Instant Pot Country Style Ribs - A comforting dish of boneless beef ribs that cook up perfectly tender using an Instant Pot / pressure cooker, in a fraction of the traditional time.
🥩What are country style ribs
This might sound confusing but country style ribs are not ribs at all. Since we are using beef here, not pork, I'm just going to explain the beef version.
These boneless cuts of beef are actually from the chuck eye roll. The steaks from that area are cut in two. If you are interested in more detail, you could check out "Beef, It's What's for Dinner" site.
⏲️ Cook Time
Traditionally, country style ribs need to cook low and slow. Most recipes call for sitting in the slow cooker for 8 hours or in the over for about 2 hours.
I decided to experiment with my new handy dandy Instant Pot. Pressure cook time is 45 minutes. Please note, the total time is not 45 minutes. Plan on a little longer for time to build pressure and time to naturally release pressure.
For a flavorful cut of meat like this, I keep things fairly simple. The only seasoning I used was a Montreal Style Steak Seasoning. This type of seasoning is one of my go-to for a lot of dishes. It contains salt, black pepper, garlic, onion and paprika.
If you don't have access to this seasoning, you can season with whatever type of rub / seasoning blend you prefer on beef. A good combo would be salt, pepper and garlic powder.
🔪 Cooking instructions
Start by seasoning the beef as I mentioned above.
Next, pour the broth into the Instant Pot and place the ribs right in there. No need for a trivet here.
Set the Instant Pot to high pressure / manual pressure for 45 minutes.
Once 45 minutes is up, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release pressure. This means, wait for the pin to drop on it's own, don't move the valve to release the pressure.
The reason for the natural release is it results in a more tender result. When the pressure is released manually, meat, particularly beef, seizes up and gets tough. We do not want tough beef.
Remove the beef from the Instant Pot and place on a lined baking sheet. Brush with BBQ sauce of choice and place under the broiler for just a few minutes.
🍚 Side dish
- mashed potatoes
- air fryer loaded potatoes
- green beans
- creamy polenta
- creamy rice
- Instant Pot Risotto
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Instant Pot Country Style Ribs
- 2 pounds boneless country style beef ribs
- 2 Tablespoons montreal steak seasoning
- 1 Cup beef broth
- ½ Cup BBQ sauce
- Season both sides of ribs with steak seasoning.
- Pour broth into Instant Pot and then place the seasoned ribs in the broth. Cover and seal pot. Set with manual high pressure to 45 minutes. After the 45 minutes, allow the pressure to naturally release.
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Using tongs, move ribs from Instant Pot to baking sheet (line baking sheet with aluminum foil for easier clean up). Brush BBQ sauce on to ribs. Place under broiler for just 3-4 minutes.
hey sharonoox says
This looks amazing! My family loves a good country style ribs and this recipe is right up my alley. I'm going to try making this.
Rebekah from Cali says
These were amazing!!! I made them last week with thick beef country style ribs. I used my own spices with a can of beef consommé and a cup of chicken stock. I didn’t have 8 hours to wait for it to sit in a crock pot so I’m happy I found this recipe. I added them on top of red mashed potatoes and made a gravy from some of the sauce. I’ll be making these frequently for my teenagers as they were gobbled right up.
Those turned out fantastic! I wonder if they could be done in just a slow cooker (no pressure) and still turn out as nicely...
These look likes something very similar to a recipe my mom used to make. I can remember how the meat fell off the bones and tasted so amazingly good!
Marie Altenor says
Oh this looks so delicious. I have to try this recipe. I also use Montreal style seasoning. I use it on every meat.
laurie beth says
I am on atkins and always looking for yummy meat ideas since it is the star of each meal. I think I may have to buy an instant pot! I haven't found a recipe I didn't want to try and I prefer instant over slow cookers.
Julie @ Running in a Skirt says
The instant pot really is magical! These ribs look amazing - my family would go gaga over them. Great recipe.
Omg can we say yum?!?! Now this is one thing I haven’t attempted in the Insta pot yet! I will have to add to my menu next week
Ribs came out very dry. Seems to be overcooked. Wouldn't use this recipe again =(
Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that. Did you use the beef ribs or did you sub in pork?
