barbeque ribs

Easy Pressure Cooker Ribs Recipe


barbeque ribs

Pressure Cooker Ribs Recipe Made Easy

Chef Hanna Maag
Melt in your mouth ribs made at home in under an hour!?! Yes, it is true!Don’t be intimidated by the pressure cooker anymore. This rib recipe will be the gateway into all this magic machine has to offer!
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • Pressure Cooker
  • oven
  • sheet pan


  • 1 rack spare ribs
  • 1 ea. glaze recipe
  • 1 ea. rub recipe
  • 1 can beer or ginger ale
  • water


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. kosher salt

Rib Glaze

  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Siracha

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 ea. yellow onion small diced
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh garlic minced
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • Black pepper


Pressure Cook Spare Ribs Directions:

  • Set up the pressure cooker with the rack in the bottom and your desired liquid. Water will work but I prefer to infuse with flavor at every step in the process. Add a can of beer or ginger ale it will work!
    Pressure cook ribs
  • (fill with water the rest of the way or until it comes just to the height of the rack approximately 2 cups.)
  • The ribs and rub…
  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. This can be tough I get a good grip with a dry clean paper towel and rip it off. Or just ask the butcher to do it for you.
  • Generously coat the ribs with the rub.
  • Place in pressure cooker standing up or cut into sections.
  • Follow your manufactures instructions for 20-25 min on high pressure with quick release.

Rub Directions:

  • Mix together all ingredients.
  • Split into two rub ribs generously before and after cooking ribs in the pressure cooker
  • After you have released the pressure it is time to transfer the tender fully cooked ribs to a sheet pan.*** Tip for a faster clean up, line the sheet pan with foil. Your welcome**
  • Before
    spare ribs
  • After
    ribs glaze
  • This is where the glaze comes into play. The sugar ( honey) in the glaze will caramelize under the broiler to create the ribby num nums we think of.

Rib Glaze Directions:

  • Melt honey in a saucepot and mix in fish sauce and siracha.
  • Glaze the ribs before caramelizing under the broiler or on the grill.
  • Last but not least is the sauce!!! I like to have this made ahead of time. Honestly, you can make a batch and keep it in the fridge for all your bbq sauce needs.
  • When the ribs are out of the oven slather those puppies in the sauce and you are ready to eat!!!

BBQ Sauce Directions:

  • Sauté onions till very tender then stir in garlic till just fragrant.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer till reduced by half.
  • If you like a smooth Bbq sauce then blend until smooth.
    barbeque ribs
Keyword Barbeque Ribs, BBQ, instant pot rice, oven, pressure coocker

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