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InstaPot Pork Ribs

Just found a new use for the Instant Pot: cooking pork ribs. Since my dessert recipes worked out so well and I had ribs from the dumpster that I didn't know how to cook, I decided to cook them using the Instant Pot. So let's go over the recipe I used.


Pork ribs are pretty simple. The ribs themselves are the main ingredient, then you add your seasoning. The seasoning that we used was a mixture of salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika.

Some people like to add BBQ sauce, but since I don't actually like BBQ sauce, my ribs get more of a dry rub. Other people feel the need to add sugar to their seasoning mix, but I stay away from that. And who needs sweet meat?


The first thing you need to do is cut your pork ribs so that they will fit into the Instant Pot. We cut them into 3 pieces, but if your ribs are larger or smaller, cut the appropriate number of pieces.

Then you need to season them to your liking. We are lazy, so we just sprinkle our spices on the ribs one at a time. If you are feeling ambitious, you might want to combine them in another bowl and then coat the ribs with your spice mix.

Once you are happy with your seasoning job, you are ready to cook the ribs.


First, you need to put 1 cup of water in your Instant Pot. Then you put the wire rack in. Next, you should teepee your ribs so that they all fit and also can all get well cooked.

Set your cook time to 30 minutes on manual high pressure.

When finished in the Instant Pot, you probably want to broil your ribs in the oven for 10 minutes to add some crispness to the meat.

And voila, you have some delicious InstaPot Pork Ribs.

InstaPot Pork Ribs

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • Pork Ribs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • Paprika


  1. Cut ribs into 4in sections to fit in instant pot
  2. Rub seasonings into the meat mainly on meaty side
  3. Place 1 cup water in instant pot
  4. Place wire rack in instant pot
  5. Form teepee out of ribs so they fit in the instant pot
  6. Set cook time to 30 minutes
  7. Upon completion, release pressure
  8. Place ribs in broiler for 10 minutes to crisp them up.
160 cal
10 g
9 g
10 g

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