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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs Recipe

Written by: Lucas Johnson

These country-style ribs are my go-to comfort food. Cooked in an instant pot, they're smothered in barbecue sauce, tender, and full of flavor. Perfect for a hearty, home-cooked meal.

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You're in for a treat! I'm sharing my go-to comfort food - country-style pork ribs cooked in an Instant Pot, smothered with barbecue sauce and infused with flavors from fresh onions and garlic. It's a simple meal that packs a punch of flavor. Trust me, one bite and you'll be hooked - it's that good! So, grab your apron and let's start cooking.

Ingredients for Country Style Ribs in the Instant Pot

  • Country-style pork ribs: Tender and flavorful meat that becomes fall-off-the-bone delicious when cooked in the instant pot.
  • Barbecue sauce: Adds a sweet and tangy flavor to the ribs, creating a rich and savory sauce for a finger-licking meal.
  • Chicken broth: Infuses the ribs with moisture and depth of flavor, enhancing the overall taste of the dish.
  • Onion: Adds a sweet and savory flavor to the dish, complementing the richness of the ribs and barbecue sauce.
  • Garlic: Enhances the savory profile of the dish with its aromatic and pungent flavor, adding depth to the overall taste.

Essential Tools for Making This Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Essential for pressure cooking the country-style ribs to tender perfection in a fraction of the time.
  • Tongs: Needed to handle the ribs safely during the cooking process and when serving.

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes


  • 2 lbs country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the ribs with salt and pepper.
  2. Place the ribs in the Instant Pot.
  3. Add the sliced onion and minced garlic on top of the ribs.
  4. Pour in the barbecue sauce and chicken broth.
  5. Close the Instant Pot lid and set to high pressure for 45 minutes.
  6. Once done, allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing the remaining pressure.
  7. Serve the ribs with the sauce from the Instant Pot.

Nutritional value:

Per Serving in Calories: 450 kcal | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Protein: 30 g | Total Fat: 25 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 100 mg | Sodium: 800 mg | Dietary Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 20 g | Calcium: 50 mg | Potassium: 600 mg | Iron: 3 mg | Vitamin A: 100 µg | Vitamin C: 5 mg

Tips for Making Ahead and Freezing

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Prepare the recipe as instructed and let the ribs cool.
  • Store the cooked ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the ribs to cool completely before freezing.
  • 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.

Country-style ribs are not actually ribs but are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder. This cut has more meat and marbling, making it perfect for braising in the Instant Pot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a different type of meat for this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute the country-style pork ribs with beef ribs or even chicken if you prefer.
How can I adjust the cooking time if I have more or less meat?
If you have more meat, you can increase the cooking time by a few minutes. For less meat, you can slightly reduce the cooking time.
Can I use homemade barbecue sauce instead of store-bought?
Absolutely! Homemade barbecue sauce can add a unique flavor to the dish. Feel free to use your favorite recipe.
Can I skip the chicken broth if I don't have any on hand?
Yes, you can omit the chicken broth if needed. The ribs will still cook well with just the barbecue sauce, but the broth adds extra flavor.
Can I brown the ribs before cooking them in the Instant Pot?
Browning the ribs before pressure cooking can enhance the flavor, but it's not necessary for this recipe. If you have the time, go ahead and sear them for a few minutes on each side.

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