Fall Off The Bone Instant Pot Ribs





Ribs on the grill are beyond amazing but when you can’t grill because of the rain.  You have to substitute.  So I made my ribs in the Instant Pot and the meat fell off the bone.  My husband was like WOW they are so good we should do this way when we crave ribs in the winter.  So check out my easy recipe below.   



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What you need

2-3 Lbs. Rack Baby Back Ribs
1 cup of apple juice
1/2 to 1 cup apple cider vinegar 
1 few drops of liquid smoke
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/2 tsp of onion powder
the more vinegar you use the stronger the taste
1 jar of BBQ Sauce (any you want)




How to make

Take the membrane as much as you can off the back of the ribs.
Next rub in your garlic and onion powder.  
Then add in your trivet and all your liquid.
Next, place your ribs on the trivet.
Close the lid and turn on for 18 minutes.  


After the timer goes off let naturally release for 15 minutes then release any remaining pressure
While the pressure is releasing you will turn your oven on to broil high
Once the oven is ready you will place the racks of ribs onto a oven tray. 
Rub on some BBQ Sauce and cook in the oven for 5-7 minutes.  
Next add on some more bbq sauce if you want then enjoy your dinner. (optional)

Also if it is a nice day and you are grill already you can you can finish them off on the BBQ, if you prefer.


  1. Hey you forgot the pot I didn’t see it on your list at all. How much pot do you use and when do you add it.

  2. I am going to make these this afternoon and the only issue is that the broil on my oven is not working right now. So is the purpose of the broil for 5-7 minutes to complete cooking or simply to crisp up the outside? If I must put them in the oven after, what temp should I use and for how long? Hopefully I’ll hear back before I cook them in a couple hours. Thank you.

    • Yes, it is to crisp up the ribs. If you can place them in the oven at 450 it will work too. It might just take them a little longer.

    • You never double the time. You can normally put two racks in and do the same time. I do sometimes add 1-2 extra minutes but that is at MOST.

  3. Hello-

    I’m still new to the instant pot and feel stupid for asking since none of the other comments ask about it but when you say “close lid and turn on for 18 minuets” what button did you press?? I have my instructional manual right here and the manual says to press “poultry” for ribs — is that what you did??

    I overspent on meat today so… really hoping these turn out ???

  4. I have a question? Are you cutting the ribs and stacking them on the trivet? I’m planning to double the amount of ribs, if possible! I see some videos that are literally wrapping the ribs around the Instant Pot, no trivet! I’m going to make this tomorrow and thought I’d ask! Thank you very much for any help or suggestions you have to share!

  5. These were literally the best things I’ve ever eaten!! So delicious and easy! You were not joking, they did fall right off the bone! I’m officially hooked on the Instant Pot! My kids devoured these and begged for me to make them again this week!!

  6. I want to add vegetables to my ribs I have them on the bottom but don’t know when to put my cut up potatoes and sweet potatoes. Should I of done this in the beginning???

    • Personally, I wouldn’t cook together. I would remove my ribs add in your insert and then cook your veggies while the ribs are in the oven.

  7. I’m doubling the amount of ribs (or as much as i can get in my IP). Do I double all of the other ingredients as well?

  8. I want to make this but I am missing the vinegar. Can I sub for white wine vinegar or balsamic? Please help! I wanna make this today….

  9. I am really looking forward to making this meal ( side note my hubs bought me 1 hoping it makes cooking easier I’ve only don’t a pot roast so this is coming in handy) I went to the store to buy the specifics I’ll let you guys know how it turns out because I usually slow cook the ribs in the oven allll day but willing and ready to try a new Way thanks 🙏🏻

  10. Wow, it worked out great.i got the ode looked up recipe picked up ribs and about one hours later done! Then I made second batch.
    Thank You 🤓 so much

  11. I don’t have a broiler so I use the BBQ grill for a few minutes after I add the BBQ sauce to the ribs to crisp up and make the sauce gooey and stick to the ribs. (I place ribs on foil for easy clean up) Works every time and everyone loves them!!

  12. YUM! I made these ribs last weekend and they were so delicious that we have to make them again this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing this easy, delicious recipe!

  13. Oh my gracious! I just made these for dinner. A little extra garlic powder was the only change I made (there’s no such thing as too much garlic in my opinion!! 🙂 ). They were a crowd pleaser at the table this evening. So easy, so quick and so delicious. Will definitely be making then again.

  14. I’m gonna instapot only and then tear meat off bones put in a skillet to warm with some more seasoning to make some pork quesadillas

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