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Baby Back Ribs

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

These Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are cooked to tender in the Instant Pot then grilled.

Note: Made in a 6-qt Instant Pot

5 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Pressurizing Time 15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 708 kcal


  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper


  • Carefully remove membrane from back of baby back ribs with a sharp knife, if necessary.
  • Combine the paprika, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, chili powder, and black pepper in a bowl. Season the ribs on both sides with the dry rub.
  • Add water to Instant Pot and insert the trivet. Place the seasoned ribs on top of the insert. (Do not stack them flat on top of each other).
  • Lock the Instant Pot lid into place and turn the pressure valve to sealing. Press the pressure cooker button and adjust the time to 30 minutes.
  • Once cooking time is complete, do a quick release by turning the sealing valve to the venting position.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon mat. Preheat the broiler to high.
  • Transfer ribs to prepared baking sheet. Brush ribs with a generous amount of BBQ sauce on each side.
  • Broil the ribs for 5 minutes or until bubbly and beginning to char. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.


  • If you'd prefer to grill the ribs outside instead, preheat your grill to 400 degrees and place the ribs over direct flames for 3-5 minutes to char.


Calories: 708kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 55gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 196mgSodium: 1786mgPotassium: 813mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 3mg
Keyword BBQ, Ribs
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