ribs on a cutting board with dish of sauce and spoon

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Pork ribs cooked in the Instant Pot, coated with BBQ sauce and grilled to caramelized perfection are fall off the bone tender and on the table in less than an hour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 172kcal
Author Danielle Wolter


  • 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 28 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.


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 204mg | Vitamin A: 2.6% | Vitamin C: 0.6% | Calcium: 6.6% | Iron: 11.6%