Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs- you won’t believe how tender and flavorful country-style ribs cooked in a pressure cooker are. Wonderfully juicy and slathered in bbq sauce. These ribs have lots of smokiness.

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs


Country-style ribs are one of my favorite cuts of meat.

What are Country-Style Ribs?

They technically aren’t ribs at all. They are cut from the end of the loin near the pork shoulder and contain small pieces of shoulder blade. Compared to ribs, they are almost all meat. I find they have just the right amount of fat and cook up wonderfully ten

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs


Country-Style Ribs are deicious baked in the oven, but so much better made in the pressure cooker. So tender, juicy and moist. Cooking them in the pressure cooker greatly reduces the cooking time.

Tips for making:

  • This 6-quart Instant Pot is perfect for cooking countrys style ribs.
  • Use your favorite bbq sauce for this recipe. I like one thats thick, smoky, and both sweet and spicy.
  • I like to give the ribs a quick broil at the end after slathering them with bbq sauce.

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs


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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Natural Pressure Release: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 554kcal
Instant Pot Country Style Ribs- you won't believe how tender and flavorful country-style ribs cooked in a pressure cooker are. Wonderfully juicy and slathered in bbq sauce. These ribs have lots of smokiness.

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 3 to 4 pounds country stlye ribs
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2/3 cup bbq sauce, plus more for serving


  • Combine all rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the rub over all sides of the ribs and rub it in. If possible refrigerate for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  • Place beef broth and liquid smoke in a 6-quart or larger Instant Pot.
  • Add ribs. Pour bbq sauce over ribs. Place lid on. Set to Pressure Cook on high for 40 minutes. Make sure the valve is in sealing position.
  • Do a natural pressure release for 15 minutes and then manually release the remaining pressure. Remove lid.
  • Carefully remove ribs from the Instant Pot and place them on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Drizzle them with more bbq sauce and broil them until they start to get bubbly and a little charred.


Calories: 554kcal

Recipe adapted from The Salty Marshmallow

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

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26 thoughts on “Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

  1. II would like to see the answers to these questions, because I have the same ones. Does no one from the site read the comments?

  2. I have made these ribs several times. I used Jack Daniels pork rub and refrigerated ribs over night. Also used apple juice instead of beef broth for a bit more flavor. Broiled using Sweet Baby Ray’s.

  3. Will this work for both beef and pork ribs? I assume it does. I like pork ribs better.
    This recipe sounds so delicioius. I am going to make it in the next couple of days after I finish the leftovers I have in the refrigerator.

  4. These are good.


      1. This is the second time making these. They are in the pot now. Gonna have left over pasta salad as a side. Just me and Hubby so I scale things down. I had two different BBQ sauces in the fridge so I combined them. Sticky fingers Carolina and local Brooks 51.

  5. They are in my instant pot now. No beef broth so a little chicken broth, with sweet baby Ray’s honey chipotle bbq sauce

  6. The only thing I did different is I marinated the ribs in ROOT BEER & KENTUCKIAN BOURBON w/ cloves and cumin.

  7. Has anyone made these without the sauce? I’m looking for a more basic flavor to blend with sauerkraut. By skipping the sauce, does that change the outcome? I’ve made these per the instructions in the past and they turned out great.

  8. I started mine about 35min ago. Let my 6 qt instanta pot. Then let them sit for 10min then straight to the oven. They looked great. In the oven 250 degrees Fahrenheit an it was fantastic. Great flavor and texture. Will make them again for sure.

  9. I don’t have the luxury of an instapot still in the old school, cooking 4 Lbs of country style ribs once the rocker starts I start my time for 20 Minute, I then turn off the heat and allow to cool and self depressurize naturally.
    Then transfer to a baking sheet, slather with Baby rays and broil 3-5 minutes, remove and ready to serve’

  10. Just made this for dinner tonight with semi-thawed 3.3lbs of country style ribs. For BBQ sauce, we used Sweet Baby Rays which is our favorite. When we took the ribs out of the Instant Pot, they started falling apart. I realized that 40 minutes might have been too long. Overall the flavor was great and we will definitely make them again with some minor tweaks.

    1. I am starting these now. I was thinking of reducing the time also. Im gonna set them at 35 with 15 minute natural release time. Wish me luck.

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