BBQ Ribs


  • 2 baby back ribs
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cup barbecue sauce
  • If your ribs have a thin membrane over the bones on the backside, remove it by carefully sliding a knife under the membrane and peeling it away.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, mustard powder, and cayenne. Rub mixture all over ribs.
  • Place trivet in Instant Pot and add water. Place ribs on trivet so that they are standing up.
  • Secure lid and set to Pressure Cook on High for 20 minutes.
  • Follow manufacturer’s guide for quick release, making sure to wait until the cycle is complete before unlocking and removing lid.
  • Using tongs, carefully remove ribs from Instant Pot and lay them flat on a large baking sheet. Brush both sides all over with barbecue sauce before serving.
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