Boneless country style BBQ ribs are one of our go-to easy family recipes that we all enjoy over and over again.
Making instant pot country style ribs has become a game changer. Now this is a hearty and easy meal we can enjoy on a weeknight and wait to start the recipe when we get home.
While I used to make these in the crock-pot, ever since buying an instant pot, this is my new favorite method for cooking country style pork ribs!
While the crockpot still does a good job, cooking instant pot country style ribs turns out even better.
Not only can you cook the boneless country style pork ribs in under an hour, but they are incredibly juicy and delicious ~ just as if you’d been slow cooking them all day in the oven or a slow cooker.
This is a fabulous recipe for anyone following a low carb or keto program too, each 4oz serving of ribs only has 5 net carbs.
There are very few ingredients in this instant pot country style ribs recipe, so that makes it even easier on busy weeknights!
3 lb boneless country-style ribs
1 BBQ sauce (plus more to add after cooking)- our favorite is Baby Ray’s, but here’s a sugar-free sauce you can make to keep this lower carb.
1 C beef or chicken broth
We love to make our own dry rub seasoning without sugar, it uses common pantry ingredients and it keeps for months. This is the same rub we use for our dry rub oven baked baby back ribs recipe.
Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
Spread the dry rub evenly on both sides. In all honestly, this dry rib mix is so flavorful that you don’t even need BBQ sauce.
Pour the beef or chicken broth into the bottom of your Instant Pot and insert your instant pot rack.Add the ribs to your Instant Pot, using long handled rubber tongs work great for this.
Pour the BBQ sauce over the ribs, and spread evenly with a basting brush
Cook on high temperature on the Manual setting for 45 minutes. Depending on your Instant Pot model, this might also be called Pressure Cook.
Natural Release the pressure for 15 minutes
Carefully remove the ribs to keep them intact and spread with more BBQ sauce if desired.
(OPTIONAL)- We like to broil the ribs in our oven on the top rack for 3-5 minutes to give a grilled finish to our country style pork ribs.
Supplies Used in This Recipe
Our Instant Pot – We purchased the latest model when we found it for a great price during a flash sale
A basting brush for spreading the BBQ sauce
Long handled rubber tongs – We love the two different sizes in this pack and use the long handled for many instant pot recipes and use the short handled for salads.
What to Serve with Instant Pot Ribs
Since we’ve been following a low carb program we usually serve these ribs with cole slaw or a kale caesar salad. Serving roasted vegetables on the side like broccoli, mushrooms, onions and peppers also make a great idea.
But of course all the classic fixings are great choices too:
Corn on the cob
Macaroni and cheese
- 3 lb boneless country style pork ribs
- 2 T dry rub seasoning mix
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce + more to baste after cooking
- 1 C beef or chicken broth
- Spread the dry rib mixture on both sides of the boneless country style ribs
- Pour the broth into the bottom of your instant pot
- Add the ribs to your IP using tongs
- Pour about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce onto the ribs and spread the sauce evenly with a rubber tip basting brush
- Cook on high temperature for 45 minutes on the manual/pressure cook setting (depending on your IP model)
- Natural release the pressure for 15 minutes
- Remove the ribs carefully and baste them with more sauce if desired.
- Optional - broil the ribs for 3-5 minutes to give them a grilled appearance
These easy instant pot country style ribs are simple to convert to a low carb, keto, gluten free or sugar free. Our low carb rub mix does not include sugar and you can purchase a low carb BBQ sauce, make a low carb sauce, or skip the sauce all together. The dry rub mix already has tons of flavor.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 4 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 384 Total Fat 25g Saturated Fat 9g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 14g Cholesterol 126mg Sodium 1049mg Carbohydrates 5g Fiber 0g Sugar 4g Protein 35g
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