Scaled Servings: 4 Originally: 6
- 1 1/3 racks pork ribs
- 2/3 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 teaspoon black pepper
- 2/3 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2/3 teaspoon chili powder
- 2/3 teaspoon onion powder
- 2/3 teaspoon brown sugar
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2/3 teaspoon liquid smoke, , optional
- 2/3 cup bbq sauce, , homemade or store-bought
Remove membranes from the back of ribs, if needed.
Rubs seasonings over both sides of ribs. Place wire trivet rack in the bottom of the instant pot. Add water, apple juice (or apple cider vinegar) and liquid smoke (optional, but recommended for that great smokey flavor). Place the ribs upright, with the meat side facing out. If you’re using one large rack of ribs, then circle them around the pot.
Secure lid and close vent. Press “manual” or “pressure cook” and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
When the timer beeps, allow the pressure to naturally release for 15 min, then turn the valve to quick release.
Carefully remove ribs to a large, foil-lined baking sheet and slather them in BBQ sauce.
Optional: broil them in the oven for 2-3 minutes or throw them on the grill to caramelize the bbq sauce.
Recipe Notes*For spare ribs, add 5-10 minutes to the cooking time.