Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot is the easiest rib recipe ever!

Pork rib tips and a dash of seasonings are all it takes to get juicy, mouth-watering, tender ribs that taste like you brought the barbecue indoors!

Enjoy ribs for dinner anytime the craving hits with this uber-easy recipe!

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Best “Fall off the Bone” Ribs in the Instant Pot

  • The Instant Pot makes this recipe so easy to make! Just season it, set it, and forget it!
  • Now, two-ingredient ribs can be made in less than an hour, instead of hours in the oven.
  • With minimal prep, pork ribs in the Instant Pot are fall-off-the-bone tender and tasty!
  • Pork rib tips are always a hit at parties and picnics. Double the recipe and keep them warm in the Instant Pot and guests can help themselves.
Instant Pot Rib Tips

Ingredients & Variations

Pork – Also known as pork brisket, boneless pork rib tips are smaller and extra tasty due to their cartilage content. Fresh or frozen tips can also be used. Beef bone-in roast ribs can be used, but be sure they are thawed before using

Seasonings – Buy adobo seasoning or make it and have some extra for future chicken, beef, pork, and fish recipes. Or season them lightly with homemade seasoned salt if desired.

Variations – Slather on a rich and robust BBQ sauce or some honey mustard dressing, anything goes! Cook them in chicken or beef broth instead of water for extra savory and flavorful ribs.

Instant Pot Rib Tips

How to Cook Ribs in the Instant Pot

Easy Instant Pot ribs are tender fall-off-the-bone deliciousness!

  1. Season ribs and place them on a trivet in the Instant Pot with one cup of water.
  2. Pressure cook on HIGH for 40 minutes. Allow for a natural release.
  3. Serve with BBQ sauce or grill until lightly charred on both sides before serving.
Instant Pot Rib Tips

Tips for Tender Ribs

  • Be sure to use a ‘natural release’ to make the ribs extra tender.
  • Keep ribs in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 4 days.
  • The best and fastest way to reheat ribs is to place them in the microwave until they are heated through again.
  • Or, place them under the oven broiler for a few minutes to reheat.

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Instant Pot Ribs

These Instant Pot ribs are fall off the bone tender, sweet, and delicious.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Pressure Build And Release Time 28 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author I Don’t Have Time For That


6 qt Instant Pot


  • 3-4 pounds pork rib tips
  • 2 tablespoons Adobo All Purpose Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 cup water


  • Rub seasoning over pork rib tips.
  • Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and then stack the rib tips on the Instant Pot trivet and place the trivet in the inner pot.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Add 40 minutes high pressure cook time.
  • Allow for a natural release and then when the pressure has all been let out, either serve the tib tips with barbecue sauce or finish on the grill for 1-2 minutes on each side and then serve.


Leftovers will keep in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 642kcal | Protein: 65g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 1081mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.9mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. 5 stars
    New to instant pot… wanted a simple guide… Ashley’ helped me kill it first time out! I’ve never used an instant pot until tonight… 16Jan2022. I didn’t have a trivet… didn’t use one… I do have a process for ribs in the oven in water, et cetera, but that takes hours. I just wanted tips, easy… and this did it!

    Thank you, Ashley!


    1. Hi Cora, we have not tried putting the rib tips in frozen before. I would thaw them fully and then follow the recipe as written, if time allows!

  2. 5 stars
    This is my go-to ri s recipe. I’ve made many times and the entire family loves them – even my 2 boys who are very picky about their meat. It is in regular rotation at our house.

  3. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight and it was spot on!!! The ribs fell clean off the bone. Once done, I laid them out on a foil lined baking sheet and slathered them up with some bbq sauce and stuck them under a high broiler for about 10 minutes and perfection!!!

      1. Hi Kimberley, we have only tried this recipe as written so I can’t say for sure, let us know if you decide to try it though!