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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
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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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 757kcal


  • 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, but it can be gluten free (I recommend Holidaily or Glutenberg)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves


  • Remove any skin from ribs
  • Mix together dried seasonings and rub all over ribs
  • Place rack in pressure cooker and pour beer in bottom
  • Place ribs on rack and close lid
  • Set for 25 minutes on high pressure (this will create "fall-off-the-bone" ribs)
  • Let pressure release naturally
  • Preheat oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with foil
  • Mix together BBQ sauce and preserves and brush onto ribs
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned


Calories: 757kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 190mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 705mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2.6mg