BBQ pork ribs on a plate getting ready to be served.

Instant Pot Pork BBQ Ribs

  • Author: Sheri Ann Richerson
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 pounds pork ribs
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ Sauce (affiliate link)


  1. Cut the ribs into three equal sections.
  2. Combine the spices.
  3. Place the ribs on a large plate and rub the spices into the ribs.
  4. Add the beef broth to the bottom of the Instant Pot (affiliate link).
  5. Place the metal rack on the bottom of the Instant Pot (affiliate link).
  6. Arrange the seasoned pork ribs into a pyramid shape by standing them on end and laying them against one another.
  7. Sprinkle any left over seasoning over the top of the ribs.
  8. Put the lid on the Instant Pot (affiliate link) and set the manual timer to 30 minutes (remember frozen ribs take a total of 60 mintes),
  9. When the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally, then place ribs on a broiler pan and brush with BBQ sauce.
  10. Broil for about 5 minutes or until the BBQ sauce is bubbly and slightly carmalized.
  11. Serve immediately.