Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

  • 2 lbs. boneless country style ribs
  • 1 T. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ⅛ - ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper - optional
  • 1 ½ c. water
  • 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ T. cider vinegar
  • 3 whole garlic cloves, crushed
  • BBQ sauce - use your favorite variety

Lay the country style ribs out on a baking sheet.

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, kosher salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper (if desired). Stir well until there are no clumps remaining. Sprinkle the seasoning rub on the ribs, coating both sides and rubbing it in a bit.

Pour the water, Worcestershire sauce, and cider vinegar into the Instant Pot. Crush the garlic cloves and add them to the liquid in the pot. Add the metal trivet that came with your Instant Pot to the bottom of the pot. Place the seasoned ribs on the trivet in the pot.

Add the lid and lock it in place. Turn the pressure valve to seal. Set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. At the end of 20 minutes do a quick release of the pressure.

Place the cooked ribs on a sheet pan and coat one side of the ribs with the desired amount of your favorite BBQ sauce. Broil in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Remove the ribs from the oven, flip them over and coat that side with more BBQ sauce. Return to the oven for 3-4 minutes more broiling before serving.

  • Yields: 6-8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 40 minutes
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