Instant Pot Short Ribs

Instant Pot Short Ribs Recipe


  • 1 tbsp liquid smoke, (optional)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 whole orange
  • 3 lbs bone-in beef short ribs
  • salt and pepper to season

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked chipotle powder, (optional)
  • 1/4 Tablespoon chili powder


  • Season ribs liberally with salt and pepper on both sides of the rack.
  • Place trivet in the instant pot and ribs on top of the trivet in a circular fashion.
  • Add water, liquid smoke, juice from one orange and the leftover orange slices, into the Instant Pot.
  • Secure lid and set on manual pressure at High for 25 minutes. Allow for natural release for an additional 15 minutes.
  • While the ribs are cooking, place all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan over medium heat; stir to combine. Bring contents to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens and becomes darker in color, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and await ribs.
  • Upon removal of the ribs from the instant pot, place onto a tin foil lined baking sheet and coat both sides of ribs with your homemade BBQ sauce.
  • Broil in the oven on high for 2-3 minutes each side.

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