Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Cherry BBQ Sauce

These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.

These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.

Instant Pot Baby Back Pork Ribs are seasoned with a dry rub then cooked to perfection in just 30 mins then finished off under the broiler with a homemade dark cherry sauce for a mouth-watering, caramelized crust.

If the weather is nice, they can be finished off on the grill instead!

These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.
These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.

Can you Substitute Spare Ribs for Baby Back Ribs

Yes! If you prefer spare ribs, this recipe will work well for them too.

Spare ribs are bigger and meater, so the cook time changes from 30 mins to 35 minutes with a full natural release to help get the ribs really tender.

These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.

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These quick and easy Instant Pot baby back ribs are perfectly tender with a hint of spice and smothered in a homemade Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce.

How to Make Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Cherry BBQ Sauce

Makes: 4 Servings | Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

1 t. garlic powder
1 t. chili powder
1 t. dried rosemary
1 t. ground cumin
½ t. cinnamon
¼ t. cayenne pepper
½ t. smoked paprika
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2½ – 3 lbs. baby back ribs
1 c. beef stock (or water)
Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce (or BBQ sauce of choice)

Directions:

Combine ingredients for the dry rub in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

Carefully remove membrane from back of baby back ribs with a sharp knife, if necessary. Cut the ribs into 3 or 4 equal-sized parts and work the dry rub into each section on both sides. Set aside.

Add beef broth or water to Instant Pot and insert the metal rack. Place the seasoned ribs on their sides on top of the insert. (Do not stack them flat on top of each other).

Lock the Instant Pot lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Set the “Manual” setting to high for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

Once cooking time is complete, do a quick release (QR) by flipping the sealing valve to the “Venting” position. Unlock and remove the Instant Pot lid and carefully transfer ribs to prepared baking sheet. Brush ribs with a generous amount of BBQ sauce on each side.

Pre-heat broiler to high and broil the ribs for 3-5 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly before cutting into individual portions. Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Cherry BBQ Sauce
Yield: 4 servings

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs with Cherry BBQ Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. chili powder
  • 1 t. dried rosemary
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. cinnamon
  • ¼ t. cayenne pepper
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2½ - 3 lbs. baby back ribs
  • 1 c. beef stock (or water)
  • Dark Cherry BBQ Sauce* (or BBQ sauce of choice)

Instructions

1.    Combine ingredients for the dry rub in a small bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

2.    Carefully remove membrane from back of baby back ribs with a sharp knife, if necessary. Cut the ribs into 3 or 4 equal-sized parts and work the dry rub into each section on both sides. Set aside.

3.    Add beef broth or water to Instant Pot and insert the metal rack. Place the seasoned ribs on their sides on top of the insert. (Do not stack them flat on top of each other).

4.    Lock the Instant Pot lid into place and flip the pressure valve to “Sealing.” Set the “Manual” setting to high for 30 minutes.

5.    Meanwhile, line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside.

6.    Once cooking time is complete, do a quick release (QR) by flipping the sealing valve to the “Venting” position. Unlock and remove the Instant Pot lid and carefully transfer ribs to prepared baking sheet. Brush ribs with a generous amount of BBQ sauce on each side.

7.    Pre-heat broiler to high and broil the ribs for 3-5 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove from oven and cool slightly before cutting into individual portions. Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.



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