These Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs couldn’t be easier. The instant pot saves you hours and you end of with rib that just fall off the bone, every time! And the homemade AIP BBQ Sauce recipe will be a hit with EVERYONE – not just AIP diet eaters.
How long does it take to BBQ ribs?
Normally it would take about 5-6 hours in the oven to make fall of the bone ribs. And even then, the ‘falling off the bone’ part wasn’t guaranteed. 6 hours is a long time and gives you plenty of room for error. The instant pot takes all the guesswork out of it and you get ribs that just fall off the bone in 45 minutes. Within an hour you can ben licking your fingers and eating up the yummy pork with the sweet BBQ sauce.
For the record, I found this method for cooking ribs in the instant pot over at my friend Jean’s site, What Great Grandma Ate. I have used the method along with similar ingredients in preparing my recipe. However, I have made adaptations so that it would taste best with my AIP Classic BBQ Sauce. Additionally, I made these ribs along with her White BBQ Sauce recipe for my non-AIP family and they loved it. If you’re intrigued by White BBQ Sauce (and have a few introductions including mustard and pepper under your belt) then I encourage you to check it out and leave a comment (because comments and positive reviews feed food bloggers).
What kind of ribs do you BBQ?
My grocery store tends to carry two types of pork ribs: St. Louis Style and Country Style. Country style gives the most meat but it’s also a bit more expensive. Honestly, both types work great for this recipe. I say just get what your budget allows.
How do you make these Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs?
1. Place the ribs on a baking sheet and pat dry. Sprinkle the salt, garlic powder, and onion powder over both sides of the ribs and then set aside.
2. Place the rack in the instant pot along with the apple cider vinegar. Then place the ribs on top of the rack, wrapped around the pot. Cook the ribs on pressure cook for 25 minutes. Once it’s finished cooking, wait 10 minutes then switch then switch to venting (quick release).
3. Preheat the oven broiler. Once the red stopper has dropped on the top of the instant pot, then remove the top.
4. Place the ribs, meat side up on a baking sheet. Brush with the AIP Classic BBQ Sauce.
5. Place in the broiler for about 5-10 minutes or until the ribs are bubbling and the sauce is dark.
6. Serve immediately with additional AIP Classic BBQ sauce.
Tips for making the best Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs
- I use this AIP Classic BBQ Sauce recipe.
- There’s a film that’s usually over ribs that can be removed for optimal flavor. However, I rarely do it. I always struggle with the time and dexterity needed to remove it.
- Dig out your instant pot rack for this recipe. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can get one here.
- You don’t need an actually brush to apply the AIP BBQ sauce. You can just spoon it on and then push it around using the back of the spoon. That’s what I did.
If you like this AIP recipe, then you’ll love these AIP instant pot recipes.
- Healing Chicken Broth (Slow Cooker, Paleo/AIP)
- Instant Pot Carrot Ginger Soup
- Instant Pot Ghee (Please note that this is a reintroduction)
- Instant Pot Apple Cider
- AIP Instant Pot Congee
- AIP Instant Pot Strawberry Rhubarb Compote
- Instant Pot Apple Butter
- Instant Pot Chicken Soup
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Instant Pot AIP BBQ Ribs
- Instant Pot
- Instant Pot Rack
- Baking Sheet
- 1 3-4 pound Pork Ribs Rack
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 cup AIP Classic BBQ Sauce about 1/2 the recipe
- Place the ribs on a baking sheet and pat dry. Sprinkle the salt, garlic powder, and onion powder over both sides of the ribs and then set aside.
- Place the rack in the instant pot along with the apple cider vinegar. Then place the ribs on top of the rack, wrapped around the pot.
- Cook the ribs on pressure cook for 25 minutes. Once it’s finished cooking, wait 10 minutes then switch then switch to venting (quick release).
- Preheat the oven broiler. Once the red stopper has dropped on the top of the instant pot, then remove the top.
- Place the ribs, meat side up on a baking sheet. Brush with the AIP Classic BBQ Sauce.
- Place in the broiler for about 5-10 minutes or until the ribs are bubbling and the sauce is dark.
- Serve immediately with additional AIP Classic BBQ sauce.
Helpful Info for All Recipes
- I always use extra virgin olive oil in all of my recipes unless stated otherwise.
- I always use Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt, unless otherwise noted.
- The majority of my recipes are strict AIP or include notations for reintroductions. However while I make every effort to label non-AIP ingredients and recipes sometimes they slip past me. If you have questions, please ask in advance.
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Gordeen Darbee Sherwood says
I’m fixing these for the first time tonight…
Making these tonight, the bbq sauce is amazing!! 🙂 Curious about increasing the time for two racks of ribs...
You could double the recipe however, you'd need two instant pots. One instant pot isn't big enough for two racks of ribs.
These just melt in your mouth - scrumptious!