Happy Instant Pot Tuesday!! It’s time for yet another instant pot recipe and this one is STUPID EASY! I always get people asking if an instant pot is worth the money and it TOTALLY is. I use it at least once week now to make a new easy recipe or have a big easy dinner. It’s especially worth it when you’re having guests over and need to spend your time on your house being clean more than the food. I love mine so much and I really do use it more than my slow cooker!

Speaking of easy, I just recently got these baby back ribs delivered straight to my doorstep with ButcherBox and didn’t feel like grilling them up for hours, which is why I threw them in the instant pot. And I get my newest ButcherBox today which I’m pumped about because I just put an add-on to my order for breakfast sausage and burger patties. I’ve been having a hard time finding good quality pork sausage at the store so I’m loading up every month in my ButcherBox so I don’t even have to worry about it! Plus burger patties make life way easier on a weeknight!

So I’m a bit tempted to try out Amazon Fresh. Since I usually buy my groceries at Whole Foods and now Amazon owns Whole Foods, getting my groceries delivered with the same products that are at my normal grocery store is very tempting! My friend was telling me about it the other day and he says the produce is even more fresh than what you get at the store. And then you don’t end up making a ton of impulse purchases since you pick exactly what you need. I need that. I have a food impulse problem.

I’ve seriously been drowning in work lately so taking out grocery shopping from my to-do list (since I do it multiple times per week) sounds extremely lovely. Have you tried it yet? You have to pay a monthly fee but my friend said he’s already saved so much by not buying those impulse purchases so it definitely evens itself out. I think I may try it out since they have a 30 day free trial! What do you guys think??

PaleOMG Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce (+more for dipping)
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • cilantro, for garnish


  1. Remove the membrane from the bottom side of the ribs by running a knife under the skin and then use a paper towel to grip and pull back to remove.
  2. Season ribs with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes on the meat side of the ribs. Then brush the ribs with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce. 
  3. Pour beef broth in the basin of the instant pot then place the rack on top (that comes with the instant pot) and place the baby back ribs inside the pot, standing on their side, wrapping around the inside of the pot.
  4. Secure the lid, close off the pressure valve, turn on and press manual to high pressure and press the up button until the time hits 30 minutes then let the valve naturally release (for more tender ribs) or quick release. I let mine naturally release for 10 minutes.
  5. While the instant pot naturally release, preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with foil. When the valve has released, remove ribs and brush with another 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce then place in the oven to broil and brown for 5 minutes. 
  6. Serve with BBQ sauce on the side and garnish with cilantro. 



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  1. Monica says:

    Hello!! I don’t have an instant pot, would I be able to do these in a crock pot?

    1. juli says:


  2. Kat says:

    Her recipe calls for 8 oz liquid. The instant pot manual says a minimum of 18oz of liquid is needed. Can anyone provide any insight?

  3. Meghan says:

    We just got our instant pot for Christmas and this is by far the best recipe we have tried so far. The ribs were fall off the bone and perfectly seasoned. I look forward to trying your other instant pot recipes. Thanks Juli!

    1. juli says:

      yay!!! so happy to hear that, meghan!

  4. Deb says:

    Used this method to make ribs on Sunday – they were amazing! So excited to make them again!

    1. juli says:

      so glad you liked them, deb!!

  5. Kayla says:

    Hi Juli! Do you cut the ribs apart before you line them around the instant pot? I would assume you’d have to right? I’ve never cooked ribs before so I wasn’t sure if you keep them all together or slice apart prior to cooking.. thanks!!!

    1. juli says:

      nope, you should just be able to wrap them around in the instant pot. no need to slice before. and that’s a pain in the ass

  6. Andi says:

    I’ve got a monthly special of boneless country style ribs coming from Butcher Box this month; can this recipe be used for those? Thanks!

    1. juli says:


  7. Kristie says:

    Can you do two racks of ribs

    1. juli says:

      if you can fit it in your instant pot! the cooking time will have to be altered as well!

  8. Margaret says:

    Does the time change at all for a 3 lb rack of ribs?

    1. juli says:

      it shouldn’t!

  9. Liz T says:

    Oh wow these ribs are amazing. Too bad my @waldenlocal didn’t give me a larger portion. So easy to make. I made them with smashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Definitely making these again.

    1. juli says:

      glad you liked the recipe Liz!

  10. Christy says:

    Omg just made these today and they were amazing! Literally fell off the bone.

    1. juli says:

      awesome!! glad to hear it Christy!!