This Instant Pot teriyaki ribs recipe is sweet and spicy all rolled into one. Fall off the bone pressure cooker ribs done in 25 minutes and just amazing! If you love beef or pork ribs but don’t have all day to make them perfect use this method, you’ll never make ribs another way again.
I am a sucker for two things at dinnertime, ribs and anything teriyaki! Combining the two for this easy Instant Pot teriyaki ribs recipe is just heaven I tell you! Definitely on the top of our list of favorite Instant Pot recipes now. (originally published 9/17)
Instant Pot Asian Ribs
We love baking teriyaki chicken legs in our oven but this method of cooking is just so much faster.
Now we can use the same sauces and flavors we love and have dinner ready in no time.
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For reference, this is the pressure cooker I have and use for all recipe creations.
Fall off the bone tender pork ribs with a sweet and spicy teriyaki sauce that you can make right at home with just a few ingredients (way better than the bottled stuff).
- Here is just how easy they are to make…you’ll never wait all day for them to cook in the oven or barbecue anymore
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Yes I too left it in the box for a few months after I grabbed this Instant Pot online. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but now it is so easy to sue!
Instant Pot ribs recipe
I’ve made easy crockpot ribs for years and yes they are great but they take all day…..
This way everything is made so quickly and turns out amazingly well. I first started experimenting with teriyaki recipes when I made these Instant Pot spicy teriyaki chicken thighs.
First thing you’ll need to do is remove membrane from ribs so they’re as tender as possible.
These were such a hit because I used my homemade teriyaki sauce instead of bottled. I’ve used soy vay with our Instant Pot teriyaki chicken, but I’d suggest this version.
I usually just cook 1 at a time but you could fit 2 racks of baby back ribs in my 6 quart. If you cut the racks into pieces, you can more likely fit more than that in your pot, especially in an 8 quart.
As long as your frozen ribs are already cut into smaller sections so they fit, you can use this recipe. With a pressure cook time of 35 minutes you can cook ribs followed by a 15 minute natural release.
I cut my rack of ribs into smaller pieces to fit into my 6 qt. Instant Pot. I wanted to soak up as much sauce as possible (if you have a larger one you may not need to cut them).
What I did is cut the rack into pcs with 3 ribs on each piece and put them on the bottom trying not to overlap them.
Then I poured the teriyaki sauce I made over the top so they are mostly submerged. If you are doubling the amt. of ribs in this recipe I might make 1.5x the teriyaki sauce so that there is enough liquid for the meat to essentially boil in the juices.
How to crisp your ribs:
- Follow directions below
- When done put on a baking sheet
- Put under the broiler for 4-5 minutes or until crispy on top for your liking
- If you are making Ninja Foodi ribs
- place ribs with meat facing up into air fryer basket
- pour liquid from pot into a bowl
Close your air fryer lid and set to 390 degrees for about 4 minutes or until they are as crispy as you’d like them.
Time needed: 35 minutes.
Instant Pot Teriyaki Ribs Recipe
- Mix sauce
In a bowl whisk together all teriyaki sauce ingredients like brown sugar and hoisin sauce. You can add black pepper too if you like.
- Add ingredients
Place ribs vertically in your pot in a circle, or cut into 3-4 ribs each piece and place with end of rib on bottom. Pour sauce over the top.
Close lid and steam valve. Set to high pressure for 35 minutes for 1 rack. Allow for a 10 minute pressure release when done. If cooking Pressure cooker frozen short ribs follow these instructions.
Remove the ribs and pour some sauce from the pot on top. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy.
Is pork or beef ribs better?
That depends on whom you ask. For me pork rules any day of the week! I feel it’s way more tender and falls off the bone easily. Country style is best if I can find it, spare ribs after that, baby back has the least amount of meat.
How long do leftover ribs last?
Allow them to completely cool (for about 30 minutes) and then store in airtight freezer bags or wrapped in aluminum foil.
- Put in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in oven at 350 F or in microwave in 30 second intervals, turning in between.
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Instant Pot ribs
Instant Pot Teriyaki Ribs Recipe
- Mix all sauce ingredients together well.
- If you have a 6 qt. pot cut rack of ribs into pcs. of 3 ribs each piece and place at bottom of Instant Pot or pressure cooker vertically so meat it not laying right on the bottom of the pot. If you have a larger pot you can just wrap in a circle with meat facing sides in one piece.
- Pour teriyaki sauce on top.
- Close lid, and steam valve.
- Set to pressure high for 25 minutes. (if doubling this recipe I would set to 40 minutes for really fall off the bone ribs)
- Do a natural release for at least 10 minutes.
- If you want a bit of crispy texture on outside put under your broiler for about 4-5 minutes to crisp the outside of the ribs.
- Pour some sauce from inside your Instant Pot on the ribs and serve!