link -I earn a small commission if you buy through this link). The liquid smoke gives the ribs that slightly “smoky” flavor you would get if you slow cooked them all day. Not quite as intense, but it does the trick.
Set the Instant Pot to cook for 28 minutes on high pressure. Once done, use the quick release (I ain’t got time for that “natural” release).
Heat your grill to 500 degrees.
Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and place them on a large baking sheet. Brush them with the BBQ sauce and place them on the grill for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the sauce starts to bubble and caramelize.
Those little caramelized bits are literally the best part.
Remove from the grill and let them rest for 5 minutes then cut them into pieces.
Serve the grilled pork ribs with extra BBQ sauce if desired. Even thought they won’t need it!
If you’re a meat lover like I am, you’re going to love these other awesome recipes:
Instant Pot Korean Pork Ribs
White Wine Braised Short Ribs
Chicken Liver Mousse with Bacon Jam
Instant Pot Creamy Spicy Braised Oxtails
Vietnamese Pork Noodle Bowls
Japanese Braised Pork Belly
Bo Luc Lac (Shaking Beef)
Did you make these Instant Pot BBQ Ribs? Leave a comment below and let me know how they turned out!
Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
- 1 rack pork back ribs (about 3-4 lbs.)
- 1 tsp. liquid smoke
- BBQ sauce (any sauce will work here)
- 1/4 cup rub
- Coat ribs with rub.
- Pressure cook in Instant Pot on high for 25 minutes. Use to quick release to release the pressure. Remove and brush with BBQ sauce.
- Heat grill to 500 degrees. Grill ribs for 3-5 minutes per side, until sauce has caramelized.
- Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with extra BBQ sauce.
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