Award-Winning Instant Pot Rib Tips Recipe

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Our Instant Pot Rib Tips recipe is a perfect choice for any gathering! Flavorful, easy, quick, and as much a taste of the summer months as hot dogs and hamburgers, but a little more unexpected. You will be the hit of the picnic with these gems because this is one of the best pork ribs recipes out there.

Skip boiling ribs and make fall-off-the-bone ribs easily with this easy country-style pork ribs Instant Pot recipe. We use a simple baby back rib rub made with coarse salt and Adobe seasoning.

Then, you can top the pork ribs with either a storebought BBQ sauce a homemade Instant Pot BBQ sauce, or even an Asian BBQ sauce. If you make a homemade sauce, add 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke to lend a smoky flavor to your BBQ pork ribs.

We served this with a Jalapeno Mac and Cheese that was beyond good.

Why You Will Love Instant Pot Rib Tips

Rib tips are the short, meaty rib section attached to the spare rib and are usually cut off when ribs are trimmed. They are tender, delicious, and, here's the best part, usually very affordable.

Rib tips or Instant Pot country-style ribs are cut into individual ribs, so you don't usually have to worry about removing the membrane as you do when working with other grilled ribs recipes that use a rack of ribs.

This Instant Pot Rib Tip recipe is super easy!!! Rub the seasoning into the rib tips, drop them in the Instant Pot, and have a cool drink while it works for you. 40 minutes later, you have a perfectly cooked, satisfying entrée.

They are so versatile. You can eat them with just the Adobo rub. Or, if you want more flavor, brush on your favorite barbecue sauce.

If you crave the taste of meat cooked on the grill, plop these on the barbecue for a couple of minutes on each side to finish them off and give them a "cooked outdoors" flavor. You'll love these Instapot ribs!

Even if it's raining or cold, and a picnic is just not going to happen, you can still have these delicious Instant Pot Rib Tips since they are cooked indoors. This recipe lets you enjoy delicious barbecue flavor anytime and in all types of weather!


  • Ribs
  • Coarse salt
  • Adobo all-purpose seasoning

Instant Pot Supplies

  • BBQ sauce pot and basting brush - make up your homemade sauce and store it in this handy pot equipped with a basting brush.
  • Dry rub shaker - use this shaker to hold your seasoning and shake it right onto the ribs.
  • Silicone-tipped tongs - we use these tongs all the time, but especially for Instant Pot meat recipes.
  • Instant Pot Inner Pot - I like to have an extra inner pot available because of how much cooking I do in my Instant Pot. It comes in really handy when I want to put a lid on the inner pot and refrigerate the leftovers, or mix up ingredients the night before to save time at the end of the day.
  • Silicone Lid for Instant Pot- I'm not sure how I lived without this one. Having a silicone lid for my Instant Pot has made life so much easier. It is perfect for adding ingredients a day or two ahead of time.
  • 101 Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners-  If you are new to pressure cooking, this is a great ebook to get you started with basic recipes you will use over and over again.

Great Side Dishes to Eat with Instant Pot Rib Tips

Looking for something yummy to complement these delicious Instant Pot Rib Tips? Check out the suggestions below for some fantastic ideas:

A salad always goes well with a meal. Try these Mason Jar Salad suggestions for a healthy, colorful, and unique way to serve up a green salad!

Or, you could try one of our fabulous cheesecake recipes. Our Brownie Cheesecake is AMAZING, and our Peanut Butter Cheesecake gets rave reviews.

How to Make Instant Pot Rib Tips Step-by-Step

Our country ribs Instant Pot recipe uses rib tips that are already sliced apart. This means you don't need to worry about how many ribs are in a rack when considering how many racks to cook. A good rule for country ribs is to cook 2-3 ribs per serving.

How to Cook Ribs

Step #1: Rub seasoning over pork rib tips.

Step #2: Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and stack the rib tips on the Instant Pot trivet.

