BBQ country style pork ribs Instant Pot style are fantastic!! The most tender pieces of meat glazed with sauce of your choice at the end.
Ok we’re moving on to country style pork ribs Instant Pot style now! I mean they’re generally boneless which make them easier to eat and they get SO tender in a pressure cooker. One of many quick Instant Pot recipes we love. (affiliate links present)
When I got my other pot I made Ninja Foodi ribs and those came out great. BUT if you don’t have the air fryer function you can still make the outside crispy!
We did this same technique when making Instant Pot teriyaki ribs and they turned out great. If you prefer that sauce then give these a whirl too.
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Instant Pot Country Ribs
When summertime nears I start thinking about barbecuing, my favorite smoked ribs recipe with a pork dry rub. Some days I don’t get to preparing dinner early enough to do either of those methods though.
That is when this comes in really handy. There is a quick second step under the broiler to get the outside crispy but you can make them super tender and juicy in no time at all using this method.
- Rack of ribs, country style is different than baby back as there may not be any bones or just a bit but it’s closer to cartilage texture.
- Liquid smoke gives them a nice flavor.
- Apple cider vinegar, or apple juice cider
- Barbecue sauce
- Our recipe for dry rub (linked in the recipe card below), or use your favorite bottled mixture
- Beef broth is necessary for the pot to come to pressure
You could leave the rub off entirely if you wanted to, and the sauce is optional. I like LOTS of flavor though so the more the better if you ask me. OH, and you’ll need a trivet or small rack so the meat isn’t submerged into the liquid.
Ninja Foodi Country Ribs
They are really chops or blade steaks because bones aren’t really present at all. Instead it may have connective tissue and fat inside that should be eaten around. Great to bbq or pressure cook.
If you can find these I think they are up there with the best. With more meat and the absence of large bones that take up space and make it take a bit longer to get tender, we love ’em.
As with making any other sort of meat in an Instant Pot you will need some sort of liquid. This is necessary to essentially steam the protein and become fork tender. Water is an option if you have nothing else but broth is best.
Another thing you need to remember if you’re using this method is you’ll want a natural release of steam for a bit at the end. This will keep the moisture inside the ribs so they come out the perfect texture.
- 10 to 15 minutes will do it and once that is up just release remaining pressure and carefully lift lid off to go on to next step of browning.
Almost every brand will come with a trivet of some sort. I love this one with handles because then it’s easy to lift all of them out. Remember they will be so tender that a fork or tongs is likely to break them apart.
You can see how we prepared and stacked them up here in our pot. Whether you’re cooking boneless country ribs or even baby back ribs you could follow these same guidelines to make the same delicious recipe.
Time needed: 35 minutes.
Country Style Pork Ribs Instant Pot
Cut rack of ribs into smaller chunks, approx. 3-4″ per segment. Rub dry rub all over top and bottom of each piece.
Pour water or broth into pot with your liquid smoke and vinegar, them place meat on a trivet. Place rib pieces on top of the trivet and close the lid and seal steam valve.
Close lid and set steam valve to sealing position. Set to high pressure for 35 minutes cooking time with a 10 minute natural pressure release. Then release remaining steam and lift off lid.
(could alternatively cook high pressure for 45 minutes with quick release but I think the other gets them more tender and flavorful)
Use tons to remove ribs and if you want them crispy on the outside set on a baking sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
Set oven to broil.
Brush favorite bbq sauce on the top of each piece liberally. Broil for about 4-6 minutes or until tops are as brown as you’d like.
How do you know when country style ribs are done?
You will want to check the internal meat temperature for pork and poultry especially. For these you need it to reach 170 degrees F to be safe to consume. I have never had an issue using my Instant Pot where they were underdone, never. It has happened with our Crockpot ribs just once though.
Cooking country style ribs has never been so quick and easy y’all!! At the end you can either eat, spoon on some bottled sauce, or make your own with some ketchup, brown sugar and vinegar.
I typically am all about convenience and EASY recipes for your pressure cooker so I usually don’t make my own sauces. If you have your own mixture that you swear by though, by all means opt for that one.
In that case you can make some that are fiery and spicy for some guests and very mild for the kids in your home. I like a medium heat so I can taste the rest of my meal. lol
Want to try another method after this one?? Give our air fryer ribs a whirl too!
How do you reheat ribs and keep them moist?
If you use an oven set to 220 F with a little broth at the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 15 – 20 minutes, then check and see if you want them warmer.
A microwave works too, and your air fryer will work wonders believe it or not AND will crisp the outside. Set to 350 F for a few min.
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Instant Pot Country Pork Ribs
- Cut rack of ribs into smaller pieces, approx. 3-4" per segment. Rub dry rub all over top and bottom of each piece.
- Pour water or broth into pot wit liquid smoke and vinegar, them place a trivet in the middle.
- Place rib pieces on top of the trivet and close the lid and seal steam valve.
- Set to high pressure for 35 minutes with a 10 minute natural release. Then release rest of steam and lift off lid.
- Use tons to remove ribs and if you want them crispy on the outside set on a baking sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray.
- Set oven to broil. Brush bbq sauce on the top of each piece liberally. Broil for about 4-6 minutes or until tops are as brown as you'd like.