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Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe


Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

This instant pot boneless pork ribs recipe is my go-to for a quick, flavorful dinner. Tender, juicy ribs smothered in barbecue sauce - it's comfort food at its finest!

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Hey there! I've got this super tasty instant pot recipe for boneless pork ribs. It's packed full of flavor, thanks to a blend of spices, barbecue sauce, and broth. Ridiculously easy to prepare, with that fall-apart tenderness you crave. Trust me, once you get a taste of this, there's no going back. It's an all-time personal favourite! Ready? Let's get cooking.

Ingredients for Delicious Boneless Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot

  • Boneless pork ribs: Tender and flavorful meat that cooks quickly, perfect for this recipe's short cooking time in the Instant Pot.
  • Barbecue sauce: Adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the pork ribs, creating a classic barbecue taste that everyone loves.
  • Beef or chicken broth: Infuses the pork ribs with rich and savory flavors, keeping them moist and tender during the cooking process.

Essential Tools and Equipment for Making Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs

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

Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

This Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe is a quick and easy way to enjoy tender and flavorful pork ribs in just 40 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal


  • Instant Pot


Main Ingredients

  • 2 lbs boneless pork ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • to taste Salt and pepper


  • Season the boneless pork ribs with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour barbecue sauce and broth into the Instant Pot.
  • Add the seasoned pork ribs to the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and set the Instant Pot to high pressure for 30 minutes.
  • Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the pork ribs from the Instant Pot and brush with additional barbecue sauce if desired.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!


Calories: 450kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 35gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 800mgPotassium: 600mgFiber: 1gSugar: 15gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Easy Recipe, Instant Pot, Pork Ribs
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Preparing and Storing Boneless Pork Ribs for Later

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the boneless pork ribs as per the recipe.
  • Once cooked, allow the pork ribs to cool completely.
  • Store the cooked pork ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Cook the boneless pork ribs according to the recipe.
  • Let the pork ribs cool down entirely.
  • Place the ribs in a freezer-safe container or bag, removing as much air as possible.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When cooking boneless pork ribs in an Instant Pot, adding a splash of apple cider vinegar to the cooking liquid can help tenderize the meat and add a subtle tangy flavor to the dish.

Common Questions About Cooking Boneless Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot

Can I use bone-in pork ribs instead of boneless for this recipe?
Yes, you can use bone-in pork ribs, but you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly to ensure they are tender.
Can I use a different sauce other than barbecue sauce?
Absolutely, feel free to experiment with different sauces to suit your taste preferences, such as teriyaki, honey mustard, or buffalo sauce.
Do I need to sear the pork ribs before cooking them in the Instant Pot?
Searing the pork ribs before cooking is optional but can add extra flavor and texture to the dish.
Can I double the recipe if I have a larger Instant Pot?
Yes, you can double the ingredients, but make sure not to fill the Instant Pot past its maximum fill line to avoid any issues with pressure buildup.
How can I make the pork ribs more tender if they turn out tough?
If the pork ribs turn out tough, you can cook them for an additional 5-10 minutes in the Instant Pot to help tenderize them further.

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