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 89kcal
Author Gary White


  • 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