Pressure Cooker Saucy Baby Back Ribs - Fast & Easy

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

These ribs cook up fast and the meat melts in your mouth! I've only used beef ribs, my husband's preference, but you certainly could substitute pork ribs. The nutritional values would change. I adapted this recipe from a favorite slow cooker recipe. These are very saucy ribs, messy and delicious! My husband calls them AWESOME!


  1. Cut ribs into serving pieces.
  2. Mix spices together to create a dry rub. Apply the dry rub to the ribs.
  3. Heat oil in pressure cooker and brown the ribs on all sides.
  4. Insert cooking rack in pressure cooker, add beer, and load with ribs, not to exceed manufacturer's maximum fill line.
  5. Place over high heat until control jiggles. Reduce heat and cook 35 minutes.
  6. Let cooker depressurize naturally. Remove rack from cooker (you can drain some of the liquid if you like thicker sauce) and add barbecue sauce, heat until simmering. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

This recipe was soooo delicious :-). I ordered a pressure cooker off Amazon and was so nervous about using it for the first time(the instructions/manuel/warnings were overwhelming- lol). Thanks for sharing it :-) :-)

BearZo? B. July 23, 2016

Delicious, if you want to spice it up a little add some Chipotle chili adds to the smokiness of the paprika very nicely.

Mark N. June 21, 2016

Tender, moist and full of flavor. Family loved them. This is a keeper!

jen April 02, 2016