cut up ribs with side of sauce on baking sheet

Instant Pot Korean Baby Back Ribs

Pork ribs cooked in the Instant Pot until tender, glazed with an umami packed Korean BBQ sauce, and broiled until caramelized.
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ, Korean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 258kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


Korean BBQ Sauce:


  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs by sliding the knife underneath and slowly pulling it off. Use a paper towel to get a good grip and slowly pull the membrane off.
  • Rub the ribs with the gochujang. Place on the steamer rack in the Instant Pot with about 1/2" water at the bottom.
  • Cook on high pressure for 27 minutes and use the quick release.
  • Place your ribs on a baking sheet (preferably lined) and brush the sauce on both sides.
  • Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes per side, or until sauce is bubbly and caramelized. Be careful not to let them burn.
  • Slice, garnish with sesame seeds and green onions, and serve.

Korean BBQ Sauce:

  • Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until reduced and thickened.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 1679mg | Potassium: 220mg | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg