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Spare Ribs

Instant Pot Spare Ribs

This is by far the best way to cook spare ribs without having to wait hours! The Instant Pot Spare Ribs remain tender and are fully cooked in 40 minutes.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 People
Calories 1804kcal
Author Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS


  • 2 lbs Pork Ribs Cut into sections
  • 2 oz BBQ Sauce Paleo, Low Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Water

Dry Rub

  • 1.5 tbsp Salt Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika


  • Season the ribs with the dry rub ingredients. Make sure to coat both sides.
  • Stack the ribs in the Instant Pot (or pressure cooker).
  • Pour the bbq sauce over the top of the ribs. This doesn't need to be perfect as the pressure cooker will help to spread around the bbq sauce.
  • Add in the water. This will help to create the steam to seal the pressure cooker.
  • Seal the Instant Pot and use the manual setting to set the time to 35 minutes on High Pressure.
  • Preheat oven to the "broil" setting.
  • After the timer goes off, release the pressure valve.
  • Lay the ribs out on a cookie sheet and place in the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from cookie sheet and serve!


Macronutrient Ratios:
This recipe goes great with a side dish such as Paleo Roasted Asparagus.
Don't know what an Instant Pot is? It is a phenomenal way to cook healthy meals in a very quick way. Just look at this recipe, it typically takes hours to cook spare ribs, yet the Instant Pot can cook very tender ribs in 35 minutes! You can find an Instant Pot here.


Calories: 1804kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 132g | Fat: 137g | Saturated Fat: 50g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Monounsaturated Fat: 61g | Cholesterol: 544mg | Sodium: 5375mg | Potassium: 1499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 8.8mg