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 428 kcal
Author The Foodie Eats


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


  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove, serve, and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Potassium 720mg 21%
Protein 43g 86%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 5%
Iron 10.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.