Pressure Cooker Ribs

The easiest pressure cooker ribs - perfectly tender with an amazing rub.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Barbecue
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 428kcal
Author Gary White


  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • brown sugar
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • allspice
  • chili powder
  • cinnamon
  • BBQ sauce


  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  • In a small bowl - combine spices together, making sure to break up the brown sugar (with a fork or whisk). The actual measurements are a "secret" from a friend, but just think of t this way... Use more of the spices listed at the top and less as you go down the list. Then season ribs liberally on both sides with spice mix.
  • Add 1 cup of water and a trivet into the pressure cooker. Place the ribs on top of the trivet. Lock lid, close vent, and set manual timer for 20 minutes. Then allow pressure to naturally release.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Transfer ribs to a baking tray and brush sauce all over the ribs on both sides. Switch the oven to low broil. Place ribs in the oven on bottom rack for 7 minutes each side. I recommend doing bone-side-up first.
  • Remove, serve, and enjoy!



Calories: 428kcal | Protein: 43g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 720mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.9mg