Five Star Recipes

Tasty Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs

There is a new kitchen gagdet that people are falling head over heels for, including myself!  The electric pressure cooker (some of you may know it as the brand name InstaPot) is a wonderful tool for when you want a meal that tastes like it has been cooked in a slow cooker, but with half the time.

My husband is a huge fan of ribs; and when I saw a recipe that made them in the pressure cooker, I knew I had to try them out.  The best part about these amazing ribs is that you can make them with only 4 ingredients!  You probably have all these ingredients, minus the actual ribs of course, in your pantry.

Tasty Pressure Cooker BBQ Ribs

Serves 4-6



  • 3 lbs Pork Ribs
  • Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Water


Step 1:  Turn the ribs over and use a knife to find the thin fatty membrane.  Using a paper towel for grip,  peel/slice the membrane down the length of the ribs. This was not my favorite part.  I’m not a huge fan of touching raw meat, let alone pulling off fatty tissue, but it was worth it in the end.


Step 2: Sprinkle both sides of the ribs with salt & pepper.  Rub the spices into the meat.  You could also use other spices in this step such as paprika, or specialty BBQ spice rubs if you’d like.  Preheat your oven to 450 F so it will be nice and hot for later.


Step 3:  Add your ribs and 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker.  My pressure cooker is a Power Pressure Cooker XL and has a Chicken/Meat button.  I’m guessing those of you who have an Insta Pothave a similar button.  Press this button and pressure cook for 25 minutes.


Step 4:  After the ribs have cooked for 25 minutes, place them on top of a metal cookie cooling rack that has been set on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.  This parchment paper will save you the headache of scrubbing the cookie sheet later.  Squirt BBQ sauce all over both sides of the ribs and brush it on with a pastry brush.


Step 5:  Add the ribs to your preheated oven and cook for 10-15 minutes.   Delicious!  My husband said these were better than the ones he had at the steak house.  I would give this finger licking recipe a full five stars for sure!




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