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sweet & tangy barbecued ribs from the instant pot!

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

Seeing a lot of good barbecued rib recipes for the pot, so I thought I'd revamp my own recipe to be made in the instant pot! I finish these in the oven to help set the sauce.

yield 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For sweet & tangy barbecued ribs from the instant pot!

  • 2
    slabs of baby back or st. louis style spare ribs
  • 2 c
    lite italian dressing
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    prepared mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper
  • 1 pinch
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic salt

How To Make sweet & tangy barbecued ribs from the instant pot!

  • 1
    Cut Slab of ribs into quarters and place in a zip lock freezer bag.
  • 2
    Pour dressing over top. Seal bag, pressing out as much air as possible.
  • 3
    Set on a plate and marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes or over night if you're able!
  • 4
    Place ribs in your instant pot and pour in marinade and 1 c. water.
  • 5
    Cover and lock the lid. Make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to sealing.
  • 6
    Set to high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • 7
    While ribs are cooking in instant pot, add all sauce ingredients to a small sauce pan and simmer over medium heat on the stove top for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Extra sauce can be refrigerated in a sealed container for later use)
  • 8
    Press CANCEL on the Instant Pot.
  • 9
    Use quick release. Be sure pressure is completely released before you open the pot.
  • 10
    transfer your ribs to a foil or parchment lined baking sheet. Discard marinade liquid.
  • 11
    Brush with sauce and broil for 5 minutes. Remove from oven, flip ribs and brush with more sauce; Broil for another 5 minutes. You can also finish these the same way on the grill!
  • 12