Make these Pressure Cooker Ribs with homemade dry rub & BBQ sauce in less than an hour. Tender ribs with incredible depths of smoky & sweet flavors
Servings Prep Time
2-3servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
2-3servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1rack baby back ribs
  • 2 carrotsroughly chopped
  • 2-3drops liquid smoke
  • 3tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2teaspoons chili powder
  • 2teaspoons black pepper
  • 1teaspoon onion powder
  • 1teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2teaspoon cumin seedground
  • 1/2teaspoon fennel seedground
  • 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 medium onionminced
  • 3 garlic clovesminced
  • 1cup ketchup
  • 1/2cup Water
  • 1/8cup maple syrup
  • 1/8cup honey
  • 2tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2tablespoons Dijon mustard
  1. Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs with a butter knife and a paper towel.
  2. Mix all the dry rub ingredients and rub it all over the baby back ribs. Then, set aside while you prepare other ingredients.
  3. Pour the homemade BBQ sauce into the pressure cooker. Add 2 – 3 drops of liquid smoke into the BBQ sauce. Place the baby back ribs into the BBQ sauce.
  4. Close lid and pressure cook on Manual at High Pressure for 16 – 25 minutes. Adjust your cooking time according to your preference: 16 minutes (tender with a bit of chew) to 25 minutes (fall off the bone). Turn off the heat and full Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.
  5. While the baby back ribs is cooking in the pressure cooker, preheat the oven to 450 Farenheit.
  6. Carefully place the cooked baby back ribs on a chopping board with kitchen tongs. Cover it with aluminum foil and set aside.
  7. Filter the Fat (Optional Step): Filter the BBQ sauce with a strainer and remove the fat with anoil separator.
  8. Place roughly chopped carrots into the BBQ sauce and bring your BBQ sauce to a simmer by clicking sauté button once and click on adjust button twice to get to the Saute Less Function. Continue to reduce and thicken the BBQ sauce by simmering until desired thickness (roughly 6 – 8 minutes). Occasionally, stir with a wooden spoon. Taste the seasoning of the BBQ sauce. Stir in more brown sugar and additional 1 – 2 drops of liquid smoke if necessary.
  9. Brush the homemade BBQ sauce all over the baby back ribs on all sides including the bones with a silicone basting brush. Place the baby back ribs in the oven on the top rack for 10 – 15 minutes.
  10. Serve the baby back ribs immediately with more homemade BBQ sauce along with the carrots. Enjoy!