Step #3: Place the trivet in the inner pot.

How Long to Cook Pork Ribs

Step #4: Seal the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Add 40 minutes of high-pressure cooking time.

How to Grill Ribs or Finish Country Style Ribs in Oven

Step #5: Allow for a natural release, and then when the pressure has all been let out, serve with barbecue sauce or finish on a charcoal or gas grill or under the oven broiler for 1-2 minutes on each side and then serve.

You could also finish these using your Instant Pot Duo Crisp with an air fryer lid.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between baby back ribs vs spare ribs?

Baby back ribs are made from the top of the rib cage. Spareribs are cut from the bottom of the rib cage. Sometimes, they include brisket.

The rib tip is a small part that comes off the spare ribs when a butcher makes a squared-off cut of the meat.

Country-style ribs don't come from the rib area of an animal. Instead, they come from the shoulder area.

For our Instant Pot country ribs recipe it's really about cooking the ribs in a country style than the cut of meat. You can use any of these rib cuts (or country-style 'rib' cuts) to make our country-style ribs recipe.

Can I make this a country-style pork ribs slow cooker recipe?

Cooking country-style ribs is easier than you might think. We've made crockpot country-style ribs often using this recipe, with just a few adjustments.

Instead of the water in the recipe, add your homemade BBQ sauce with the ribs in the slow cooker after you season the ribs. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Low and slow is the best way to go.

Finish the country-style pork ribs in the oven under the broiler. You could also finish the ribs on a gas grill for a couple of minutes.

How to tell when ribs are done?

Ribs are ready when tender and flavorful, but technically, pork is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Instant Pot pork ribs usually reach a temperature close to 190 degrees before falling off the bone tender.

The ribs toothpick test can be done for a pressure cooker rack of ribs recipes. This is done by inserting a toothpick in between the ribs in the connective tissues. If the toothpick goes through the tissue quickly and with little resistance, the ribs are done.

Can I make this a boneless pork ribs Instant Pot recipe?

You certainly can make this recipe with boneless pork ribs. This is the best ribs recipe we've tried, but you can certainly make adjustments to the recipe and even use it as a base for a beef ribs Instant Pot recipe.


Yield: 8 Servings

Instant Pot Rib Tips

rib tips with bbq sauce on green and blue plate

This Instant Pot Rib Tips recipe lets you enjoy delicious summer barbecue flavor anytime, and in all types of weather!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes



Pork Ribs Ingredients


  1. Rub seasoning over pork rib tips.
  2. Add 1 cup of water to the Instant Pot and then stack the rib tips on the Instant Pot trivet and place the trivet in the inner pot.
  3. Seal the Instant Pot and set to sealing. Add 40 minutes high pressure cook time.
  4. Allow for a natural release and then when the pressure has all been let out, either serve the tib tips with barbecue sauce or finish on the grill for 1-2 minutes on each side and then serve.



  • Serve with sauce drizzled over the top.


  • Can my dog eat Rib Tips? Well, considering that a healthy diet for a dog consists mostly of meat, he will love eating rib tips. However, be careful with seasonings like garlic powder (included in the marinade) because it is a toxic ingredient. Or the amount of salt, since the regular sodium diet for your canine is based on a minimum amount, compared to what humans consume. It would be advisable to clean the sauce that covers the rib before giving it to your dog.
  • Can my cat eat Rib Tips? Of course, you can give your cat a little rib tips, but do not forget to wash the marinade to the meat, since it contains garlic powder, a toxic seasoning for your cat, in addition to the fact that the amount of salt is much greater than the right one for your cat's health.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 820Total Fat 70gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 31gCholesterol 238mgSodium 1042mgCarbohydrates 0gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 47g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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  1. I made these rib ends but cooked for 35 minutes high pressure with natural release. I then put them on the grill and basted them with some of the cooking juices mixed with bbq sauce...killer good! They were perfectly cooked!

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