Instant Pot Pork Ribs are tender and full of flavor and are ready in no time. When your family has a hankering for ribs but you don’t have hours to get dinner on the table, this is the recipe for you.
This is one of our favorite recipes that our mom has been making since we were children. Growing up on a hog farm, we always had pork in the freezer and Mom always used this recipe when fixing the pork ribs.
In the summers and on Saturdays, Mom would fix lunch for Dad and Uncle Sam (and us, of course) and we’d sit down and eat as a family. That’s one thing both Barbara and I love about growing up on a farm.
What Barbara remembers most about having these ribs for lunch as a child is never having enough once Dad and Uncle Same got theirs! There were NEVER leftovers when Mom fixed ribs. That’s what happens when you get two hungry farmers in for lunch after working all morning.
While our family no longer raises hogs, pork is still a favorite protein on our tables. Now it just comes from the grocery store! These ribs are as big of a hit with Barbara’s farmer now as they were back then.
Instant Pot Pork Ribs
She updated this recipe by making it in her electric pressure cooker. They turned out as juicy as they did when our mom made them in the oven. She didn’t get started on these until after 11 a.m. and lunch was on the table at noon (that’s what time Dad and Uncle Sam came in for lunch growing up, and it continues to be lunch time at their house).
Notes about Barbecue Pork Ribs in Instant Pot
- Be sure to thaw the pork ribs before adding to the electric pressure cooker.
- Every Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is different so be sure to read the instructions!
- Use your favorite brand of ketchup and mustard we usually use what is on sale.
- The barbecue sauce that these ribs baste in make a great sauce to serve over rice or potatoes.
- Try our Instant Pot Sweet and Sour Pork Spareribs too!
Instant Pot Pork Ribs (Mom's Recipe)
- 2-4 lbs. country pork ribs not frozen (use the quantity that your family needs)
- 1 cup onions sliced
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
- Put the pork ribs in the insert of an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients, and pour over ribs in insert.
- Cook in the electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot at high pressure for 15 minutes.
- Release pressure using the quick pressure release valve.
- Eat alone as a main course meat or serve over rice, mashed potatoes or noodles with the sauce in the pan as a gravy.
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