BBQ Ribs

BBQ Ribs

Easy step by step video to show you how to make BBQ Ribs in your Instant Pot

I use to love eating ribs and fries at this specific restaurant until I learnt to make them oh so perfectly in the instant pot. Fall off the bone – I feel like you can’t fall when the ribs are pressure cooked. Try for yourself and let me know what you think.

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BBQ Ribs

BBQ Ribs

Fall of the bones BBQ ribs.
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Time to Pressurize 10 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Servings 6


  • 5-6 lbs of back ribs 2 racks
  • 4 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder or 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder or 2 onions

BBQ sauce options:

  • 2 cups Kalbi sauce no need for water
  • OR
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ bullseye bbq sauce
  • ¼ maple syrup

For slurry:

  • 2 tablespoons Cornstarch
  • ½ cup Cold Water


  • To make sauce, combine ketchup, barbecue sauce, maple syrup, and half a cup of water. You can also substitute with any BBQ sauce you like (I've also made with Kalbi sauce - 2 cups, no water needed).
  • To marinate ribs, rub onions, garlic, salt and pepper onto both sides of ribs. Marinate overnight for best results.
  • Open Instant Pot. Roll up ribs and place into instant pot vertically.
  • Add sauce and 1/2 cup of water.
  • Close Instant Pot. Select meat or manual, high pressure cooking, for 25 minutes.
  • When done, do a Quick Release and remove ribs. You can also wait for pressure to release naturally if you want.
  • Thicken sauce by selecting Saute. Make a cornstarch slurry by combining 2 tablespoons of cornstarch with 1/2 cup cold water. Pour slurry into sauce. When this bubbles, it is done.
  • Pour sauce over ribs and serve. Or you can place into oven to caramelize the top. Set your oven to broil at 400F for about 10 to 15 minutes.


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