Country Style Ribs Instant Pot Recipe (Boneless or Bone-in) - Whole Lotta Yum (2024)

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Tender, easy fall off the bone Instant Pot country style ribs in just one hour! Make our perfectly cooked finger-licking good recipe with either boneless country ribs or bone-in in just 1 hour. They're a Whole Lotta Yum!

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This country ribs Instant Pot recipe is so good!

  • "Literally falling off the bone! Delicious!" ~ Holly
  • "It worked! First time ever cooking ribs!" ~ Lisa
  • "Best ribs ever - super easy and quick" ~ Carly

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These ribs are so juicy, so easy, and delicious that your family will want you to make them year-round. They get seasoned with our favorite pork seasoning rub recipe, or you can use your favorite store-bought brand to get these on the table even quicker.

After pressure cooking, just give the ribs a quick broil with a little more BBQ sauce for that just off-the-grill appearance. Have plenty of napkins on hand for enjoying your finger-licking fall-of-the-bone ribs!

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  • Tender Ribs in 1 hour that taste like they've been slow cooking all day.
  • A great 4 ingredient budget meal since country pork ribs are inexpensive compared to other types of ribs
  • This is a dump and go Instant Pot recipe that preps in 5 minutes.
  • You can do a quick broil or grill of the ribs after they're done in the pressure cooker to get that fresh grilled appearance.
  • Instant Pot country ribs can work for everyone! They are gluten-free and dairy-free as written, and they'r paleo, Whole30, low-carb, or keto with easy adaptions.

What are country ribs?

Country style ribs are a type of pork meat that comes from the blade end of the pork loin, close to the shoulder.

They aren't technically considered ribs at all, but they're cut into sections like ribs. They're less expensive than pork ribs or baby back ribs, yet get similar in a similar way. Great BBQ taste for a fraction of the cost. Win Win!

Pork shoulder is the same cut of meat you'd use to make pulled pork, you're just slicing them into rib-looking sections. You can often find them at the grocery store either boneless or with bone attached.

Ingredients you'll need

  • Country style pork ribs - You can use either the bone-in or boneless ribs.
  • Dry rub for ribs seasoning mix - Spices and seasonings- cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, sea salt, coarse ground black pepper, cayenne pepper brown sugar (or golden monk fruit for sugar-free). You can also use your favorite store-bought pork rub instead.
  • BBQ sauce- Use your favorite BBQ sauce brand, Sweet Baby Ray's is great! Or this is asugar-free sauce that's delicious too.
  • Liquid - beef or chicken broth or you can use apple juice, apple cider vinegar, or pineapple juice.
  • Worcestershire sauce- adding just a touch to the pot adds a little bit of umami flavor that's just divine!


How to make Instant Pot boneless pork ribs

Making ribs just requires a few simple steps. You'll be adding the rib rub, layering the 4 ingredients in the pot, pressure cooking, and broiling for a few minutes at the end.

Mix & Spread the Dry Rub

Step 1: In a small bowl mix the dry rub ingredients including the cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar.

Step 2: Spread the dry rub evenly on both sides of the ribs, gently pressing it into the meat so it sticks and doesn't fall off when you're cooking the pork.

Add Ingredients to the Pot

Step 3: Pour the beef or chicken broth into the bottom of your Instant Pot and insert your instant pot rack. Add the ribs to your Instant Pot, long-handled rubber tongs work great for this.

Step 4: Spread the barbecue sauce over the ribs with a basting brush.

Pressure Cook

Step 5: Cook at high temperature on the Manual setting for 45 minutes. Depending on your Instant Pot model, this might also be called Pressure Cook.

Step 6: Natural Release the pressure for 15 minutes before removing the lid. Carefully remove the country ribs to keep them intact and spread them with more barbecue sauce if desired.


Step 7: As an OPTIONAL STEP, if you want that "just grilled" appearance you can place the pork ribs on a baking sheet and then broil the ribs in the oven on the top rack for 3-5 minutes OR you can cook them on the grill. Serve with extra BBQ sauce on the side. Enjoy!

