Remove membranes from the undersides of the ribs, if needed.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, cumin, dry mustard, thyme, and cayenne pepper until they are well combined. Massage the seasonings over both sides of the ribs.
Place a wire trivet rack in the bottom of the instant pot and add the beef broth and apple cider vinegar. Put the ribs upright on top of the trivet, wrapping them in a circle.
Select the manual setting or pressure-cook setting; cook on high, and set time for 20-25 minutes. When the ribs have finished cooking, allow the pressure cooker to naturally release, about 15-20 minutes.
Transfer the ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet and coat them with barbecue sauce. Broil the ribs in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until the barbecue sauce has caramelized. Serve and enjoy!
Instead of broiling your ribs, throw them on the grill for a smoky flavor.
Cooking ribs in an instant pot is a great way to create tender, fall-off-the-bone meat without waiting all day for a crockpot or spending several hours tending to a smoker. Finishing the ribs under the broiler will help create that signature crispy outer texture that seals in the meat's flavor.
Here's how to make your instant pot pork ribs your own.
If you prefer a rub instead of a marinade, this Jamaican jerk rub will bring out a whole new world of flavor. It's just the right mix of spiciness and heat.
Of course, you'll need to serve something alongside the instant pot pork ribs. Pork ribs are a very versatile main dish, and their flavor pairs well with plenty of sides. Here are a few you could try:
Try making some of these amazing pork ribs for yourself. They cook up in a flash, and the flavor is out of this world. The tender pork takes in all the character from the rub or marinade you use.