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Instant Pot Ribs

Instant Pot Spare Ribs- Juicy, fall off the bone Spare Ribs with a gorgeous Sweet and Spicy Chinese Sticky Sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword instant pot ribs
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 477kcal



  • 2 lbs Pork Ribs* Read the Notes for details
  • 1 tablespoon Corn Flour


  • 2 tablespoon Dry sherry
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • Cup Rice Vinegar
  • Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes or Paprika
  • 6-7 Cloves Garlic- Minced



  • If using Spare Ribs- Cut them into individual pieces along the bone as shown in the picture.
  • If using Baby Back ribs, use them as they are.


  • Add all the sauce ingredients in the inner pot of the instant pot.
  • Place the Pork Ribs on the top.Close the Lid.
  • Select PRESSURE COOK for 20 minutes if using Baby Back Ribs and 28 minutes if using Spare Ribs.
  • NPR- Let the pressure escape naturally.Open the lid,Remove the Ribs and place them on the Grilling pan.

Thicken & Reduce the Sauce

  • Switch to SAUTE.
  • Mix the corn flour with 2 tablespoon of water.Add it into the sauce.Give it a mix and bring the sauce to a boil.It should become thick.

Broil the Ribs

  • Preheat the oven at 500F or 180C for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the ribs with the sauce and place them on the top rack.Broil for 10 minutes.
  • Flip them and brush with sauce again.Broil for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Drizzle the rest of the sauce while serving.



Pork Ribs*
You can use Baby Back Ribs or Spare ribs as per your liking.The Pressure Cooking time will change based on that
Baby Back Ribs- 20 minutes
Spare ribs-28 minutes
Dry Sherry- Shaoxing Wine/White Wine or Mirin
Soy Sauce- Tamari or Coconut Aminos
Rice Vinegar- White Vinegar or Cider Vinegar
Sugar- White or Brown Sugar.Honey or Maple syrup will also work but they will make your sauce a tad more liquidy.
Chilli Flakes- Paprika or Smoked Paprika or any other dried powdered red chillies 


Sodium: 688mg | Sugar: 11.3g | Fiber: 0.2g | Potassium: 467mg | Calories: 477kcal | Saturated Fat: 9.5g | Fat: 26.8g | Protein: 40.8g | Carbohydrates: 13g | Iron: 13mg