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Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs

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Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs are yet again, another life-changing recipe.  Making ribs in your instant pot or Ninja Foodi is shockingly easy and the results are shockingly moist and delicious.  Slathered with barbeque sauce and finger licking and fall off the bone good!


I must admit that even as much as I LOVE my instant pot, I was not fully confident the results would be as amazing as people were saying.  People have been raving about their Instant Pot Rib successes and I finally just needed to try it out.

Instant Pot or Ninja Foodie BBQ Ribs

These Instant Pot BBQ Ribs are so delicious and moist I was initially shocked. I feel guilty even admitting that. I was thrilled with the results.  The meat was shockingly moist and delicious.


Once cooked in the instant pot, I slathered the top of my ribs with my favorite BBQ sauce.  I then broiled them for a few minutes to seal in the BBQ flavor and caramelize it a bit.

Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs

How to Fit Ribs Into Instant Pot Easier

To make fitting your ribs into your instant pot possible, remove the white shiny membrane from the back of the ribs.  You should be able to easily remove it with your fingers.


Can I Use Homemade Barbecue Sauce for Ninja Foodi Ribs

Yes! Feel free to reach for Homemade if your favorite brand of sauce! Any barbeque sauce will do for this bbq rib recipe.


How Long Do You Pressure Cook Ribs

I cooked these ribs for 25 minutes on the stew and meat setting on my Instant pot. It seemed to be the perfect time. Then you transfer to oven to finish cooking or swap lids in Foodi to crisp up.

Can You Use Frozen Ribs For Instant Pot Recipe

Yes you can use frozen ribs! Just make sure when you get home from the store you prep the ribs and cut to size before freezing. That way they fit into your pot, otherwise you won’t get to fold it up to fit.


You will use same cook time it will just take your Foodi or Instant Pot more time to reach pressure.

How Long Will BBQ Ribs Last in Fridge

Once cooked you can store your ribs wrapped up or in an airtight container in the fridge. The ribs will last up to three days. Then you will want to throw out any leftovers.

Can You Freeze Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

You can freeze your cooked bbq ribs. Place in a freezer bag or airtight container and then store in freezer for up to 1-3 months depending how you froze them.


Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat them. Then warm up in microwave or on the stove!

Sides To Pair With Instant Pot Ribs

Pair any of your favorite sides to your Foodi or Instant Pot Ribs!


And the list goes on and on. These ribs taste good with ANY side dish!


Give this recipe a try today and let me know how you like these barbeque ribs!


Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs

Look at how gorgeous these ribs look after crisping in my Ninja Foodi!


Instant Pot or Ninja Foodi BBQ Ribs
Yield: 8 8

Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Delicious & moist Instant Pot BBQ Ribs.  Fall off the bones moist and tender. 


  • 2 racks of ribs
  • 3 cups apple juice
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce


  1. Turn your pressure cooker on saute and add apple juice.
  2. Place your ribs, meat side down, in the pot.
  3. Close the pot and cook for 25 minutes on the meat/stew setting.
  4. Do a quick release. (skip to step 7 if using your Ninja Foodi)
  5. Remove Ribs and pour bbq sauce over the ribs.
  6. Place in your broiler for 2-3 minutes on each side. Enjoy!
  7. (Ninja Foodi)  Remove pressure lid.  Close the crisping lid. Press AIR CRISP. Set the temp to 400 degrees.  Set time to 15 min.  Press Start/Stop
  8. (Ninja Foodi) After 10 minutes open the crisping lid .  Brush your BBQ sauce all over the ribs, coating them well.  Close lid and resume cooking for the last 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428Saturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 25gSugar: 20gProtein: 16g

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