Easy Dinner Recipe: Instant Pot Ribs

mccormick instant pot ribs

Happy Thursday, Friends. It’s been a good week – my blinds got installed yesterday (well, most of them), and I love the way it changed the look and feel of my house. We’ve got a furniture delivery going on today, and I’m excited to show ya’ll what it looks like.

The Spuds were at the vet earlier this week, and I’m trying to knock out two work projects before the long weekend, so it’s meant some later nights at work – and not a ton of time to get dinner ready.

instant pot

I’ve shared before that my Instant Pot was a wedding gift. It was a little bit intimidating to figure out how to use at first, but once I got the hang of it, I was a fan. My favorite thing to make in the Instant Pot is hardboiled eggs. Exciting? Not really, but it makes them so much easier to peel, and Aaron and I love egg salad sandwiches.

I loved my IP so much that I got one for my mom and mother-in-law. It had been awhile since I pulled it out to use, so earlier this week, I decided to make some Instant Pot ribs.

mccormick instant pot ribs

You literally only need five ingredients. You all know I love quick and easy dinners. So, when I saw that McCormick is making some spices specifically for Instant Pot, I wanted to give it a try.

Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

instant pot ribs
  • I packet of McCormick Instant Pot ribs spices
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1 rack of ribs
  • 2/3 cup of water
mccormick instant pot ribs

The directions tell you to rub two tablespoons of the spices onto your ribs, so I started with that. Then, I mixed the remaining spices in with the ketchup and brown sugar.

mccormick instant pot ribs

I spread that mixture onto my ribs before I stuck them in the Instant Pot. It smelled delicious.

mccormick instant pot ribs

Then, I stuck everything into the IP, poured in the 2/3 cup of water and set my Instant Pot to meat/stew for 40 minutes. You quick release as soon as the 40 minutes is up, and your ribs should be ready. I finished mine in the oven for a quick broil, but they would have been fine to eat if I didn’t do that.

mccormick instant pot ribs

I served my Instant Pot ribs with some green beans (yes, the kind you heat up in the bag) and called it a night. I wasn’t joking when I said I needed something quick. And with this, I was able to prep, which took about ten minutes – stick it in the Instant Pot, and I had 40 minutes (a bit more because it takes time to get my Instant Pot up to pressure) to get a workout in.

Give it a try! This isn’t a meal typically on my dinner rotation, because I don’t love cooking with a ton of meat, but it was so simple, that I would make this again in a heartbeat. I’m making my Instant Pot egg rolls tonight.


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