Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs might be the simplest, yet most pleasing Paleo, Whole30, AIP recipe I have made to date.
I am a Texan, so I consider myself a BBQ connoisseur (or a snob, depending on your take. HA!).
I grew up eating some of the best BBQ in the country and developed a deep love for all things grilled and smokey. MMM . . . grilled and smokey. I might be drooling.
Anyway, you may wonder how it’s possible for a BBQ snob to possibly endorse an Instant Pot rib recipe. I was skeptical as well, my friends, but I am here to tell you- these Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs are delish!
The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. Did I mention you only need four ingredients and they cook in 20-25 minutes? Plus . . .
You can customize these Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs by utilizing any type of sauce you prefer.
I need my ribs to be Paleo (AIP is even better) so I use Tessamae’s BBQ Sauce (also Whole30 approved) when I can find it or KC Natural – Mastodon Paleo AIP BBQ Sauce.
Both of these sauces are delicious and perfect for Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs.
Tessamae’s makes other great products as well. We love them! Click on the image to read more!
If you are not concerned about adhering to Paleo, Whole30 or AIP, you should try my very favorite rubs and sauces from my favorite bbq place:
The Salt Lick, in Driftwood Texas. We love it so much that we had some shipped to our wedding reception in Cooperstown, NY!
The salt Lick today is not the Salt Lick of my youth, as it has gained national recognition from the many celebrities who feature it on their shows on The Food Network, but it is still just as good as I remember it.
They ship anywhere, so if you don’t feel like making your own and want to try some delicious, authentic, Texas BBQ, check them out.
I do not use a rub in this ultra-simple recipe, but it sure can amp up the flavor!
**Do me a favor, please. If you utilize a rub or special sauce that you love on your Instant Pot BBQ Pork Ribs, comment below the recipe. I love hearing how people adapt recipes to fit their needs and preferences.
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- 1 rack baby back ribs I sometimes make two at a time
- 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce see my Paleo/ AIP suggestions above
- generous sprinkling kosher salt
- generous sprinkling Ground black pepper omit for AIP
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
Season the Baby Back Ribs with generous amount of kosher salt and ground black pepper (omit for AIP).
Place 1 cup of cold water and a trivet in the bottom of the pressure cooker insert. Place the baby back ribs on top of the trivet. Close lid and cook at High Pressure for 20-25 minutes. Here's how to cook two at once.
Turn off the heat and use full Natural Release.
preheat the oven to 450F.
Spread the sauce evenly over the baby back ribs (Top and bottom).
Cook the ribs in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes.
There is no need to double the time when cooking two racks of ribs. The cooking time is the same.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Be sure to let me know!
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