Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

Go to any BBQ restaurant and ask for a recommendation. What will they say? RIBS. You’ll save tons of time and a lot of money with this meal prep recipe. You probably also know that the secret to mouth-watering ribs is to cook them until they’re extremely tender. Long cook times are typical but today, MPOF gives you the Instant Pot version. Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs could be the highlight of an epic summer day or the soulful comfort food during the glorious depths of winter. Wherever you are, this meal prep recipe has your back the easy way using Instant Pot. No mess, no cleanup, no gas or flames to deal with. 

If you love garlic then we have the perfect mash for you by going light on the carbs with Garlic Cauli Mash. You’ll get fewer calories and a healthier response for your blood sugar because cauliflower has a lower glycemic index than potatoes. That means you’ll feel better, improve digestion, and reach your goals faster. All while enjoying a tasty version of a classic BBQ meal! Are your taste buds ready? Let’s get going!

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

Bursting with classic BBQ flavors, you’re sure to love the straight off the grill taste of these saucy bbq beef back ribs and are ready in no time at all with minimal effort as compared to traditionally cooked ribs!

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

How long will Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs last for?

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs are good to go for 3-4 days in the fridge. Some people love to eat the salad first and then reheat the entree. Set the oven or toaster oven for 250°F and wrap the ribs in foil to keep them as juicy as possible. Quick! Yum!

Can Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs be frozen?

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs will last 4 to 6 months in your freezer, so you’re all set when you’re planning your meal prep recipes weeks ahead. Store with a 3-compartment meal prep container but add the coleslaw only after you remove your portion from the freezer. But how will you be able to wait? 

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

How do you make Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs?

This isn’t your grandfather’s time-intensive BBQ! Success with Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs begins by prepping your meat before you let the IP do all the hard work. While you’re waiting and salivating, prepare all the coleslaw ingredients and then steam the cauliflower for the Garlic Cauli Mash. By the time you’re done, the ribs will be ready for their final phase: the sauce and just a few minutes of broiling! 

How to portion Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs?

Three-compartment meal containers will serve you right to separate ribs, coleslaw, and mash. Each portion delivers 658kcal with 48g protein to make your brain and body happy. 

You can enjoy fall-off-the-bone ribs anywhere for the right meal at the right time. Eat when you want to!

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

More Beef meal prep recipes:

How do you like ribs? Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs are a hard-to-beat success because they satisfy that special BBQ need without the need for all the cleanup. That means more time for you! Try some more incredibly tasty, unique and easy-to-make meals to curb your cravings: 

Other tips for making Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs:

  1. Go for the best quality meat when you can by choosing Grass-fed and/or organic 
  2. For even more fun, connect with your food sources by exploring a local butcher or farmers market where you can get the right sizes for you as well as plenty of smiles
  3. Pour your BBQ sauce on at the end (it’s in the instructions too!). It’s tempting to flavor your ribs at the beginning, but the BBQ sauce is actually one of the last steps in Beef BBQ Ribs Recipe.

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs Ingredients:

Ribs:

  • 1 Rack Beef Back Ribs (~2 lbs.)
  • 1 C. Smokey + Sweet BBQ Sauce (aka Memphis-syle)
  • 1/2 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 C. Beef Broth
  • 1/4 C. BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 2 cups Arugula

Coleslaw:

  • 1Bag of Coleslaw Veggie Mix (without dressing)
  • 1/4 C. Mayo
  • 1/4 C. Sour Cream (or plain greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 C. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Garlic Cauli Mash:

  • 3 C. Cauliflower Florets (~medium head of cauliflower)
  • 1/2 C. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt 
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter (for serving), optional 
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Instant Pot Beef BBQ Ribs

Bursting with classic BBQ flavors, you’re sure to love the straight off the grill taste of these saucy bbq beef back ribs and are ready in no time at all with minimal effort as compared to traditionally cooked ribs!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef, gluten free, Meal Prep
Servings: 4 meals
Calories: 658kcal
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek

Ingredients

Ribs:

  • 1 rack Beef Ribs ~2 lbs.
  • 1 cup Smokey + Sweet BBQ Sauce aka Memphis-syle
  • 1/2 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Beef Broth
  • 1/4 cup BBQ Dry Rub Seasoning Blend
  • 1 Tbsp. Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil
  • 2 cups Arugula

Coleslaw:

  • 4 cups Coleslaw Veggie Mix without dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp. Honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Ground Black Pepper

Garlic Cauli Mash:

  • 3 cup Cauliflower Florets ~medium head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup Non-Fat Greek Yogurt (plain)
  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 6 Tbsp. Butter for serving, optional

Instructions

  • Prepare ribs by removing the back membrane, then lightly coat with oil on all sides. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper set aside.
  • Next, pat on coconut sugar and bbq dry rub on all sides. Add apple cider vinegar and beef broth to Instant Pot place a trivet in the pot so the ribs aren’t sitting in the liquid.
  • Place ribs in IP, curving ribs in a “C” to fit in the pot — cover and set the lid to sealing. Select Manual Mode (high pressure for ~20-30 minutes (depending on how large/how many ribs are being prepared).
  • While the ribs are cooking, prepare sides:
  • Combine all coleslaw ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until well incorporated and completely coated in the dressing. Place in the fridge until ready to enjoy.
  • Steam cauliflower until for tender, slightly firm and place into a blender or food processor with the remaining cauliflower mash ingredients. Blend/process until resembles mashed potato consistency, but not as far as a puree’s consistency. Once ready to enjoy, serve with a pat of butter.
  • Once ribs have finished, quickly release the steam and place ribs onto the parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • Pour BBQ sauce over all sides, then place the sheet pan on the upper rack and broil for ~10 minutes, or until bbq sauce has caramelized a little bit.
  • Serve with sides, store, and enjoy!

Notes

*Nutrition does not include optional butter

Nutrition

Calories: 658kcal | Carbohydrates: 55.6g | Protein: 48.1g | Fat: 29.1g | Fiber: 11.3g
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1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This ribs recipe is pure perfection. I was looking for a ribs recipe for my instant pot, and this one is great! I’ve bookmarked it.

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