Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

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Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs – So easy to make. How to cook baby back ribs using a sweet chili dry rub that gives them a wonderful flavor. They’re fall off the bone delicious!

Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs on a cutting board

Last week one of our cooking show viewers requested that we cook ribs in the Instant Pot. We decided that was a great idea and came up with this Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe.

It’s a recipe that takes delicious to a whole new level. And I’ll let you in on a little secret… I’d never made ribs before this recipe. I’m not sure why because it was so, so easy!

Dan came up with a baby back rib rub that gives the ribs so much wonderful flavor. They don’t even need any salt; that’s how good they taste.

Baby back rib rub with baby back ribs on a cutting board

It’s a simple recipe with simple ingredients. And it also doesn’t take a ton of time to make. If you have an Instant Pot, you’re in business.

How to make Baby Back Ribs in the Instant Pot

If you love pork recipes, you may also enjoy our roasted pork tenderloin and oven roasted pork roast recipe.

Tips for how to cook baby back ribs in your Instant Pot:

First of all, gather your ingredients… You will need light brown sugar, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, ground black pepper, water, apple cider vinegar, baby back ribs, and BBQ sauce.

  • Rinse the ribs and pat dry.
  • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs; you can do this by using a knife to scrape up the edge, grab it with a paper towel, and pull it back.
  • Sprinkle and rub the rib rub all over both sides of the ribs, making sure every inch is covered with flavor.
  • Slightly fold the ribs and place them in a semi-circle on top of the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  • Place the lid on your pressure cooker, and make sure the vent is sealed.
  • Press ‘Pressure Cook’ and set for 25 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow it to naturally release before opening it up.
  • Pre-heat the broiler on your oven to ‘High’.
  • When the ribs are completely cooked, carefully remove them from the Instant Pot and place them on a cookie sheet.
  • Brush BBQ sauce all over the ribs, on both sides.
  • Place in the oven to broil for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs Recipe

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Broiled BBQ Baby Back Ribs on a Cookie Sheet

Kitchen tools you may need to make this baby back ribs recipe:

Instant Pot – You’ll need an Instant Pot to make these ribs.

Steamer Rack Trivet – You’ll need to set the ribs up on the trivet so they’re not soaking in the liquid the entire time they cook.

Cutting Board and Knife – We use our cutting boards with just about every recipe. They’re good for prepping, and (after washing) cutting and serving.

Basting and Pastry Brush – to brush on the BBQ sauce.

Cookie Sheet – This will allow you to quickly broil the ribs after cooking.

Knife Slicing Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs on a Cutting Board

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Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

Sweet Chili Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs are so easy to make. How to cook baby back ribs using a sweet chili dry rub that gives them a wonderful flavor. They’re fall off the bone delicious!

Cuisine Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 5

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the water and apple cider vinegar to your Instant Pot. 
  2. Place a trivet down inside your Instant Pot (we used our 8-quart Instant Pot for this recipe).
  3. Now mix together the ingredients for your dry rub: brown sugar, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, and ground black pepper.
  4. Rinse the ribs and pat dry.
  5. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs; you can do this by using a knife to scrape up the edge, grab it with a paper towel, and pull it back.
  6. Sprinkle and rub the rib rub all over both sides of the ribs, making sure every inch is covered with flavor.
  7. Slightly fold the ribs and place them in a semi-circle on top of the trivet inside the Instant Pot.
  8. Place the lid on your pressure cooker, and make sure the vent is sealed.
  9. Press ‘Pressure Cook’ and set for 25 minutes. 
  10. Once the Instant Pot is done cooking, allow it to naturally release before opening it up.
  11. Pre-heat the broiler on your oven to ‘High’.
  12. When the ribs are completely cooked, carefully remove them from the Instant Pot and place them on a cookie sheet.
  13. Brush BBQ sauce all over the ribs, on both sides.
  14. Place in the oven to broil for 3 to 5 minutes. 
  15. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Fall off the bone delicious baby back ribs recipe

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