Instant Pot Rib Recipes

We love ribs but are sometimes put off by the amount of time it takes to get the fall-of-the bone tender results we crave. Once we started cooking with an Instant Pot we found we could get perfect ribs in a fraction of the time. 

Whether you are working with beef ribs, spareribs, baby back ribs, short ribs….you name it, they all work really well in an Instant Pot. After realizing that fantastic ribs are easy to make even on busy weekday night, our thought then turned to sauces. 

While we love traditional ribs with barbecue sauce, there are so many different sauces and rubs that can elevate your ribs to another level. Since it’s now clear that ribs will be on the menu more often, we began searching out different and inventive recipes to keep things interesting.

We’ve gathered 18 Instant Pot Rib recipes of all types and flavors, to meet the demand for eating more ribs, whenever you crave them.

Instant Pot “BBQ” Baby Back Ribs 

Quick Easy Ribs

A quick and easy baby back rib recipe made in a pressure cooker, then slathered in a homemade red wine BBQ sauce. – Linda Petersen Spiker

Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

Credit: Two Sleevers

Instant Pot Braised Short Ribs are easy to make and the result is completely mouthwatering. Through pressure cooking, the meat soaks up a ton of flavor from the seasonings and gets so tender that it literally falls from the bone. – Urvashi Pitre

Spicy Maple Instant Pot Ribs

Spicy Maple Ribs
Credit: Bacon Is Magic

Both sweet and spicy, these Instant Pot ribs are a hit with maple syrup and the deep heat of chipotle peppers to make for ribs that taste like they’ve been braising all day. – Ayngelina Brogan

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Instant Pot Sticky Asian Ribs with Hoisin and Sriracha

Instant Pot Asian Ribs

Delicious, juicy, sticky ribs with a distinct Asian flair – there’s nothing wrong with that. Except, perhaps, how long it takes to make good ribs. Our Instant Pot Asian ribs recipe produces fantastic ribs in a fraction of the time it takes to make them in the oven or on the grill. 

Watermelon Beer Baby Back Ribs in the Instant Pot

Credit: We Are Not Martha

What could be better than baby back ribs made with watermelon beer and slathered in watermelon BBQ sauce? Watermelon Beer Baby Back Ribs in the Instant Pot! – Susie Anderson Williams

Instant Pot Ribs West African Style

This recipe for Instant Pot Ribs (West African Style) will produce heaven on a plate. They are fall-off-the-bone good and a must-try. This pork ribs recipe is low in carbs and suitable for Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 and Gluten-Free diets. Post also includes grill and oven versions. Weight Watchers points included. – Charlotte Slater V Vuuren

Tangy Asian Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

Credit: Drive Me Hungry

These Instant Pot Asian ribs are so tender, juicy, and easy to make! Fall off the bone baby back ribs covered in a sweet and tangy Asian soy glaze! – Jamie Chin

Smoky Pressure Cooker Ribs

Credit: Two Sleevers

Get perfectly tender, smoked ribs in under 2 hours, with minimal hands-on time. If you’re a barbecue purist who doesn’t like sauce on their ribs, you will love this recipe. If you’re a bad pre-planner who wants last minute ribs, this one is for you. – Urvashi Pitre

Instant Pot Korean BBQ Beef Short Ribs

Tender Korean BBQ beef short ribs sauteed and pressure cooked with a rich Korean marinade sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Can be made with or without rib bone. – Tiffany Nelson

Instant Pot Red Wine and Guinness Braised Beef Short Ribs

Instant Pot Short Ribs Braised in Red Wine and Guinness is a simple, sophisticated recipe that features fall-apart tender beef short ribs with a rich and flavorful sauce that tastes as though it simmered for hours! I love to serve these beef short ribs over creamy cheese polenta, which is so easy to make in the Instant Pot. – Neena Panicker

Instant Pot Ribs with Chipotle Slaw

Credit: Jennifer Banz

Juicy, tender, full of flavor, ribs in about an hour! Instant Pot ribs cannot be beat! Serve them with my chipotle lime slaw for the best weeknight meal! – Jennifer Lynn

Mouth-watering Lamb Ribs

Credit: Corrie Cooks

Sweet and spicy, these lamb ribs will have you addicted with their exotic aroma spreading throughout the entire kitchen! They are quick and easy to prepare and they are really flavorful and mouthwatering. – Amichay Shemesh

Sticky Instant Pot Asian Ribs & Noodle Bowl

Instant Pot Asian Ribs

Instant Pot Sticky Asian Ribs for a truly easy way to having ribs for dinner! Incredibly tender Instant Pot ribs. – Samantha Dawn

Pork Rib Soup with Potatoes and Carrots

Instant Pot Rib Soup

This Pork Rib Soup with Potatoes and Carrots is in the daily meal rotation of many Vietnamese families. Made with easy to find and affordable ingredients, this soup is so comforting and filling. You can easily make it in your pressure cooker. – Sophie Pham

Chinese Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce

Instant Pot Chinese Spareribs with Black Bean Sauce braise in a deep rich flavorful garlic black bean sauce. An Authentic dim sum dump and cook recipe. – Jill Selkowitz

Keto Short Ribs

Credit: Low Carb Yum

These Keto Short Ribs are flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender! It’s easily done using your trendy Instant Pot with options for using an oven and a slow cooker. This low carb and keto meaty recipe is a sure palate pleaser! – Lisa Brown

Instant Pot Teriyaki Ribs Recipe

Credit: The Typical Mom

Instant pot teriyaki ribs fall off the bone in no time with great flavors! – Justine Marie

Instant Pot Spicy Soy Pork Ribs with Shishito Peppers

Instant Pot Rib Recipes

This is the simplest but tastiest Korean pork ribs in the Instant Pot. It’s made with just 6 ingredients, it’s low carb (no sugar) with just soy sauce, ginger and lots of shishito peppers. Once you make it, you will want to have it again and again. – JinJoo Lee

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