Are tender fall off the bone ribs your guilty pleasure? Ribs often take hours to cook but the result is often worth the wait. What if we told you-you could achieve the same drool-worthy texture and flavor in a fraction of the time? With the Instant Pot, you can!

The Instant Pot helps to make meals like ribs, extremely easy and quick! Instead of hours, you can have a delicious rack of ribs cooked in anywhere from 20-45 minutes. We have searched for some of the most savory rib recipes that you need to try!

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1. 3-Ingredient Instant Pot Ribs

You don’t need a long list of ingredients to create delicious tasting ribs! This Instant Pot ribs recipe is so easy because it only requires 3 ingredients.

You will need a rack of baby back ribs, beef broth, and a barbecue sauce of your choice! In a 6 quart pot, you’ll be able to fit 1-2 racks of baby back ribs. Ensure you cut the racks into thirds so they can fit comfortably in the pot.

2. Instant Pot Coca-Cola Ribs

Once again, the Instant Pot can achieve delicious ribs effortlessly and quickly! This recipe uses a couple different secret ingredients that really makes the flavor stand out.

First, you’ll need to prepare a dry rub that is made from salt, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and crushed red pepper. Then in the pot, you’ll pour a can of coke and liquid smoke which will really infuse these ribs nicely!

3. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

These Instant Pot ribs can cook in just 35 minutes! They may be quick but don’t worry, you won’t be sacrificing any flavor.

This recipe will walk you through thorough instructions on how to take off the membrane from the ribs all the way through how to perfectly season them. With a few seasonings, liquid smoke, apple cider vinegar, and your favorite barbecue sauce you’ll have these made in no time!

4. Instant Pot Short Ribs

Instant Pot short ribs are so easy and contain a secret ingredient that will create a flavor explosion in your mouth! First, you’ll sear the ribs using the saute function followed by pressure cooking.

The secret ingredient is bourbon whiskey. However, don’t worry about the alcohol content because the alcohol will evaporate completely during high-pressure cooking and will leave behind the lovely flavor!


5. Korean Short Ribs

These Korean style ribs are made from beef short ribs! They’re savory and as a bonus, are gluten-free too.

These ribs are flavored with 4 simple ingredients. These include gluten-free soy sauce, fresh garlic, brown sugar, and jalapenos. Cook the ribs on high pressure for 20 minutes and then allow a natural release of 12 minutes. You’ll have these delicious ribs on your table in no time!

6. Instant Pot Spicy Korean BBQ Ribs

Perhaps you enjoy a little heat in your life! These Korean ribs get a spicy makeover that makes an exciting meal.

First, you’ll need to cook the ribs in the Instant Pot. Before adding the ribs to the pot, add in water and apple cider vinegar. The water will help cook the ribs while the apple cider vinegar provides flavor as well as makes them extremely tender. While the ribs are cooking, prepare the spicy Korean barbecue sauce and then serve together.

7. Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

This recipe uses country style ribs because they contain a lot of meat. You can use bone-in or boneless and either way, the recipe will turn out great!

Start with a savory dry rub followed by dousing the ribs in a delicious barbecue sauce. The Instant Pot requires liquid to function properly so in this recipe you’ll use a beef broth. Finally, cook the ribs on high pressure for 45 minutes and then serve with extra barbecue sauce.

8. Instant Pot Beer Braised Short Ribs

These fall of the bone short ribs come together in under an hour! They’re infused with flavors of Guinness beer, garlic, beef broth and loads of other savory flavors.

Begin by rubbing the dry seasonings all over the ribs and use the saute function to brown them. Before turning the saute function off you’ll cook the onions, garlic, and carrots. Finish by pressure cooking all the ingredients together.


9. Sticky Honey Garlic Instant Pot Ribs

If you love honey and garlic wings you’re going to love these sticky honey garlic ribs! Before tossing the ribs into the Instant Pot, slice the ribs into single bone portions.

While the ribs are cooking in the Instant Pot, prepare the sweet and savory sauce on the stove top. The honey provides a sweet flavor but also creates a perfect thick consistency.

10. Instant Pot Teriyaki Ribs

Teriyaki flavors are the perfect combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy. These lovely flavors pair perfectly with ribs!

Fall off the bone ribs can be made in just 25 minutes and your whole family will go crazy for this flavor! The teriyaki sauce is easy to make too and only requires 6 ingredients. These include hoisin sauce, sriracha, brown sugar, garlic, soy sauce, and ginger.

11. Instant Pot Jamaican Jerk Ribs

These Jamaican jerk ribs pack a ton a flavor and are easy to make. Begin my generously covering the ribs in a homemade Jamaican Jerk dry rub. This is made from coriander, ginger, brown sugar, onion, garlic, cayenne pepper, thyme, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves.

Once the ribs have finished cooking, cover them in a Jamaican barbecue sauce. You can enjoy them as is or broil them in the oven.

12. Asian Fusion Instant Pot Short Ribs

Asian fusion ribs are a great combination of savory and spicy flavors. This recipe also provides excellent recommendations to substitute ingredients that can accommodate paleo, grain-free, and keto lifestyles!

Serve these ribs with rice or keep it low carb and serve it with cauliflower rice. You’ll quickly fall in love with these flavors and will find yourself adding this meal to your weekly rotations.


13. Orange Whiskey Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

These Instant Pot ribs are pressure cooked in a whiskey steam bath. When the cooking is complete you’ll need to remove the ribs and prepare the sauce.

The saute function will heat the sauce until it’s a perfect consistency. Lastly, smother the ribs in the sauce and enjoy!

14. Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs With Cherry Chipotle Sauce

Cherry chipotle sauce is a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy flavors. It may sound like a unique combination but be prepared to be blown away!

While the ribs cook in the Instant Pot, prepare the sauce on the stovetop. The sauce is made from cherries, chipotle peppers, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic powder. You’ll finish the sauce by blending it smooth and serving it over the ribs.

15. Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu

Take your rib making skills one step further and transform them into a savory ragu. First, you’ll need to brown the ribs using the saute function. Then, caramelize the onions and garlic with a splash of red wine.

The wine will also help to deglaze the pot which is crucial to avoid the burn notice. Pressure cook the ribs with seasonings, tomato sauce, and water. To finish, remove the meat and shred into bite-sized pieces. Discard the bones and any excess fat then add the meat back to the sauce! Lastly, serve with your favorite pasta – delicious!

16. Citrus Beer Ribs

We created a fall-off-the-bone rib recipe that is cooked in a wheat beer of your choice and paired with a luscious citrusy BBQ sauce. From pot to table you can have this delicious rib dinner ready in about 35 minutes!

The citrus BBQ sauce is made from freshly squeezed orange juice, orange marmalade and a barbecue sauce of your choice! You’ll never have to wait hours for ribs to cook again!

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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