Baby Back Ribs
By :The Essential Keto Instant Pot Cookbook by Casey Thaler
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This delicious entrée provides protein, iron, B12, and much more. The ribs are also a breeze to make, and are definitely one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes. Pair with cauliflower rice or a bowl full of dark leafy greens for a perfect dinner.
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.53
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Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grass-fed beef bone broth
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 - 3 lbs racks baby back ribs
  • barbecue sauce (Tessemae’sor other keto-approved brand) to serve
  • barbecue sauce (Tessemae’sor other keto-approved brand) to serve
Course Dinner
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Kid-Friendly, Meat
Duration 30-60 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
4 - 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup grass-fed beef bone broth
  • 1 tbsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 - 3 lbs racks baby back ribs
  • barbecue sauce (Tessemae’sor other keto-approved brand) to serve
  • barbecue sauce (Tessemae’sor other keto-approved brand) to serve
Votes: 19
Rating: 4.53
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Pour bone broth into the Instant Pot.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the red pepper, chili powder, mustard, hot sauce, oregano, salt, black pepper, and cumin together thoroughly.
  3. Rub mixture over ribs, then place the ribs in the Instant Pot, on a rack, with the meatier part of the ribs facing outward.
  4. Secure lid, and cook in Meat/Stew mode for 45 minutes (or until desired tenderness), with valve sealed.
  5. Switch the pressure release to Venting, remove ribs, and brush lightly with barbecue sauce.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can also place the ribs on a baking sheet, and perform the additional step of finishing them in the oven. They should take about 5 minutes, per side.

Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving
Calories 762
Total Fat 57g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 0.5g
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g

25 replies
  1. Lsabin
    Lsabin says:

    First time making ribs in my Instant Pot. The ribs were fall-off-the bone tender and tasty. I would recommend finishing them in the oven with the sauce. I didn’t, but I feel like it would have made them even better.

  2. Instant Pot
    Instant Pot says:

    Hi Lsabin,

    That is a great suggestion. When cooking meats, if you have some extra time when it has finished cooking, putting meat under the ovens broiler adds a nice crisp.

  3. Some guy
    Some guy says:

    I made this as my first dish, I’m not pleased with how it came out, its way to tender, the cooking time maybe too long, and i ended up with a soup with bones. I had no ribs to pull out. I feel that it was a waist of ribs.

  4. seancleary
    seancleary says:

    This is a GREAT recipe to build on-thank you! First attempt came out very good but could see taking out earlier and adding a little more time oven to bake in BBQ sauce. Then again maybe that would dry it out, dunno. On a 10 degree night in Minnesota, this gave us a glimpse of summer to come. Enjoy.

  5. Kokobean
    Kokobean says:

    I see others put there ribs on maneul for 14-25 min on high pressure for fall off bones instead of meat/stew button

  6. Mail2christine
    Mail2christine says:

    A great dinner thanks to this recipe!
    I finished the ribs, adding sauce & under broiler fir a few minutes.
    I will make this recipe again.

  7. dapypa
    dapypa says:

    I usually made these in a slow cooker for hours but these came out amazing in just 1 hour. I upped the time to an hour bc the pot was full but they came out just right. Highly recommend.

  8. DBHusband
    DBHusband says:

    I cut a rack of baby back ribs into 2-rib pottions. Put Spade L pork rub on for a few hours. Placed in instant pot on rack standing on end around pot with meaty side out. Probably could have fit 2 racks of ribs. Cookeed with 1 cup chicken broth on meat/stew setting for 50 minutes then released pressure. Brushed with store bought bbq sauce. Finished in 450-degree oven for 5-10 minutes. Came off bones perfectly when eaten.

  9. JayKat11
    JayKat11 says:

    Absolutely delicious. Had to make a second batch right away cause my husband and son devoured the first batch.

  10. Karen.murnaghan@ns.sympatico.ca
    Karen.murnaghan@ns.sympatico.ca says:

    Great recipe. I cooked approx. 7lbs (approx 3.2 kg). I doubled the recipe. Set the cooker for 60 min. Then took 15-20 min for vent to release. Brushed on store bought barbeque sauce and broiled for 5 min. Fall off the bone. Probably could have set the cooker at 45-50 min and still would have been well done.

  11. Biddy01
    Biddy01 says:

    Incredible! So easy and quick to make! I finished it off with some Bar-B-Q sauce and put in the oven at 450 for 15 minutes! Yumbo!!!!!

  12. Monzongo
    Monzongo says:

    This looks great and I’ll give it a try soon, I found it however in the “kid friendly” section of the instant pot recipe app. Seems too spicey, of course I could modify it by leaving out the hot sauce etc, and that’s just what I’ll do

  13. Dana&Martha
    Dana&Martha says:

    Tried these today with a package of ribs that clocked in just a whisker under 3 pounds. Due to our recent experiences with our Instant Pot, and also because of some above comments, we reduced cooking times greatly (tried 20 minutes on high pressure) and vented pressure at end (quick release). The results tasted great but still were overcooked — mealy or perhaps “punky.” I was hoping for something akin to Famous Dave’s but these weren’t them.

    This was our fifth recipe out of our new Instant Pot Max and everything has been overcooked, including the All-American Pot Roast which was overdone and dry and my wife wouldn’t eat it. I’m wondering if our unit is defective?

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