This recipe for Smokey Pressure Cooker Ribs requires two things: a pressure cooker and a smoker. Get perfectly tender, smoked ribs in under 2 hours,with minimal hands-on time. If you're a barbecue purist who doesn't like sauce on their ribs, you will love this recipe. If you're a bad pre-planner who wants last minute ribs, this one is for you.
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Easy Smoky Pressure Cooker Ribs

This recipe for Smoky Pressure Cooker Ribs requires two things: a pressure cooker and a smoker. Get perfectly tender, smoked ribs in under 2 hours,with minimal hands-on time. If you're a barbecue purist who doesn't like sauce on their ribs, you will love this recipe. If you're a bad pre-planner who wants last minute ribs, this one is for you.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Smoke Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pressure Cooker Ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 648kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre

Ingredients

For pre-cooking

For smoking

Instructions

  • Turn on your smoker so it can preheat to 225F as you get everything else done.
  • Place water and Apple cider vinegar in the inner liner of your pressure cooker
  • On a steamer rack, place the four pieces of ribs standing up. Note, these fit in my Mini Duo Instant Pot!
  • Season the ribs with a premade seasoning of your choice, or use my Mexican-spiced rub recipe
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes, and allow pressure to release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release all remaining pressure.
  • Place a cup of water in the water pan of your smoker. 
  • Add wood chips and allow the ribs to smoke for 30 mins to an hour until they are browned, and acquire a smoky flavor. 
  • Place the cooked ribs on the smoker rack.
  • Allow to sit in the smoker for one hour at 250.
  • Remove, and Serve. Brush with additional Barbecue Sauce if desired.

Notes

Tips:
  • Apply the dry rub the night before/morning before to allow that Mexican spice to penetrate the baby back pork ribs.
  • Pressure cook and smoke the ribs before adding any sauce so you can taste the smokey meat. Add sauce on the side.
  • If you like your ribs more tender, pressure cook them longer. I like my ribs tender, but not "falling off the bone," so I haven't tested this recipe cooking longer than written.

Nutrition

Calories: 648kcal | Protein: 65g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 251mg | Sodium: 218mg | Potassium: 1103mg | Vitamin A: 25IU | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 3mg