Cooking Baby Back Ribs in Instant Pot is one of the easy and quick recipes that only take less than an hour to cook!

Making baby back ribs in instant pot is the only way to prepare this recipe without wasting time. Yes, I’m serious because the instant pot is the only appliance that cuts down time by more than half.

This instant pot baby back ribs recipe is one of the tenders and intensely flavored meals—and impossible to stop eating it once you start. 

Before I try to cook the baby back ribs in instant pot, I would have to wait for the ribs in the smoker for hours and hours to get a taste of that tender rib. Now all changed with this instant pot baby back ribs.



Ready In:




Good For:

Main Dish


About instant pot baby back ribs


  • 3 racks baby back ribs.
  • 4 tablespoon granulated garlic powder.
  • 2 tablespoon onion powder.
  • 1 tablespoon cumin.
  • 1 tablespoon coriander.
  • 2 cups smoky barbecue sauce.
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced.
  • 1 cup of water

Nutrition Fact of Baby Back Ribs

(Serving Size: 1 Rib)

Calories: 97

Total Fat: 6.7 g

Cholesterol: 30 mg

Sodium: 203.3 mg

Carbohydrate: 1.7 g

Protein: 7.7 g

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

In a small bowl, combine together the granulated garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and coriander to create a seasoning mixture.

Step 2

Cut the racks in half or into chunks of 2 or 3 ribs so that they can easily fit in the instant pot. Place them in a large bowl and season evenly with the seasoning blend.

Step 3

Add 1cup of water in the instant pot. Add and arrange the ribs side by side. Add the diced onion and pour the BBQ sauce over the ribs.

Step 4

Cover the pot, set your instant pot to the “Soup/Stew” function and cook for about 30 minutes.

Step 5

When the time is over, allow the pressure to release naturally.

Step 6

Optional: Preheat your broiler. Remove the ribs from the pot to a single layer on a tinfoil lined baking sheet. Broil the ribs until they are browned well on each side for about 5 minutes per side.

Step 5

Brush the ribs with the remaining BBQ sauce in the pot.

Step 5

Serve immediately and enjoy it!

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