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Pressure Cooker Spicy Ribs

Spicy Ribs cooked in the pressure cooker is the easy way to enjoy this delicious recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork, rib
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 rack baby back ribs
  • Spicy Rub (link in instructions below) generous amount to coat the ribs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2-3 tbsp favorite bbq sauce


  1. Coat your ribs with a generous sprinkling of the spicy rub mixture.

  2. Wrap the ribs and let them rest in the refrigerator for a least 12 hours.

  3. After 12+ hours unwrap your ribs and place them in your pressure cooker on top of the metal trivet.  Place the ribs with the meat side facing outwards.  The ribs should curl the shape of the pressure cooker.  If you need to, cut a long rack into 2 pieces.

  4. Pour the water and liquid smoke into the bottom of the pressure cooker liner.

  5. Place the lid on the pressure cooker and make sure it's sealed properly.

  6. Select the MEAT setting.  If you don't have a meat setting you can use manual.  

  7. Cook for 25-30 minutes.

  8. Once pressure cooker finishes, allow the steam to naturally release for 15 minutes.

  9. After 15 minutes, use a wooden spoon to release the pressure value.

  10. Place the ribs on a foil-lined baking sheet and slather with your favorite BBQ sauce.  

  11. Place the ribs under the broiler for 5-10 minutes, until just browning.

  12. Remove from the broiler and slice and serve.