Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs – make super tender, flavorful and juicy pork with just a simple dry rub and the Instant Pot.  Top with your favorite barbecue sauce for and over the top delicious dinner!

My family loves pork.  We always have pork chops in the freezer, because my son requests Crispy Pork Cutlets at least a couple times a month.  Plus pork in general is just so versatile, we enjoy it in so many different forms.  But one of our all time favorites is pulled pork. 

You can use a few different cuts of meat for pulled pork, but country style ribs is my favorite!  In the peak of summer I love Smoked Pork Butt, but in the winter or when I am short on time the Instant Pot to the rescue!

Country Style Ribs in Instant Pot

 

What are Country Style Ribs

Technically country style ribs are not ribs at all. It is a cut from the blade end of the loin that is near the shoulder of the pig.  This means that it is a meatier cut of ribs, and does not contain any actual rib bones.  They are very commonly sold boneless at most grocery stores.

If they are on the bone, that is the shoulder blade that is in there.  When you cook the ribs in the Instant Pot, if they are on the bone, that bone just slides right out and you are left with the most tender and delicious meat. 

When the weather is super nice outside, and we have a ton of time, I like to make Smoked Country Style Ribs, but a lot of the time that really isn’t possible.  So country style pork ribs in the Instant Pot is my go-to almost year round.  They are ready in so much less time than the smoker, but you get a lot of the same flavors.  I like to use this super versatile Dry Rub Recipe to put on the meat to flavor it while it cooks.  

Boneless Country Style Pork Ribs in the Instant Pot

What to Serve with Country Style Pork Ribs

This country style rib recipe is super easy to make.  You can use your favorite store bought dry rub, make the one I have included or if you have one you really like you can use that!  It is important to use one though, as it gives the meat so much flavor.  Most of the time my store carries boneless country style pork ribs, so that is what I use for this recipe.  But if you have ones with the bone, don’t worry they will work great as well. 

Pulled pork with country style ribs from the Instant Pot

How to Cook Country Style Ribs in an Instant Pot

  1. Season the pork generously with a dry rub.  Use your hands to gently rub the spice mixture into the meat on all sides.  
  2. Pour liquid into the bottom of the Instant Pot and add the pork.
  3. Cover and cook under high pressure for 45 minutes.  
  4. Naturally release for 15 minutes and then finish with a quick release to open the Instant pot.  Remove the meat and shred with forks. 
  5. To serve top with your favorite barbecue sauce
Instant Pot Country Style Ribs - make super tender, flavorful and juicy pork with just a simple dry rub and the Instant Pot.  Top with your favorite barbecue sauce for and over the top delicious dinner!

How Long to Cook Country Ribs in the Instant Pot

I find that it takes about 45 minutes to get the meat to be super tender and juicy.  This works for both boneless country style pork ribs and if they have a bone.  The bone will just slide out and you will have pieces of meat to shred. 

I like to wait to put the barbecue sauce on at the end, because otherwise it feel it gets watered down as the meat cooks and then it also changes the texture of the pork.  The rub gives it enough flavor and then just toss with or serve with barbecue sauce at the table. 

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs - make super tender, flavorful and juicy pork with just a simple dry rub and the Instant Pot.  Top with your favorite barbecue sauce for and over the top delicious dinner!

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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs - make super tender, flavorful and juicy pork with just a simple dry rub and the Instant Pot.  Top with your favorite barbecue sauce for and over the top delicious dinner!
4.70 from 26 votes

Instant Pot Country Style Ribs

By Erin
Instant Pot Country Style Ribs – make super tender, flavorful and juicy pork with just a simple dry rub and the Instant Pot.  Top with your favorite barbecue sauce for and over the top delicious dinner!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

  • 3 pounds country style pork ribs
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth

Rub

  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions 

  • Combine all of the spices for the dry rub until they are well blended.
  • Sprinkle the rub over the pork and gently rub into the meat until it is well coated.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of the Instant Pot. Add the pork and place the lid on.
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual and cook under High Pressure for 45 minutes. Let it naturally release for 15 minutes before finishing with quick release to open.
  • Remove pork and shred. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Notes

If you are using a different dry rub, use approximately 1/4 cup

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 876mg | Sugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 634
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13 Comments

  1. These look amazing so am making today. Do you see any problem with smoking them first for maybe an hour then going to the instant pot? Maybe change the pressure cooking time a bit?