Instant Pot BBQ Boneless are The Truth!

These Instant Pot bbq boneless ribs will quite possibly change your life. Seriously. They are, as my friend said, “The Truth. They should be put in the Bible.” His words, not mine.

The wife and I saw these in Costco and we were talking about what we could do with them. After running through plenty of options, like stabbing it with my large skewer sword or marinating them in a lime/cilantro situation, we settled on using the pressure good and hoped it would turn out good. And it was – crazy good. Crazy AF.

“This is the The Truth. They should be put in the Bible.”

– A. Webb

Boneless beef ribs are also known as country-style ribs and they come from the chuck area. So you know what that means – flavor and tremendous tenderness.

Perfect for the weather right now, especially around my house. It’s already in the mid 90s and firing up that grill on the reg is just hard. This gives the flavor of grilling but without the sweat.

I like to use boneless beef ribs in this, but if you’re a pork fan, boneless pork ribs will work too. Same time, same everything, you may get a little more grease. Just skim it off. And if you’re pressed for time, browning the meat is optional. I like to brown it, but I’ve tested not browning and it’s still The Truth. Also, you can quick release these to shave off a few minutes as well. Again, I’ve tested this – do not fear the quick release! It still comes out perfect!

But don’t skimp on the butter and brown sugar – that’s where the magic happens!

Instant Pot BBQ Boneless are The Truth! A true dump and go recipe that yields tender, magical goodness!
4.67 from 3 votes

BBQ Boneless Ribs

Course Main Course


  • 2-3 pounds boneless beef ribs
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • BBQ seasoning
  • BBQ sauce
  • brown sugar
  • butter
  • oil for searing, optional


  1. If you're browning the ribs, which is optional, turn your pressure cooker on to the saute feature. When it gets hot, add some oil to the pot.

    Season your ribs on both sides with your favorite BBQ seasoning. Add to the pot in batches and brown on each side. Remove to a plate when browned and add the remaining ribs until all are browned.

  2. Turn off your pressure cooker. Add in the beef broth, apple juice and liquid smoke. Stir to combine and scrape the bottom very well to remove all browned bits (deglaze). Add all the ribs back to the pot.

    If you pot tends to run very hot when sauteing like mine does, let the pot sit in the off mode for about 5 minutes. If your pot doesn't run hot, keep on trucking.

  3. Cook the ribs on HIGH pressure for 30 minutes. When done, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and the carefully quick release the remaining pressure.

  4. Turn your oven broiler on to high.

    Remove the ribs to a foil lined baking dish or an aluminum pan, leaving the juice in the pot. Put your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs. Add slivers/slices of butter over the ribs. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter.

    Place under the broiler until the butter melts and it gets a little bit bubbly. Watch it carefully, it can go from good to burned in no time with a high broiler setting.

    Remove and enjoy!

Instant Pot BBQ Boneless are The Truth!

These Boneless Ribs parties at: Craftastic Monday, Creative Muster, Happy Now, Wonderful Wednesday, Weekend Potluck,

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13 thoughts on “Boneless BBQ Beef Ribs – Instant Pot”

  1. 5 stars
    Your ribs will be amazing and I can’t wait to try them! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for the inspiration! My store today had bone-in beef ribs—not short ribs, but good, ole ribs (each about 6”-7” long). They always have country style (boneless) pork ribs , but not sure they’ve ever even carried boneless beef ribs. Didn’t matter-the bone-in beef worked just fine. I seasoned as directed, browned (sauté setting) then cooked (in the broth per the recipe) for the 30 mintues + 10 minutes NR. Perfectly tender. Rather than finish in the oven, though, we finished on the grill. Put on a light coating of BBQ sauce and sprinkled with the brown sugar. Didn’t add the butter as we were going to be turning them several times and figured it would just slide off. End result was phenomenal!!! Thank you for a great, and simple, recipe!!! Goes in permant file!

    1. Glad it worked out for you Mindy! Yeah! You’re right, the butter would have definitely slid off.

  3. 4 stars
    I have a rack of pork ribs with bones. Would this recipe work for them or would time/ingredients need to change?

    1. I wouldn’t follow the same time. Check out my pork rib recipe as for the time that I use, but to be honest, it’s really a personal thing with bone-in ribs I’ve found. The time I give for bone in pork ribs will yield ribs that still have a bite, not fall off the bone. I like to eat my meat while it’s on the bone, but that’s just a person thing. So depending on how you like your ribs, if you want fall off the bone, I would a bit of searching around to find a time that matches your preference.

    1. Putting me on the spot here Doreen! Just kidding – I use a lot of different ones, but to be honest, my ABSOLUTE favorite is Rouses store brand Memphis BBQ Seasoning. I’m in lower Alabama, so if you’re on the Gulf Coast or ever travel there, I would seek out a Rouses grocery store to pick some up. I put it on everything. Ribs, pork, chicken, but not just meats…brussels sprouts, leeks, potatoes…you get the idea. Other than that one, Kosmos makes a great one. Smokehouse Bayou’s Bayou Dust, Rich’s River Dirt, and all kinds of other ones I pick up when I’m at convenience stores or out of town. Cuisinart makes a couple of good ones – I’ve gotten those at Wal-Mart. Sorry to go on and on, but asking me about BBQ seasoning is like asking Bubba Gump his favorite way to eat shrimp. lol

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