Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

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recipe by Casey Thaler

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based on 8 ratings

This delicious entrée provides protein, iron, B12, and much more. The ribs are also a breeze to make, and are definitely one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes. Pair with cauliflower rice or a bowl full of dark leafy greens for a perfect dinner. You can also place the ribs on a baking sheet, and perform the additional step of finishing them in the oven. They should take about 5 minutes, per side.

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Bone broth icon
    Bone broth
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1 tbsp (about 7.95 g)
  • Yellow mustard icon
    Yellow mustard
    ¼ cup (about 60.86 g)
  • Hot sauce icon
    Hot sauce
    1 tsp (about 4.77 g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    ½ tsp (about 0.35 g)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    ½ tsp (about 1.42 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    ½ tsp (about 1.05 g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    1 tbsp (about 2.4 g)
  • Baby back rib rack icon
    Baby back rib rack
    1.362 kg (about 1 ½)
  • Barbecue sauce icon
    Barbecue sauce
    as needed


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
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  • kCook icon Inner pot
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Rack

Step preview

  1. Pour bone broth into the inner pot
  2. Mix chili powder, yellow mustard, hot sauce, dried oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, ground cumin and red pepper flakes into a clean large mixing bowl
  3. Add baby back rib rack to the large mixing bowl
  4. Rub mixture over ribs
  5. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  6. Transfer meat to rack
  7. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  8. Pressure cook - Meat, High, 45 min
  9. Release pressure -
  10. Remove
  11. Brush with barbecue sauce
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