Here's how to make the best sticky, fall off the bone Instant Pot Country style ribs. Instead of slaving hours slow roasting your ribs to get tender juicy ribs make them here in the instant pot in a fraction of the time.
*This recipe is for an electric pressure cooker. Not a stove-top pressure cooker*
WHAT ARE COUNTRY RIBS
These ribs are not the typical "rack of ribs" you might be thinking of. Country ribs are a different cut of ribs, they come from the shoulder of the ribs. You can purchase both bone-in and boneless country ribs. I highly recommend buying bone-in country ribs. Bone-in ribs cook to be more tender and flavorful. I love these ribs because they have more meat than a short rib and still coming out super tender and juicy.
What do I need to make Instant Pot Country Style Ribs?
For this recipes you will need
- pressure cooker, 6-8qts
- Bone-in country ribs- you can use boneless if bone-in is unavailable.
- smoked paprika- you can use regular but smoked gives it a nice grilled feel.
- your fav barbecue sauce!
- 1 cup water
How do I make instant pot country ribs
- sprinkle garlic salt and paprika on both sides of your
- Sear both sides of your ribs.
Why do I sear meat?
Searing is a technique to help seal in the juices of a meat. As a busy mom I honestly don't have time to do this step most days. So if you find yourself in that category don't sweat it. skip to the step of placing your ribs in the pressure cooker. But if you do have and extra 10 minutes then do it :)
Place your ribs in the pressure cooker
- If you are cooking a fair a mount (more than 4+) you will want to layer your ribs. Place a few down, dont over crowd them.
- Drizzle some your barbecue sauce over
- Layer another 4-6 ribs and repeat with the barbecue sauce
- add one cup of water to your instant pot
- cook your ribs on high pressure for 15-20 minutes, natural release.
- remove from liquid and place on a foil lined baking sheet.
- Coat once more with barbecue sauce. Brush it on so it is nice and coated.
- Broil for a few minutes to caramelize the bbq sauce making it nice and sticky.
Don't skip this last step!
While you can skip the searing you canNOT skip this step of broiling the ribs. It really is the frosting on the cake. It creates a sticky smokey outer layer that you would normally get after grilling or hours of roasting the ribs. Instead we have cut all that down under an hour.
You can marinate them in the spices and barbecue sauce. Keep Refrigerated and cook right before you need to serve.
Keep leftovers in an air tight container in your fridge for a week.
Yes! Broth is a great substitute for water It can help add flavor to your ribs.
What do I serve with instant pot country ribs?
These country ribs would pair perfectly with these nice and crispy Baked Dill Fries. You can never go wrong with seasoned potatoes.
Others Sides to Try!
These ribs are amazing with salads, veggies, potato salad you name it! Try some of these;
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Pressure Cooker Country Ribs
- 3-4 pound country pork ribs bone-in
- 1 bottle barbecue sauce
- garlic salt
- smoked paprika
- ½ cup water
- Sprinkle both sides of ribs generously with garlic salt and smoked paprika.
- In avocado oil (or oil of your choice) sear ribs on both sides until you have a light brown crust.
- Layer ribs in instapot or pressure cooker, lightly coat ribs with BBQ sauce. Pour in water.
- Set digital pressure cooker on high for 20 min. allow to natural release.
- After done, place on cookie sheet lined with foil. Brush BBQ sauce over both sides of ribs. Place in oven at 450 for 15 minutes. If needed to make ribs a little crispier broil for another 5. (this will depend on how your oven cooks)
This was delicious!! I used a pressure cooker and added carrots and potatoes on the second layer. Cook for 20 min as instructed. I made my own BBS (copied recipe) 1/2 c ketchup, 2T brown sugar, 2Tworchester sauce, 1T apple cider vinegar, Hot sauce to taste, 1 t garlic powder, dash of mustard powder, 1 t salt, 1 t onion powder, 1 T yellow mustard, heat to mix and spread small amount on rib in the pressure cooker, and the rest i spread on the ribs when I browned in my toaster oven. delicious
Jan Strom says
Looked forward to this recipe - so simple, few ingredients. Turned out too little liquid. Should I attempt this recipe again, I'll double the water - my precious stove-top pressure cooker is now blackened and the trivet is stuck to the black bottom. Instead of coating the ribs with sauce, I'll marinate them before cooking.and serve with a pitcher of heated sauce. Now, back to my damaged cooker!
Hi Jan this recipe is not for stove top pressure cooker it is for an instant pot or electric pressure cooker.
Made this recipe with vegetable broth and bar b q sauce. Pressure cooked for 36 minutes after browning (partially frozen) and natural release. . They were very tender and delish just that way. But did add sauce and broiled. Loved by everyone.
Thank you I was wondering what to do with the time. Mine are partially frozen also.
Do you use the oil they were browned in?
If I sear them in the instant pot. I just leave it in. If I cooked the oil in another pan I will pour it in an old can to discard it.
this is delicious, but it definitely took me longer than 55 minutes with the searing, the broiling and the warm up and natural release time.
I have noticed different pressure cookers also cook faster and some slower- some brands I refuse to use bc it is ridiculously slow!
anyone who has to ask a question as to "how do I save the leftovers", has no business in the kitchen...
Ha ha ha! I love this comment so much!
Very good ribs! I made the mistake of not slathering enough sauce on them when the went into the oven. Still were tender and delicious! I’ll make them again and slather the heck out of ‘em! Thank you!
We loved this recipe! Basted with Sassy2Carb sauce by Ken Davis to keep it low-carb. Also tossed some carrots in the pressure cooker with the country ribs, pouring in half a cup of chicken broth and half a cup of water. Will be making this again! Thanks!
Without being able to make these on my grill, I think these were a very good substitute. I added onions to the cook and, when I make these again I want to make them spicy!. Overall, I was happy with the results.
my family, and extended family all LOVED these. genius to finish them off in the oven for the perfect crispy sticky texture.
Wow!! This was so so good!! I will be making this way from now on! amazing! I have to make my own bbq sauce, but I'm sure that the one you recommend is amazing too! Thank you so much!! oh! I did not bake ours after pressure cooking. We were starving! So I used a broiler pan and broiled on low while I fixed our veggies. So so tender! Thanks again! :D