Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot Apricot BBQ Ribs

Delicious, tender, fall apart ribs without the hassle of a smoker! These Instant Pot Apricot BBQ Ribs rival any smoked-all-day ribs for smoky amazing flavor!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, instant pot, pork, pressure cooker, ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 757 kcal
Author Garnished Plate


  • 3-4 pounds pork ribs your preferred cut
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1 cup beer I used wheat beer
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves


  1. Remove any skin from ribs
  2. Mix together dried seasonings and rub all over ribs
  3. Place rack in pressure cooker and pour beer in bottom
  4. Place ribs on rack and close lid
  5. Set for 25 minutes on high pressure (this will create "fall-off-the-bone" ribs)
  6. Let pressure release naturally
  7. Preheat oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with foil
  8. Mix together BBQ sauce and preserves and brush onto ribs
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Apricot BBQ Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 757 Calories from Fat 504
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56g 86%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 863mg 36%
Potassium 705mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 12g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 9.5%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 14.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.