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Tender Barbecue Pork Ribs Instant Pot/Grill

Tender Ribs cooked in instant pot and on the grill
Course Main Course
Cuisine BBQ
Keyword barbeque, pork, ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • instant pot or other pressure cooker
  • grill or smoker


  • ½ cup brown sugar for rub
  • 3 tbsp paprika for rub
  • 1 tbsp black pepper for rub
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt for rub
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder for rub
  • 1 tbsp onion powder for rub
  • 1 tsp mustard powder for rub
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper for rub
  • ½ tsp chili powder for rub
  • 3-5 lbs pork back ribs
  • 1 13 oz barbeque sauce of choice


  • Open ribs , rinse blood off , trim any excess fat (white film on meat) pat dry with paper towels
  • mix all ingredients for the dry rub in a mixing bowl. blending weel
  • generously rub the dry rub on the ribs
  • set ribs on the trivet in instant pot - you may choose to just bend the ribs and set in the instant pot or cut the ribs in sections
  • add 1 cup of water (or broth) to the instant pot -set manual pressure cook high for 30 minutes
  • let ribs slow release for 10 minutes-release any remaining steam and pull ribs from pot
  • put the pork ribs on preheated grill 250° smoke or grill for 30-35 minutes -enjoy!