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Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

The Instant Pot Pork Ribs are fall-apart tender, with lots of flavors, slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce, and finger-licking good. So easy, you won’t mind making them.

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

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Easy Instant Pot Pork Ribs

Many people are intimidated by their Instant Pot and I know I was too at the beginning.

However, once I started using it, it is a permanent fixture on my counter. 

I have the Ninja Foodi which is both a pressure cooker and Air Fryer and also does a few other things. Between the two, I literally use it every day.

Plus the fact that we are a full-time RV so it’s convenient because we don’t need multiple kitchen appliances with limited space in an RV.

These Pork Ribs are similar but a little easier than our Instant Pot BBQ Ribs because we are using a packaged dry rub instead of mixing our own.

I decided to teach my husband how to use it since he cannot cook at all. I mean, he can’t even boil water. 🙄 Seriously!

HUSBAND MAKING DINNER

After breaking my ankle, he learned to do quite a bit. Including shopping (more like picking up the groceries I ordered online, lol), making coffee, doing the wash, and loading and unloading the dishwasher. 

I’ll tell you that I  procrastinated with getting better because I was kinda liking it. 😂 But don’t tell him. 😬

With that said, now he can make a Gourmet One Hour Dinner with Cuisinery Food Market. Gourmet food is delivered right to your door.

instant pot pork spare ribs

Making the Instant Pot Pork Ribs couldn’t be any easier. If he can do it…so can you. I will teach you just as I taught him, from the comfort of my chair. 😉

Makes 2 servings

Prep – 10 min.

Cook time – 30 min.

Additional time – 10 min.

Instant Pot Ribs Ingredients

Ibérico Pork Spare Ribs 

What Can I Use Instead of apple cider vinegar?

In the past, I have substituted Dr. Pepper, Coke, Apple juice, and one time even beer.

The taste does not really change that much, so don’t be worried about that.

Use whatever you have on hand if you forgot the apple cider vinegar.

What if I don’t have an oven for Broiling?

This you might think sounds like a dumb question. Because of course, everyone has an oven! Nope!

We are full-time RVers and our motorhome did not in fact come with an oven. 

Grill – But have no fear because there are other ways to finish them up once you smother them in BBQ sauce.

You can place them on the grill, outside of course.

Cover and leave them on the grill for approximately 10-15 minutes in order to bake the BBQ sauce into them a bit.

They will taste just as good. 

Toaster Oven – I have a small toaster oven and while it doesn’t fit very much, I can cut the ribs into pieces and broil them individually. It might take longer but gets the job done.

Air Fryer – If you have a Ninja Foodie or other Air Fryer, pop them in the basket and turn them on for a few minutes at 400 degrees. 

Any of these will work. However, broiling isn’t mandatory. It gives it a nice crust but doesn’t need to be done.

If you don’t have a way to broil, don’t stress over it. Just smother them with BBQ sauce and eat to your heart’s content! Enjoy!

How to Make Gourmet Pork Ribs

Start by covering your Ibérico Pork Spare Ribs with your favorite dry rub on both sides.

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

Make sure it’s rubbed in well.

Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and add water and apple cider vinegar.

Turn the ribs on their side and make them form a circle, then place them in the instant pot.

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

Secure the lid and close the vent. Set the Instant Pot on pressure cook for 30 minutes.

Do a natural release for 10 minutes, the quick release the remaining pressure.

Carefully remove from pressure cooker with tongs.

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

Carefully place the ribs on a baking sheet and cover with BBQ sauce.

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

Place under the broiler in the oven for five minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.

INSTANT POT PORK RIBS

Serve with Hasselback Potatoes and Italian Tortellini Salad.

instant pot pork spare ribs

Enjoy!

Yield: 2

Instant Pot Pork Ribs Recipe

INSTANT POT PORK RIBS

The Instant Pot Pork Ribs are fall-apart tender, with lots of flavors, slathered with your favorite BBQ sauce, and finger-licking good. So easy, you won't mind making them.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Rack Ibérico Pork Spare Ribs 
  • Your Favorite Dry Rub
  • Your Favorite Bottled BBQ Sauce (We used a local homemade Loganberry BBQ Sauce)
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Water

Instructions

  1. Start by covering your Ibérico Pork Spare Ribs with your favorite dry rub on both sides.
  2. Make sure it's rubbed in well.
  3. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot and add water and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Turn the ribs on their side and make them form a circle, then place them in the instant pot.
  5. Secure the lid and close the vent. Set the Instant Pot on pressure cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Do a natural release for 10 minutes, the quick release the remaining pressure.
  7. Carefully place the ribs on a baking sheet and cover with BBQ sauce.
  8. Place under the broiler in the oven for five minutes or until sauce begins to bubble.
  9. Serve with Hasselback Potatoes and Italian Tortellini Salad.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

What Can I Use Instead of apple cider vinegar?

In the past, I have substituted Dr. Pepper, Coke, Apple juice, and one time even beer.

The taste does not really change that much, so don’t be worried about that.

Use whatever you have on hand if you forgot the apple cider vinegar.

What if I don’t have an oven for Broiling?

This you might think sounds like a dumb question. Because of course, everyone has an oven! Nope!

We are full-time RVers and our motorhome did not in fact come with an oven. 

Grill – But have no fear because there are other ways to finish them up once you smother them in BBQ sauce. You can place them on the grill, outside of course.

Cover and leave them on the grill for approximately 10-15 minutes in order to bake the BBQ sauce into them a bit. They will taste just as good. 

Toaster Oven – I have a small toaster oven and while it doesn’t fit very much, I can cut the ribs into pieces and broil them individually. It might take longer but gets the job done.

Air Fryer – If you have a Ninja Foodie or other Air Fryer, pop them in the basket and turn them on for a few minutes at 400 degrees. 

Any of these will work. However, broiling isn’t mandatory. It gives it a nice crust but doesn’t need to be done.

If you don’t have a way to broil, don’t stress over it. Just smother them with BBQ sauce and eat to your heart’s content!

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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