Instant Pot Maple Spice Rubbed Ribs

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recipe by Instant Pot Recipe Collection Cookbook

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Maple Spice Rubbed Ribs

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recipe updated May 6, 2020


  • Ground coriander icon
    Ground coriander
    1.25 tsp (2g)
  • Salt icon
    about ¾ tsp (4g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    3 tsp (8g)
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    1.25 tsp (3g)
  • Pork baby back ribs icon
    Pork baby back ribs
    6½ cups
  • Maple syrup icon
    Maple syrup
    4 tbsp (59ml)
  • Tomato sauce icon
    Tomato sauce
    1 cup
  • Ground cinnamon icon
    Ground cinnamon
    about ¼ tsp (1g)
  • Ground ginger icon
    Ground ginger
    about ¼ tsp (0g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Cutting board
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add ground coriander, salt, black pepper, chili powder and garlic powder to a clean small bowl
  2. Mix well
  3. Place pork baby back ribs on a clean cutting board
  4. Trim and cut into 4 rib sections
  5. Brush with maple syrup
  6. Rub with spice mixture
  7. Transfer ribs to inner pot
  8. Add tomato sauce, maple syrup, chili powder, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and garlic powder to a clean medium bowl
  9. Pour over ribs in pot; stir to coat ribs with sauce
  10. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  11. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 25 min
  12. Natural release - 10 min
  13. Quick release
  14. Cancel - Keep warm
  15. Remove ribs to plate; tent with foil
  16. Heat - Sauté, Normal
  17. Cook until thickened - 10 min
  18. Brush ribs with sauce; serve remaining sauce on the side
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