Wanting finger-licking ribs in a fraction of the time, we decided to make use of everyone’s favorite countertop appliance for these instant pot country-style ribs. They were done in under an hour and finished in our favorite BBQ sauce making for a quick, easy, and satisfying meal that will become a staple in your rotation.

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Country-style pork ribs are often inexpensive and easily found on the shelf in the meat department, unlike certain cuts of ribs that can jump around in price depending on seasonality. And believe it or not, they are begging to be cooked in the pressure cooker.

Sure, you won’t get the heavy taste of authentic charcoal, but you can still spice them up with satisfying tastes and your favorite barbecue sauce to crush the craving.

Because of the marbling, these ribs love to be cooked low and slow in a braise, on the smoker, or with the pressure cooker. Like when we tested pork ribs in the slow cooker, these ribs came out tender, juicy, and tender in every bite without being so soft they fall apart (we’ll stick to pulled pork for that).

What are Instant Pot Country Style Ribs?

Because of the marbling, these ribs love to be cooked low and slow in a braise, on the smoker, or with the pressure cooker. Like when we tested pork ribs in the slow cooker, these ribs came out tender, juicy, and tender in every bite without being so soft they fall apart (we’ll stick to pulled pork for that).

Instead of firing up the grill, you can have delicious ribs in a fraction of the time! The high pressure of the instant pot allows food to be cooked in a short amount of time. The time-consuming part is letting the appliance heat up, but pressure cooking is so worth it!

Ingredients for Ribs in the Instant Pot

Find all of the ingredients needed at the local grocery store! You won’t have to look far.

  • bone-in country-style pork ribs – swap for boneless country ribs if it’s what you have on hand or find at the market.
  • orange juice
  • chicken broth
  • Head Country Hickory Smoke  Bar-B-Q sauce
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Kosher Salt
  • Paprika 
  • Cumin
  • Dried mustard 
  • Granulated garlic 
  • Scallions

How to Make Instant Pot Country Style Pork Ribs

  • Start by patting the ribs dry and whisking together the spice blend of salt, paprika, cumin, dried mustard, and granulated garlic.
  • Cover the sides of the ribs with the spice mix.
  • Next, prep the pressure cooker. Add the liquids to the instant pot, the orange juice, broth, and barbecue sauce. Whisk to stir. Toss in the garlic cloves.
  • Then, nestle the country ribs in the pot and secure the lid in place. Set the instant pot to cook for 20 minutes.
  • Once it has finished cooking, let the pressure release for 5 minutes naturally before finishing with a natural release.
  • Finally, prep a baking sheet with foil and preheat the broiler in the oven.
  • Brush the country-style pork ribs with hickory smoke barbecue sauce and pop them under the broiler until the sauce is just tacky. Flip the ribs and brush the other side with sauce and broil for a few more minutes until the sauce is just set.
  • Lastly, they are ready to serve. Pile the cooked ribs up and serve with sliced scallions and your favorite sides.

Girl Carnivore Expert Recipe Tips

Cook time will vary depending on how long it takes for your Insta pot to come to pressure. Take that into consideration when planning out this recipe. If the ribs aren’t fork tender when you open the lid, close it and set the instant pot for another 5 minutes.

When it comes to country-style ribs, they will all be cut a little differently with thickness variations. You may need to adjust the cooking time in your instant pot. But don’t worry if they aren’t perfect at first. Just close the lid and cook for another 5 minutes with the pressure cooker.

What to Serve with Country-Style Ribs

You can never go wrong serving your bone-in country style ribs with smoked potato salad, or a crisp salad! This easy meal is perfect for family gatherings or a night at home with your partner. Either way, top with scallions and serve up with your favorite side dishes

Leftovers and Reaheating

Storing your ribs is simple. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them in foil. Place them in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them by setting them on a pan and covering them in aluminum foil. Heat the oven to 250 degrees f and let the meat cook. You want the meat to have an internal temperature of 130 to 140 degrees. This might take about 30 minutes. 

​You can also reheat them in your instant pot following the instructions above. 

Recipe FAQs

What are country-style pork ribs?

You can find these packaged in thick meaty strips, about 1 1/2 to 2″ thick usually near the pork loins and chops. They are usually cut from the shoulder of the pig, which is why they have such great marbling and need to be cooked until the fibers break. The shoulder blade is often what you use for smoked pulled pork.

Can I use other cuts of pork ribs for this recipe?

Great substitutes for country-style ribs include spare ribs, pork belly, or bone-in ribs. Think baby back ribs or even lamb ribs! Either way, you’re going to end up with juicy ribs when you’re done cooking. Boneless ribs are also an option if you don’t like dealing with the bones. Place them in the bottom of the instant pot, just like the bone-in option!

Can you make these ahead of time?

Absolutely. Actually, these are great to make ahead of time and then reheat in the oven right before serving with a fresh brush of sauce with your basting brush.

More Pressure Cooker Recipes

These are the perfect ribs for the whole family. As long as you have a large instant pot, it’s an easy dinner recipe to add to the queue. Make it a new family favorite when it comes to instant pot cooking.

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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

5 from 14 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 5
Meaty tender little bites of deliciousness. These country style pork ribs cook quick with the help of an instant pot and are finsihed with a dousing of barbecue sauce for finger licking bites!

Ingredients  

For the Instant Pot Country Pork Ribs

  • 2.5 lbs bone-in country-style pork ribs
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • ¼ cup Head Country Hickory Smoke Bar-B-Q sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp granulated garlic

For serving

  • ½ cup Head Country Hickory Smoke Bar-B-Que sauce
  • Scallions

Instructions 

Season the Pork

  • Pat the pork dry.
  • Whisk the salt, paprika, dried mustard, and granulated garlic in a small bowl.
  • Seaon each country style pork rib, turning to coat all sides.

Pressure Cook the Pork

  • Add the orange juice, chicken broth, and Head Coutnry Bar-b-q sauce to the instant pot and stir to combine. Add the garlic cloves.
  • Nestle the pork in to the pot
  • Cover and secure the lid. Set the instant pot to cook for 25 minutes.
  • When the pressure cooker is done, allow it to release pressure naturally for 5 minutes before finishing venting with a manual release according to your pressure cookers instructions.

Brush with Sauce and Broil

  • Preheat oven to boril
  • Arrage the ribs on a baking sheet lined with foil.
  • Brush the country ribs with sauce and broil 2 to 4 minutes, until sauce is just tacky.
  • Carefully, flip and brush other side of the ribs with the remaining barbeque sauce
  • Broil another 2 to 4 minutes.

Serve

  • Serve with sliced scallions

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Notes

Cook time will vary depending on how long it takes for your insta pot to come to pressure. Take that into consideration when planning out this recipe. 
If the ribs aren’t fork tender when you open the lid, close it and set the instant pot for another 5 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 1058mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, barbeque
Author: Kita Roberts

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