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Instant Pot Beef Spare Ribs Recipe

Written by: Emily Smith

Whipping up my instant pot beef spare ribs is a breeze! Just toss everything in, let it cook, and voila - tender, flavorful ribs that'll have everyone asking for seconds.

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I'm always on the hunt for quick meals that pack a flavor punch. These Instant Pot beef spare ribs hit the spot every time. Tender, juicy meat falls off the bone, swimming in a savory-sweet sauce that'll have you licking your fingers. Best part? Minimal effort required. Just toss everything in, set it, and forget it. Perfect for busy weeknights or impressing dinner guests without breaking a sweat. Trust me, once you try this recipe, it'll become your go-to for satisfying comfort food cravings.

Ingredients for Delicious Instant Pot Beef Spare Ribs

  • Beef spare ribs: Tender and flavorful cut of meat that becomes succulent and fall-off-the-bone when cooked in the Instant Pot.
  • Beef broth: Infuses rich beefy flavor into the spare ribs while also providing moisture for a deliciously tender result.
  • Soy sauce: Adds a savory umami depth to the dish, enhancing the overall flavor profile of the spare ribs.
  • Brown sugar: Balances out the saltiness of the soy sauce and adds a touch of sweetness to the savory spare ribs.
  • Garlic: Provides aromatic flavor to the spare ribs, complementing the beef and soy sauce for a well-rounded taste.
  • Ginger: Adds a subtle warmth and zing to the spare ribs, elevating the dish with its unique and aromatic flavor.

Essential Tools for Making Beef Spare Ribs in the Instant Pot

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the beef spare ribs quickly and efficiently.
  • Tongs: Needed to safely remove the spare ribs from the Instant Pot without damaging them.

Instant Pot Beef Spare Ribs Recipe

This Instant Pot Beef Spare Ribs Recipe is a quick and delicious way to enjoy tender and flavorful ribs. Perfect for a family dinner!
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
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs beef spare ribs
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 0.5 cup soy sauce
  • 0.25 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ginger, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Green onions for garnish


  • Season the spare ribs with salt and pepper.
  • In the Instant Pot, combine beef broth, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger.
  • Add the spare ribs to the Instant Pot, ensuring they are coated with the sauce.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 45 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Carefully remove the spare ribs from the Instant Pot and garnish with chopped green onions.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


For extra flavor, you can marinate the ribs in the sauce for a few hours before cooking.

Nutrition value:

Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 30gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 1200mgPotassium: 500mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg


Keyword Beef, Instant Pot, Spare Ribs
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Prep and Storage Tips for Instant Pot Beef Spare Ribs

Make Ahead Instructions

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

Freezing Instructions

  • After cooking, let the spare ribs cool down.
  • Place the spare ribs in a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • To reheat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and warm in the oven or microwave.

Be sure to let the spare ribs rest for a few minutes after cooking to allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more flavorful and tender meat.

Common Questions About Making Beef Spare Ribs in the Instant Pot

Can I use pork spare ribs instead of beef spare ribs for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute pork spare ribs for beef spare ribs in this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly as pork spare ribs may cook faster.
Can I use low-sodium soy sauce in this recipe?
Absolutely, you can use low-sodium soy sauce if you prefer to reduce the sodium content in the dish. It will not significantly affect the overall flavor.
Do I have to use an Instant Pot, or can I use a different type of pressure cooker?
You can use a different type of pressure cooker if you don't have an Instant Pot. Just follow the manufacturer's instructions for cooking times and settings.
Can I prepare this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later?
Yes, you can prepare this recipe ahead of time and reheat it later. Store the cooked spare ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat them in the microwave or oven when ready to eat.
Can I freeze the leftover spare ribs?
Yes, you can freeze the leftover spare ribs for future meals. Allow them to cool completely, then store them in a freezer-safe container or bag. Reheat them from frozen in the oven or microwave when needed.

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