How to Make Barbecue Beef Short Ribs | Instant Pot

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Instant Pot Barbecue Beef Short Ribs

Cooking in the instant pot gives me such joy.  I put everything in, push the button and walk away.  It doesn’t get easier than that.  These barbecue beef short rib are so tender in the Instant Pot.  See how you can make them for your family below.

We ‘doctor’ up our barbecue sauce to our liking (recipe below).  You could also just use your favorite BBQ sauce, just add some water to it.

Cooking time is a little different for bone in or out, but listed below.

making barbecue sauce

Ingredients:

6-10 beef short ribs, thawed
1 bottle honey barbecue sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
lemon pepper

ribs covered in pepper

Instructions:

Before making the sauce, I sprinkle lemon pepper all over the ribs in the instant pot.

homemade barbecue sauce

In a bowl, I add all the ingredients (except the ribs and lemon pepper) and mix together.  I then pour the barbecue over the beef short ribs and close the lid.

beef short ribs
Putting the bone-in ribs in the instant pot on their side makes it easier to get more ribs in the instant pot.

The ribs are cooks for 1 hour on the meat setting (or manual) if they are bone in.  No bones?  Cook them for 45 minutes.  Let them do a natural pressure release.

Serve with baked potatoes and green beans or your favorite vegetables.

ribs with barbecue sauce

Barbecue Beef Rib Tips

  • Ribs can cook for 45 minutes without bones.  Cook for an hour for bone-in
  • There will be a lot of grease after the ribs cook, you can ladle this off and enjoy the ribs.
  • If you have trouble getting your ribs into the Instant Pot, try putting them on their side.
  • Make sure your ribs are not frozen when you start.  Room temperature is best for fall off the bone ribs.
cooked beef ribs

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cooked beef short ribs on plate with barbecue cause
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Barbecue Beef Short Ribs in Instant Pot

Looking for delicious recipes for your instant pot? You can make these super tender barbecue beef short ribs. No need to wait for Summer!
Course: Holiday, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 6-10 beef short ribs thawed
  • 1 bottle honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • lemon pepper

Instructions

  • Before making the sauce, I sprinkle lemon pepper all over the ribs in the instant pot.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • In a bowl, I add all the ingredients (except the ribs and lemon pepper) and mix together. I then pour the barbecue over the beef short ribs and close the lid.

Beef Short Ribs

  • Putting the bone-in ribs in the instant pot on their side makes it easier to get more ribs in the instant pot.
  • The ribs are cooks for 1 hour on the meat setting (or manual) if they are bone in. No bones? Cook them for 45 minutes. Let them do a natural pressure release.
  • Serve with baked potatoes and green beans or your favorite vegetables.

Video

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Notes

Barbecue Beef Rib Tips
Ribs can cook for 45 minutes without bones. Cook for an hour for bone-in
There will be a lot of grease after the ribs cook, you can ladle this off and enjoy the ribs.
If you have trouble getting your ribs into the Instant Pot, try putting them on their side.
Make sure your ribs are not frozen when you start. Room temperature is best for fall off the bone ribs.
PIN NOW, MAKE LATER! Looking for delicious recipes for your instant pot? You can make these super tender barbecue beef short ribs in your instant pot. Perfect year round recipe.

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8 Comments

  1. Awesome. Used our favorite BBQ sauce and a cup of war we in the bottom. I also used the handles trivet to get them all out easy. Delicious and falling off the bone!

      1. Well Lemon Pepper worked and I only made a few pieces since it’s just the wife and I, I used a jar of locally made BBQ sauce just poured it all in, this was so easy and really tender and tasty my sides were the green beans and a baked potato

        I’m saving this simple and delicious recipe , will make again 🙂

  2. Thank you for the great recipe! The barbecue boneless beef short ribs I made were perfectly tender and full of flavor. Delicious!

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