Instant Pot BBQ Country Ribs Recipe

Sticky and saucy fingers are everything you need to expect with these fall of the bone delicious Instant Pot BBQ country ribs! They are very tender and so simple to make.

Ribs never last long in this house so I am always grateful during these meals to have two Instant Pots, especially when we have company over. You read that right, TWO Instant Pots. 😉 

This recipe is so simple to make up. A lot of people ask how long to cook country style ribs in an Instant Pot? Well, the timer is only set for 25 minutes and then natural release for another 10 minutes, but you have to be sure to add time for the Instant Pot to come to pressure as well. So, plan on the ribs to be in the Instant Pot for about 40 minutes or so in total. 

But, if you ask me, that is NOTHING for these fall of the bone, finger-licking, absolutely amazing ribs! Once you try them, you’ll agree too. 

Take a look at these recipes that would go great as sides for the country ribs! Starting with our best cheesy hashbrown potato casserole recipe, homemade green bean casserole without condensed soup, add in some of Disneyland’s sweet cornbread and end with our layered cherry cheesecake. Talk about a meal to remember!

Take a look at the lists below to know exactly what you will need for this easy Instant Pot recipe.

Ingredients for Instant Pot country-style ribs:

  1. Boneless, country-style pork ribs
  2. BBQ seasoning
  3. Apple juice
  4. Liquid smoke
  5. Apple cider vinegar
  6. BBQ sauce

If you have never used liquid smoke before you can find it in most grocery stores or online HERE!

To add an extra special touch you can always try out this homemade BBQ sauce recipe from Gimme Some Oven since you will have a bit more time on your hands using an Instant Pot and all!

These are the few things you will need to make boneless ribs in Instant Pot:

  • Instant Pot (I use THIS one)
  • Trivet
  • Tongs
  • Baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil

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Time to make the Instant Pot work and make this awesome family dinner recipe!

Get your Instant Pot set up on your counter and then grab out your ribs. 

Rub the ribs down on all sides with the BBQ seasoning. After you season the ribs you will want to cut them into 3-4 rib sections to help them it in the Instant Pot and then set them aside for now. 

Then, you are going to pour in the apple juice, liquid smoke, and vinegar in the bottom of the Instant Pot. Once you have done that, place the trivet into the bottom of the Instant Pot (your Instant Pot should have come with one but if not you can find one here!).

Now, place the ribs on the trivet trying to not overlap them too much. 

Then, cover the ribs by returning the lid back to the Instant Pot and turn it to lock it into place. Also, be sure that the knob is turned to the “SEALING” position. 

Once all of that has been done, press the “MANUAL” or “PRESSURE COOK” button and set the timer for 25 minutes. 

When the ribs are done cooking let the Instant Pot sit for another 10 minutes to let it naturally release some of the pressure, and then turn the knob to the “VENTING” position to finish with a quick release and take the lid off once the pressure is out. 

It is time to preheat the broiler to low heat, and then remove the ribs from the Instant Pot and move them to a baking sheet that is lined with aluminum foil. 

Before putting the ribs into the broiler, spread the BBQ sauce on top of the ribs. After that is done, place them into the broiler for 3-4 minutes until the sauce begins to caramelize.

You will want to watch the ribs closely to avoid them burning or drying out. 

Once they are done in the broiler take them out and serve them will all of the wonderful sides you prepared and enjoy! 

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Serves: 6

Instant Pot BBQ Country Ribs

Easy, BBQ Country Style Ribs that can be made in the Instant Pot.

10 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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  • 3-4 pounds boneless, country style pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup BBQ seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce


  1. Rub all sides of the ribs with BBQ seasoning; set aside.
  2. Place apple juice, liquid smoke and vinegar in the bottom of the Instant Pot insert and place trivet in the bottom.
  3. Place ribs on the trivet trying not to overlap too much.
  4. Cover with lid, and turn the pressure knob to SEALING.
  5. Press the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK button and set the timer for 25 minutes.
  6. When cooking is done, let it release naturally for 10 minutes, then turn the knob to VENTING for a quick release then remove lid once pressure is out..
  7. Preheat broiler to low heat.
  8. Using tongs, remove ribs from the Instant Pot and place on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  9. Spread BBQ sauce on top of ribs and place in the broiler for a few minutes until sauce starts to caramelize. Watch closely to avoid burning or drying out ribs.
  10. Remove from oven and serve.


gluten free
dairy free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



2740 cal


161 g


44 g


263 g
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6 Responses to “Instant Pot BBQ Country Ribs Recipe”

  1. Christine
    Why are the cook times for country style ribs all over the place for IP recipes? I've seen everything from 15 minutes with a natural release, to 35 minutes with natural release. Yours is 25 minutes. Any ideas about this?

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