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Instant Pot Country Style BBQ Ribs
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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Country Style BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot Country Style BBQ Ribs - Melt- in- your- mouth tender Country Style BBQ ribs without even firing up the barbecue grill! The Instant Pot does all the work. Pressure cooking means you’ll have juicy, tender, fall-off-the-bone, lip smacking delicious Country-Style Ribs without having to stand over the grill.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Natural Release15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, BBQ
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 335kcal


For the Ribs

  • 2 ½-3 lbs. Country Style Pork Ribs sometimes called “Pork Loin Country Style Ribs” bone-in or boneless
  • ¾ cup beef broth or water
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce divided (plus more for serving)

For the Dry Rub

  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional


  • Combine the dry rub ingredients (brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper and cayenne) together in a small bowl. Apply rub evenly on both sides of the meat. Lightly pat so dry rub sticks to meat. Set aside.
  • Pour beef broth into the Instant Pot and add1/4 cup BBQ sauce. Mix thoroughly. Add the Country Style Ribs to the bottom of the pot (trying not to overlap too much). Pour the remaining 1/2 cup BBQ sauce over the ribs to cover meat.
  • Secure/Lock the lid and set the Pressure release to sealing. Select the Manual setting and set the cooking time to 30 minutes.
  • Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes. While the pressure is releasing, preheat oven to broil (400 F ) and line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or a silicone baking mat.
  • After pressure has released for 10 minutes, move the Pressure Release to Venting/Quick Release and allow any remaining steam to be removed. Open the Instant Pot and transfer the ribs (carefully with tongs or a slotted spoon, the meat will be very tender) to the prepared sheet pan, discarding any cooking liquid.
  • Optional Step- Brush the top side of the ribs with BBQ sauce and broil for about 5- 8 minutes, until the ribs have become browned and BBQ sauce is caramelized.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.5g | Protein: 37.6g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 5.4g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 385.1mg | Potassium: 647.8mg | Sugar: 7.5g