Instant Pot Country Style Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce is a comfort food like no other comfort food, pressure cooked in the Instant Pot. Pork ribs are so aromatic and flavorful thanks to the homemade Barbecue Sauce ingredients. This will quickly become a favorite Instant Pot meat dish for you, family, and friends!
Which Ribs to use for Instant Pot Country Style Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce
Country-style ribs are cut from the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder. They are meatier than other rib cuts, emphasis on the meatier part. You will get a lot of meat out of them!
They are perfect for your Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker. They cook fast under pressure and the meat just falls off the bone.
These easy pressure cooker BBQ country style ribs are flavorful and tender. They are perfect as is, or served over rice or mashed potatoes.
Instant Pot Country Style Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce Recipe in a nutshell
Homemade barbecue sauce is made with ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar (see complete list in the recipe box). By the way, you can use any of these: distilled, red wine or apple cider. We used apple cider vinegar.
First, the sauce’s ingredients are mixed right in the Instant Pot with the wooden spoon. Next, 1/2 cup beef broth is added to add more liquid to the pot to avoid “Burn” warning on the digital display. Finally, country style pork ribs are placed in the sauce and pressure cooked.
Next, Country Style Pork Ribs are placed inside the pot on top of the sauce. If your ribs have any fat layer on them, make sure to put them with the fat layer on top. Otherwise, before the pot comes to pressure, you might get a “Burn” warning. If that happens, open the pot, and flip the ribs – that’s all! As a bonus, you might get a nice sear on that side.
Once they are in the pot, season generously with salt and pepper.
Finally, the ribs are pressure cooked on Meat/Stew setting for 35 minutes. And if you would like to see what these are the ribs look like right after pressure cooking them in the Instant Pot, the picture is below.
This is that fat layer I was talking about earlier – it got a nice brownish sear after I flipped the ribs (I made the mistake of putting them with the the fat layer down which caused Burn warning, but at the same time seared them quite nicely:)
How to thicken BBQ Sauce after Pressure Cooking:
This is an optional step. If you desire to thicken the sauce a bit, simply add a slurry made with cornstarch and water, using the saute function to simmer the sauce until it’s thickened. I did not thicken the sauce in this recipe. It was not liquidy to my taste after the release of pressure and a good amount of the liquid had evaporated. The close-up picture below shows the sauce spooned on top of the ribs. As you can see, it’s of a pretty good consistency:
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Instant Pot Country Style Pork Ribs in BBQ Sauce is a comfort food like no other comfort food. Pork ribs are so aromatic and flavorful thanks to the homemade Barbecue Sauce ingredients. This will quickly become a favorite meat dish for you, family, and friends.
- 1 1/2 cups ketchup
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/3 cup Vinegar
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 cup Brown sugar
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoon Mustard powder
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 3 lb. Country Style Pork Ribs
- 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
- Salt and pepper
- Add the ingredients of Barbecue Sauce into the Instant Pot. Mix with a wooden spoon
Now add 1/2 cup beef broth and mix it into the sauce (this amount of liquid is needed prevent Instant Pot's "Burn" warning)
Place ribs on top of the sauce with the fat layer on top (to prevent Burn warning). Season with salt and pepper over the ribs right in the pot.
Close the lid, make sure it's in the "Lock" position. Turn the vent to "Sealing" position. Push "Meat/Stew" button which defaults to 35 minutes. Your pot will show On.
- Once the pressure is built up and valve pops up, the countdown will start from 35 minutes to 0.
When pressure cooking is over and digital display reads "L0:00", the pot will start beeping. Push "Cancel" to cancel the reheat mode. The digital display will show "OFF". Now just patiently wait for the floating valve to completely drop (this will take 10 to 20 minutes). Once it drops it is safe to turn venting knob to venting position. After it's done, turn lid to open position and open the pot.
Now turn "Venting" knob to venting position. Turn the lid to "Open" position and open the pot. The ribs are done!