dry-rubbed baby back ribs on wood cutting board

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs - Dry-Rubbed

Flavorful spice blend, tender ribs, and no sugar!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Southern
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 89kcal
Author: The Foodie Eats


  • 4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. all spice
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 1 cup apple cider


  • Add all spices to a small bowl and combine well.
  • Using a knife, remove the silver skin membrane on the bone side of the ribs.
  • Liberally season ribs with seasoning mix on both sides. 
  • Add one cup of apple cider to pot, along with trivet. Place both racks of ribs on top of trivet. Lock lid and cook for 20 minutes at high pressure.
  • Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 25 minutes.)
  • Transfer ribs to baking sheet and place under high broiler for 5-7 minutes, until desired char is achieved. Watch closely to prevent burning.


Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 113mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.4mg