Instant Pot Ribs

Perfect for Labor Day Weekend. This no-fuss ribs are simple as they are delicious! You can cook these ribs with just salt and pepper, slather them with the sauce and place in the broiler.You can double down on the sauce and use it to cook the ribs when they are inside the instant pot AND as your sauce. Both work, both are delicious, and both are addictive!

Serve with your favorite sides!

Quite simple recipe, you can use store bought BBQ sauce OR you can make your own. This is what I did.


  • 3 lbs of ribs
  • 1/2 cup of water or sauce.

If you are wanting to place some of this sauce/marinade in with the Ribs in the Instant Pot you will want to double this sauce marinade.


  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce (or tamari if GFree)
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter (or any nut butter you like)
  • 3 tablespoons of hot sauce (Cholula is the best)
  • 2 teaspoons of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vinegar (I used white, but you can use red wine if you like)
  • 1 tablespoon of dark brown sugar
  • Honey (I used two big squirts from my squeeze bottle)
  • Black pepper (a couple of grinds)
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
  • 4 tablespoons Chipotle in adobo sauce (more if you like it spicy)
  • Salt and pepper (If you are making them in the IP and then basting the sauce before putting them in the broiler)

Taste and adjust as you are making this. One time I added way more honey, so I added some soy to counterbalance. If you like your ribs sweeter by all means add more honey. Adjust as necessary to your palate!

How to:

  • Mix all of those ingredients.

My suggestion is to add the peanut butter and the soy first and mixing that. Don’t get to mix happy because there will be soy and peanut sauce all over the kitchen. Start slow and then add more liquids.

You also might have westiepoo running towards you (because peanut butter). Do not look at them in the eye. You will cave.

Disappointed and judging dog. He didn’t get peanut butter.
  • Cut Ribs to 3 parts (so that they fit in the IP)
  • Place tray inside the IP (it comes with it) so that the ribs are slightly higher. Add 1/2 cup of the sauce you made to the IP. Dilute with water if it looks too thick.
  • Cook in the Pressure cook (Pressure on high) for about 20 minutes. If you have super meaty ribs, cook for 25. Let the pressure release manually (around 15 mins).
  • Take the ribs out, place on a baking sheet covered with foil (best clean up ever), slather with sauce and broil for 3-4 minutes.

Straight out of the IP. Before the SAUCENING (yes, I made a word up)

Serve immediately with your favorite sides!

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