dry-rubbed baby back ribs on wood cutting board

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs - Dry-Rubbed

Flavorful spice blend, tender ribs, and no sugar!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 89 kcal
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


  1. Add all spices to a small bowl and combine well.

  2. Using a knife, remove the silver skin membrane on the bone side of the ribs.

  3. Liberally season ribs with seasoning mix on both sides. 

  4. 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.

  5. Once cook time is complete, allow pressure to release naturally (will take about 25 minutes.)

  6. Transfer ribs to baking sheet and place under high broiler for 5-7 minutes, until desired char is achieved. Watch closely to prevent burning.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs - Dry-Rubbed
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 511mg 21%
Potassium 113mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 2.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.