Main Dish | June 6, 2017

Pressure Cooker Country Ribs

Ribs are a man’s best friends…but are they the cooks? Typically you have to boil ribs, slowly bake them for hours. Then smother them with BBQ sauce and grill them till they’re all nice and sticky. SO MUCH WORK. So how about we cut your rib time down by hours! This pressure cooker country ribs recipe is fall off the bone tender, smokey with a tangy sticky glaze you cannot get enough of.

An overhead shot of country ribs on a white oval plate and topped with chives

I made this pressure cooker country ribs recipe for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and we have made it 1-2x a week ever since. we cannot get enough of it! I’m telling you! It’s fast, easy, and amazing.

Ingredients for Pressure cooker ribs

You need a nice tangy smokey BBQ sauce! I love to use this one called Open Pitt.It’s sold at most stores in the mid-west, but if you live in the west try looking at Win-co or here.

An overhead shot of pressure cooker country ribs on a serving platter sitting on a light colored surface

Pressure Cooker Country Ribs

These ribs are not the typical “rack of ribs” you might be thinking of. Country ribs are a different cut of ribs. If you are unsure about what you are looking for ask the butcher he can help out. You’ll want to get country ribs bone-in. They are cut from the end of the ribs or the sirloin. They are also the meatiest part of the ribs. You’re getting that same great texture you get from rib meat but more of it. Best bang for your buck if you ask me.

An overhead shot of country ribs on a baking tray covered in a sticky glaze

Can I pressure cook a rack of ribs?

YES! you can totally use this method to cook your favorite beef or pork rack of ribs!! It really works on all bone-in meat. You an see my tutorial of bone-in chicken here too. They come out completely moist and sticky tender.


1.To make these pressure cooker country ribs, You start by seasoning the ribs with garlic salt and smoked paprika, both sides.

2. Sear them in a little oil. (this step I sometimes skip… so if you are in a hurry its ok to skip to the next step)

3. Pop them in the pressure cooker on high.

4. When it naturally released pull them out on a cookie sheet, or sheet pan. 

5.  Slather with open pitt or your favorite tangy BBQ sauce and  broil till nice and sticky.

Your (quite literally) perfect ribs will be done in about an hour. not 6. Every man will be kissing your feet after you’ve made this dish. Well, the whole family will be! Try making these cheesy potato fries and this salad to go with!

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5 from 5 votes
Pressure Cooker Country Ribs
Pressure Cooker Country Ribs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Want perfect, sticky fall off the bone ribs in an hour? Popular Los Angeles foodie blog Oh So Delicioso features their Pressure Cooker Country Ribs on their blog today. These country ribs will be everyones favorite, click here now for the recipe!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy pork ribs recipe, sticky ribs
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 321 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 3-4 lbs country pork ribs bone-in
  • 1 bottle open pitt bbq sauce or your favorite
  • garlic salt
  • smoked paprika
  • oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  1. Sprinkle both sides of ribs generously with garlic salt and smoked paprika.
  2. In avocado oil (or oil of your choice) sear ribs on both sides until you have a light brown crust.
  3. Mix 1/2 cup bbq sauce and 1/2 cup water.
  4. Place ribs in instapot or pressure cooker. Pour BBQ sauce & water over.
  5. Set digital pressure cooker on high for 15 min. allow to natural release.
  6. 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)
Recipe Notes

You can use boneless country ribs, or a regular rack of ribs and cook them the same way. finish them off in the oven with another layer of bbq sauce and broil!

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Country Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 109mg5%
Potassium 540mg15%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    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

  2. 5 stars
    my family, and extended family all LOVED these. genius to finish them off in the oven for the perfect crispy sticky texture.

  3. 5 stars
    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.

  4. 5 stars
    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!

  5. 5 stars
    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!