Instant Pot, Easy BBQ Ribs

One of the easiest ways to make ribs. You can finish them up in the air fryer if you have one.



  • 1 rack of Baby Back RIbs
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce


  1. Remove the membrane from the pork ribs.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, salt, pepper and rub over the ribs. (Both back and front sides)
  3. Place the rack that came with your Instant Pot, and just put the ribs on top of that.
  4. Add the water, cider vinegar, liquid smoke.
  5. Place the lid on and make sure the vent is sealed. Press the meat setting and set for 25 minutes, then naturally release.
  6. Remove the ribs from the Instant Pot, and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet and spread the BBQ sauce on it, broil for 5 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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