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Recipe notes

  • Take the country ribs out of the fridge 15-30 minutes before cooking helps the ribs to cook more evenly.
  • Instead of doing a quick broil at the end, serve the ribs straight from the pressure cooker.
  • If your ribs have bones, just add a few more minutes to the cooking time.


  • Other liquids you can add instead of broth are apple juice, apple cider vinegar, pineapple juice, or water.
  • Use a teriyaki sauce instead of BBQ sauce
  • Liquid smoke - add a touch of liquid smoke for that just off the barbecue flavor
  • Make Asian country style ribs by using the 5.0 star sauce we used on our Asian Instant Pot beef ribs!

Serving ideas

All the BBQ classics are a fantastic choice to serve with country-style pork ribs!

  • Coleslaw
  • A simple salad
  • Corn on the cob
  • Potato salad
  • Roasted vegetables
  • Pressure cooker collard greens
  • Baked beans
  • Creamy Macaroni and cheese

Storing and reheating

Store: You can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Reheat: The best way to reheat country style pork ribs is to wrap them in foil and bake them in a preheated oven at 350 F for about 15 minutes, or until they’re heated to an internal temperature of at least 165 F.

Freezing: To freeze leftover ribs, Wrap them in foil and place them in a freezer bag or airtight freezer safe container. They're best eaten within 1 month (for the best flavor) but will last for up to 3 months in the freezer.

More rib recipes

  • Baby back ribs in the oven
  • Instant Pot Beef Ribs
  • Baby Back Ribs in Instant Pot
  • Air fryer ribs
  • Air fryer country style ribs

More Instant Pot recipes

  • Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe
  • Instant Pot Beer Brats
  • Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast Recipe
  • Cooking Frozen Chicken in an Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Country Pork Ribs

Jen @ Whole Lotta Yum

Easy and melt-in-your-mouth pressure cooker country style ribs that only take 1 hour to cook. These ribs will become your new favorite way to make boneless or bone-in ribs.

4.55 from 123 votes

Prep Time 15 minutes mins

Cook Time 45 minutes mins

Total Time 1 hour hr

Course Instant Pot

Cuisine American

Servings 12 servings

Calories 384 kcal


  • 3-4 lb boneless country-style pork ribs boneless or bone-in
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce + more to baste after cooking
  • 1 C beef or chicken broth

Seasoning Rub

  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ground onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar golden monk fruit or ½ teaspoon stevia


  • In a small bowl make the rub by combining the cumin, chili powder, ground garlic, ground onion powder, smoked paprika, fine sea salt, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and sweetener. NOTE: You can swap this for store-bought rub if preferred.

  • Heavily season both sides of the country ribs with the pork seasoning. You'll have more than you need, save extra rub for other pork or chicken recipes.

  • Add the trivet to the bottom of the pressure cooker and add the broth (or other liquid) to the bottom of the Instant Pot.

  • Lay the ribs on the trivet, stacking the ribs if needed to get them to fit.

  • Pour about ½ cup of BBQ sauce onto the ribs and spread the sauce evenly with a rubber tip basting brush. This is optional if you prefer your ribs without barbecue sauce!

  • Cook at high temperature for 45 minutes on the manual/pressure cook setting (depending on your IP model). Natural release the pressure for 15 minutes. Remove the ribs carefully and baste them with more sauce if desired.

  • Optional - broil the ribs for 3-5 minutes to give them a grilled appearance. Enjoy!


  • Take the country ribs out of the fridge 15-30 minutes before cooking, taking the chill off of them helps the ribs to cook more evenly.
  • We used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, for a no sugar BBQ sauce Primal Kitchen makes a great Hawaiian sauce sweetened with honey.
  • In recipe testing, whether you're using bone-in country ribs or boneless, the cooking time was the same.
  • If your ribs weigh more than 4 lbs you might need to add a few minutes to the cooking time. If they aren't fall off the bone tender after cooking, just add a few more minutes to the cooking time; the pot will come back to pressure very quickly.


Serving: 4ozCalories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 35gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 126mgSodium: 1049mgSugar: 4g

Keyword boneless, country ribs, pressure cooker

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