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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

  • Author: Rose Atwater
  • Total Time: 10 hours
  • Yield: 2 racks of ribs 1x


Just because summer is almost over and grilling season is coming to an end, doesn’t mean you have to do without ribs! These Instant Pot Country Style Ribs can be made any time of year and they are incredible!



12 racks of ribs
2 Tablespoons of coarse ground garlic salt
2 Tablespoons of seasoned salt
2 Tablespoons of seasoned pepper
1 Tablespoon of chili powder
1 Tablespoon of dry mustard
2 Tablespoons of Paprika
1 Tablespoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of celery salt
1 small bottle of liquid smoke
1 large bottle of Country Bob’s all purpose sauce
1 cup or organic honey


First, ribs have a membrane on the back side of the rack that needs to be removed. It’s on the opposite side of the meaty part of the ribs, and it’s silvery white, looks kind of like fat, but it’s not. Take a sharp knife, and start at one corner on the back side of the ribs, and run the knife under the membrane to loosen it. Pull it back just a little, and use a paper towel get get hold of the loosened membrane, and pull it off. You may have to do this in 2 or 3 segments to loosen and pull, as some racks will have a membrane that comes off easily, and others will take a little work.

Once you have the membrane removed, place the ribs in a flat bottomed dish (like an 11 X 14) and sprinkle with liquid smoke. Let the ribs sit for about 30 minutes, and absorb the liquid smoke. After 30 minutes, hold the ribs up, and allow any liquid remaining to run off into the dish. Lay the ribs back in the dish, and place in the refrigerator. In a Ziploc bag, place the garlic salt, seasoned salt, seasoned pepper, chili powder, dry mustard, paprika, onion powder, and celery salt. Close the bag and shake vigorously to blend all dry ingredients. Once ingredients are all blended, open the bag, and sit the bag in a bowl. Remove the ribs from the refrigerator, and with a Tablespoon, generously sprinkle the dry rub over the meaty side of the ribs, and press it into the meat. Once you’ve covered the ribs in the dry rub, cover the ribs with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight to allow the flavors to be absorbed.

The next day, remove the ribs from the refrigerator. Place the Trivet in the Instant pot, and add 1 cup of water, and 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce. Place the ribs on the trivet circled around, or leaning against the inside liner of the Instant pot. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn it until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to ‘SEALING’, and press the Manual button, and set the time to 30 minutes. Allow the Instant Pot to automatically build and release the pressure. Once the Instant Pot is completely done, and has released all the pressure (about an hour) make sure the pressure valve button is down, and gently, and with a pot holder, turn the valve to VENTING, to make sure all pressure has been released. Remove the lid to the Instant Pot, and place the Ribs in an oven safe dish. In a separate dish, pour half the bottle of Country Bob’s sauce, add the 1 cup of honey, and stir well. Pour honey barbecue sauce over the ribs, and place the ribs in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to crisp the ribs, and melt the barbecue sauce into the ribs. It will get a little gooey in the oven, which blends the dry rub and barbecue flavors together. Once ribs have browned a little, and sauce is gooey, remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy.

NOTE: You may want to double the dry rub recipe for 2 full racks of ribs, depending on how much dry rub is preferred. Dry rub recipe given will make enough for about 2 – 3 pounds of ribs, which is approximately 1 rack.

  • Prep Time: 9 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Beef, Ribs, Country Style, Country Style Ribs, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker