Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs are tender “fall-apart” ribs that are ready in under 45 minutes. They are full of flavor and make a quick and easy rib dinner any night of the week!
This is definitely an easy, short-cut way to make ribs. So if you are looking for a rib recipe that will sit on a smoker or grill all day, this is not it. But I will direct you to this Competition Style Smoked Rib recipe if that is what you are looking for.
With this recipe you will be using your Instant Pot (aka- electric pressure cooker), which is great if you do not want to turn on your oven and heat up the house during the summer.
Country Style Ribs
Pork Ribs, spare ribs, baby back ribs, and beef ribs- all delish, but, here we are using boneless country style ribs. Which is basically a long strip on pork loin meat that can have a bone attached or not. For this recipe you will use the boneless version.
When you buy them in the store they may be called Boneless Country Style Ribs or Pork Loin Country Style Ribs. There is another “rib” called a Western Rib that is actually cut from the shoulder and is not a rib at all, I would not recommend buying this cut for this recipe.
Usually when you buy Boneless Pork Ribs they are cut into strips. However, I have bought them where they are scored and still pull out of the package in one piece. If they are only scored, cut them all the way through so you have individual “ribs”. You will want them to be roughly 5 inches long and 1 ½ inches wide.
Keeping Your Ribs Tender
You will want to make sure you look for boneless country style ribs that are slightly marbled or have some fat content. Those are the ones that will cook up “fall-apart tender”. The ones that look light pink with no fat at all can tend to dry out no matter how you cook them.
Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs for Dinner
Of course these pork ribs are delicious as is- with a side of Homemade Mac & Cheese, Jiffy Corn Casserole, Best Ever Cornbread, potato salad, broccoli bacon salad, Raspberry Jello Salad, and/or Cheesy Potato Casserole . And if you are entertaining and need a BBQ worthy dessert check out these options:
- Summer Berry Cobbler
- Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting
- Cookies & Cream Key Lime Ice Cream
- Apple Pie Bars
Since these Instant Pot ribs are boneless they also make an AMAZING Rib Sandwich. Put 2 or 3 ribs on a substantial bun, add some extra bbq sauce, pickles, and a pile of coleslaw. Mouth. Watering.
I hope you give this Boneless Pork Rib Recipe a try in your Instant Pot!
Easy & Fast Instant Pot Boneless Pork Rib Recipe
Instant Pot Boneless Pork Ribs
- 2 – 2.5 lbs. Fresh boneless country style ribs look for more marbled boneless ribs, see notes. (can use frozen, however see the notes below)
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon each: garlic powder & onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
- cayenne pepper is optional for heat
- 1 cups water
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 ½ tablespoon cider vinegar
- 3 whole garlic cloves crushed
- BBQ Sauce your favorite brand/flavor
- Lay the country style ribs out on a sheet pan.
- In a small bowl mix together the brown sugar, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika (and optional cayenne pepper). Stir well until there are no large clumps remaining.
- Sprinkle the salt & seasoning rub mixture on the ribs, coating both sides and pressing it in so it sticks.
- Pour the water, Worcestershire, and cider vinegar into the Instant Pot. Crush the garlic cloves and pop them into the liquid in the pot.
- Place the seasoned boneless ribs in the pot.
- Put the lid on and lock it in place. Turn the pressure valve to seal. Set the Instant Pot to cook on high pressure Meat/Stew mode for 18 minutes. At the end of 18 minutes do a natural release of pressure for 5 minutes, then finish with a quick release. NOTE- While the pressure is releasing PREHEAT THE OVEN TO BROIL.
- Place the cooked ribs on a sheet pan and coat one side with desired amount of your favorite BBQ sauce. Broil in the oven for 4-5 minutes. Remove the ribs from the oven, flip them to the other side, coat with BBQ sauce. Place back in the oven for 3-4 minutes.
- Enjoy your tender Instant Pot Boneless Country Style Ribs!!
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.
This will be the second time I’ve used this recipe & this time; I’ll use it better! I’m new to country boneless pork ribs, driven to them by super high food prices at the grocery store. Instant Pot country boneless ribs instantly proved to be a winner at our house. Bravo!
This is by far the best guidance on boneless ribs I have found. I have done the times on other recipes and my ribs are tough and dry. This 18 min with a 5 min release is perfect! The broil and sauce is the icing of the cake and these ribs are flaky and tender! I only cook for 2 so it’s around a 1-1/2lbs. Thanks Susie, this is definitely a winner of a recipe and really appreciate you sharing it! God Bless!
I haven’t tried yet ,I’ll try it today.
If making in the oven, how long should we cook?
To be honest I am not sure. I have read anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours! In the next month or two I plan to test and write a baked boneless pork rib recipe, so keep an eye out for that.
Baked Barbecued Boneless Country Spareribs by Connie
4 lbs. Country Spareribs
1 Clove of Garlic / or garlic that comes in a jar
1 Large diced onion
2 tablespoons butter
1 can tomatoes. I use 2 cans and drain the liquid from 2nd can
1 Cup diced celery
1 Cup diced green pepper
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 dashes tabasco sauce or more
½ tsp dry mustard. (Coleman’s English in Yellow can)
2 cups chicken stock or 2 bouillon cubes dissolve in 2 cups water
Rub ribs with clove of garlic
Place in shallow baking pan, roast uncovered 30 minutes @ 350
Brown onion in large pot that can go into oven
add remaining ingredients: stir: cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour or simmer for ½ hr
and change oven time to 1 ½ hr.
After ribs have roasted the 30 min., transfer to sauce mixture, cover and Roast 1 hour.
Or 1 ½ hr longer, basting frequently. If there is enough liquid you don’t have to baste
Sorry not chicken. Ribs! LOL