BBQ ribs

Dry Rub Country Style BBQ Ribs – Instant Pot

by Cheryl Moreo

Dry Rub Country Style BBQ Ribs – Instant Pot

dry rub country style BBQ ribs

Dry rub country-style BBQ ribs are a must-try.

I thought my original BBQ ribs were the best. But Mike and I agree this dry rub recipe is now the best.

Quick and easy preparation in our Instant Pot vs. my slow cooker BBQ. Plus, the Instant Pot intensifies the flavors.

BBQ ribs

Dry Rub Country Style BBQ Ribs – Instant Pot

Sampling the dry-rubbed country-style BBQ ribs is highly recommended. While I used to believe that my recipe for BBQ ribs was unbeatable, my husband Mike and I agreed that this dry rub recipe has now become our top choice. Instead of using a slow cooker for BBQ, the Instant Pot's convenience and speed result in a more enhanced flavor profile.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Natural Release Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4


Dry Rub

  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce
  • 3 pounds Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs
  • 1 bottle Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ Sauce


Dry Rub

  • Combine all of the dry rub ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Lay out your country style ribs.  Rub half of the mixture onto the ribs.  Turn the ribs over, and repeat with the remaining rub.
    country style ribs

Instant Pot

  • Pour the beef stock into your Instant Pot.
  • Place the rubbed ribs into the Instant Pot.  I try not to stack any of the meat.  Some may have to go on their side.
  • Spread/pour the 1/2 cup of the Hickory and Brown Sugar  BBQ Sauce over the tops.
  • Lock the lid in place.  Using manual, high pressure, set the timer for 35 minutes.  
  • Let pressure release naturally.
  • Remove the ribs and serve with the Honey BBQ sauce.


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