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Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs
I love BBQ baby back ribs but hate making them. Now I can make Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs in 1/3 of the time. It takes 2 hours to cook ribs on the grill or in the oven. You can make these BBQ ribs in just 40 minutes with only 4 ingredients.
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 40minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-4people 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40minutes 40minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 racks Baby back pork ribsorganic, from pasture-raised pigs
  • 1bottle Organic BBQ sauceSee recipe notes for the brand I recommend
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Remove the membranes from the back of the racks of ribs.
  2. Cut the racks into sections of about 3-4 ribs each.
  3. Season the baby back ribs with generous sprinkling of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Add 1 cup of filtered water and a trivet into the pressure cooker.
  5. Place the baby back ribs on top of the trivet.
  6. Close lid and pressure cook at high pressure (manual setting) for 20 minutes.
  7. While the baby back ribs are in the pressure cooker, preheat the oven to 450 F.
  8. Use quick pressure release to release the steam and stop cooking.
  9. Using tongs, transfer the ribs to a Silpat-lined cookie sheet.
  10. Generously brush the BBQ sauce all over the baby back ribs on both sides. If you have any extra, you can serve it tableside.
  11. Place the baby back ribs with the cookie sheet in the oven for 20 minutes, turning once halfway through.
  12. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Notes on Ingredients for Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

I always recommend buying organic pork, ideally from pigs raised on pasture.

I love this brand of organic BBQ sauce — I’m from Texas and this stuff is the real deal.

You can also make your own BBQ sauce — it’s easy! Here’s my recipe for homemade BBQ sauce.

Equipment Needed for Instant Pot BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Instant Pot trivet or stainless steel steaming basket
Silicone basting brush
Tongs
I don’t recommend just any pressure cooker. I only recommend the Instant Pot because it has a stainless steel bowl instead of Teflon. Teflon adds a lot of fluoride to your food, which we want to avoid to prevent hormonal problems, acne, cellulite, cancer, and lots of other health issues.