Bunkhouse Barbecue Ribs
By :Instant Pot Culinary Team
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Live your best Bunkhouse Boys life with these deliciously caramelized, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Best of all? It’s on your plate in under an hour. Yellowstone airs on Sundays at 9/8c, only on Paramount Network.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Dry rub
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
Ribs
  • 6 lbs pork back ribs
  • 3 cups Coca Cola (or other soda)
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
6 servings
Ingredients
Dry rub
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp chili powder
Ribs
  • 6 lbs pork back ribs
  • 3 cups Coca Cola (or other soda)
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
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Instructions
  1. Combine all the dry rub ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  2. On a work surface or cutting board, use a paper towel to clean and dry the ribs. Make sure to peel the white membrane off the back of the ribs.
  3. Sprinkle the ribs with dry rub seasoning. Make sure that you cover the back and bottom with seasoning.
  4. Pour the soda into the bottom of the pot and add the ribs. Close the lid on the pot using the pressure cooking lid and seal it. Select Pressure Cook/Manual setting on High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  5. When pressure cooking is complete, Quick Release the pressure.
  6. Remove the lid, and use a set of tongs to take the ribs out from the inner pot and drain the liquid.
  7. Brush the ribs with the BBQ sauce on both sides.
  8. Make sure that your inner pot is dry, then place the air fryer basket into the pot. Gradually add in the ribs and using the Air Fryer Lid select Broil at 400°F for 15 minutes.
    (Optional: brush on more sauce midway through the cooking process).
  9. Tie on a bib and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

A rack of ribs fits best into the Instant Pot standing on edge and curved around the inside of the pot.

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7 replies
  1. Laurie A Flynt
    Laurie A Flynt says:

    Excellent recipe. I made these today but added a tsp. of liquid smoke. They were perfect. I only would possibly change it by adding a little avocado or olive oil mist to the air fryer basket. The drippings were a little hard to clean. And as a lot of folks have commented, I used Sweet Baby Ray’s bar b que sauce but I didn’t need the whole 2 cups, probably about 1 1/4 cup. I think my ribs weight was 2.81 lbs, if that helps.

  2. mary m
    mary m says:

    Preheat fryer and then add a round of parchment paper. easy clean up, Imp to preheat without paper or it will burn up.

  3. Ann Alford
    Ann Alford says:

    What is the Air Fryer Lid????? Do I need to purchase a new lid and if so where can I get one

  4. Sheena
    Sheena says:

    These came out delicious. I’m so glad I tried this recipe. It was wonderful to have them done in such a short time and to not have to run the oven. I crisped them up under the broiler for a few minutes since my Instant Pot does not have an Air Fryer function. I also replaced the smoked paprika with cajun seasoning since I didn’t have enough.

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