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Instant Pot Beef Ribs Recipe: Tender & Juicy Instant Pot Beef Ribs Recipe: Tender & Juicy


Instant Pot Beef Ribs Recipe: Tender & Juicy

Written by: Emily Smith

This instant pot beef ribs recipe is my go-to for a hearty meal. Tender, flavorful ribs slathered in BBQ sauce, all done in under an hour. It's a game-changer, trust me!

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Here's my secret, folks - my fall-off-the-bone Instant Pot Beef Ribs. Saucy, tender, and irresistible, every bite of these ribs guarantees a flavorful explosion. Trust me, once you try cooking ribs this way, there's no turning back. Ready to impress your family or maybe your own taste buds? Let's dive right in!

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Beef Ribs

  • Beef ribs: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that becomes succulent and fall-off-the-bone after pressure cooking in the Instant Pot.
  • Beef broth: Infuses rich beefy flavor into the ribs while also providing moisture for a tender and juicy end result.
  • BBQ sauce: Adds a sweet and tangy flavor profile, caramelizing beautifully under the broiler for a sticky and delicious finish.

Essential Tools for Making Tender Beef Ribs in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef ribs quickly and efficiently.
  • Tongs: Needed to safely handle and turn the beef ribs during cooking and when brushing with bbq sauce.

Instant Pot Beef Ribs Recipe: Tender & Juicy

This Instant Pot Beef Ribs recipe is perfect for a quick and delicious meal. The beef ribs are seasoned to perfection and cooked until tender and juicy. Finish them under the broiler for a caramelized BBQ sauce finish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 450 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef ribs
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 0.5 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season beef ribs with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour beef broth into the Instant Pot, then add the seasoned beef ribs.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes, then quick release any remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the beef ribs from the Instant Pot and brush with BBQ sauce.
  • Optional: Finish under the broiler for a few minutes to caramelize the BBQ sauce.
  • Serve and enjoy!


For best results, use a high-quality BBQ sauce. You can also add a splash of liquid smoke to the beef broth for an extra smoky flavor.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 30gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg


Keyword BBQ, Beef Ribs, Instant Pot
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Preparing and Storing Instant Pot Beef Ribs for Later

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the beef ribs as per the recipe.
  • Allow the ribs to cool completely.
  • Store the cooked beef ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking and cooling the beef ribs, place them in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then warm in the oven or microwave before serving.

Beef ribs are best when cooked low and slow to break down the tough connective tissues and create tender, flavorful meat.

Common Questions About Cooking Beef Ribs in the Instant Pot

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can use pork ribs or even chicken if you prefer. Adjust cooking times accordingly.
Can I skip the broiling step at the end?
Yes, you can skip the broiling step if you prefer. It just helps to caramelize the bbq sauce for added flavor.
Can I use water instead of beef broth?
You can use water instead of beef broth, but using beef broth will give the dish a richer flavor.
How can I make this recipe spicier?
To make this recipe spicier, you can add some cayenne pepper, hot sauce, or red pepper flakes to the seasoning.
Can I double the recipe in the instant pot?
It's best not to double the recipe in the instant pot to ensure even cooking. It's recommended to cook in batches if needed.

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