Colleen Colligan says
This worked out beautifully! The ribs fell appart and melted in my mouth. Delishious, easy and fast. Thank you food Schmidt!¡
I used country style PORK ribs instead, and although they were tasty, they were a little tough. Should pork ribs be cooked differently?
I haven't made this recipe yet using pork, all I can speak to is that the beef ribs were super tender. I will be trying pork soon.
Super easy but tastes like I've cooked for hours. I love and used the Montreal Seasoning and gave the ribs a quick browning in Instant Pot. I didn't have any beef stock so I diluted some Dales Seasoning and added that instead. 45 minutes later the ribs were so tender, the broth was thin and since I am not a big fan of BBQ sauce, I added 2 packets of powdered brown gravy. Served over mashed potatoes with asparagus. Awesome quick dinner. Thank you. I really would not have know what to do with the ribs to get them that tender and flavorful. I know I amended the recipe a bit with the gravy but otherwise this is going to be a new family favorite.
So glad you enjoyed it! I like the sound of a gravy too! I might switch it up one night. Thanks for the idea!
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I just put 4 1/2 lbs of country beef ribs in my instant pot! I cant wait to try it. I did add more beef broth by a cup and I added the cook time to 60 minutes, I may turn it off at 50ish...
Quick question - As a newby having only cooked Chicken Breasts (frozen) for only 11 minutes (they were awesome) I am struggling with the 45 minute cook time. Why such a long time to cook them, especially since they are not frozen. Remember I am brand new at this and tying to figure out how to adapt recipes to an Instant Pot. Thanks.
This just seems to be the magic number to a tough cut of meat super tender.
I need to cook 6 lbs of the meat. Would you still recommend the 45 min. cook time? I ask this because I’ve read that it’s not the total pounds but the thickness of the meat that determines cook time. Have you found this to be the case? (First time instant pot user).
it is my understanding that amount of food doesn't change cook time. It may however just take a little longer to come up to pressure.
Cheri Connell says
I made this recipe tonight. I used my own spices and decided to sear before cooking. Cooked for the time listed and finished as stated in recipe. They were AWESOME!!! Tender and juicy. Definitely keeping this recipe. Thanks for posting. !!
I used frozen country style beef ribs and they were amazing!!
I followed the recipe using beef country ribs. I won’t make it again - dry and tough.
I would love to know more as I have had a lot of positive feedback on this one. Did you use boneless or bone-in country style ribs?
1st time using my new electric pressure cooker. Hopefully all goes well. Cant wait to try them. Thank you
Made these couple of weekends ago. 1st time using my new electric pressure cooker and i love it !!!!!!! making again this weekend. Need to try chicken next. Cant wait. Thank you !!!!!
It was good. Tasted like a regular roast, think I'll try chicken stock next time.
I made a similar recipe after purchasing “boneless beef ribs.” In my case, the “ribs” were simply a chuck roast sliced about 1-1/2” thick. They were excellent.
Just sharing in case folks weren’t aware.
These ribs are fantastic!! They are my family’s favorite quick rib method. I do the recipe as is, and they are fall apart delicious!
Quick question. Can I double this recipe without any problems?
I haven't yet doubled it myself but knowing what I know about IP cooking, I don't see it would be a problem. Typically when I double a recipe, the ingredients double but cook time remains the same.
Teri Schultz says
This recipe was amazingly fast & deliciously good! Will definitely do this one again.
Oh, Christine, I am so glad I found your country style ribs recipe on foodyschoody.com! I only had a pound of ribs so I decreased the cooking time to 35 minutes instead of 45 & I used my personal favorite seasoning, Weber's Roasted Garlic & Herb which goes great on anything. These ribs were cooked a little bit about 4-5 days ago but the cooking got interrupted & I had to put them in a container & in the fridge to cook later. So I put these partially cooked ribs & beef broth in my instapot, set the timer & prayed it would come out edible. OMG! Even partially cooked & put back in the fridge 4-5 days ago they still came out tender & so flavorful! I am so happy with them that I'm writing this comment while I'm still eating them. Lol! This was so easy & so good. And for someone like me who deals with chronic pain, easy is awesome! Thank you!
I have tried three times before today to make ribs in the instant pot, and this is BY FAR the best recipe I’ve found yet. The meat was so tender! The whole family loved it.
I put the meat on the trivet before setting the timer for 45 minutes at high pressure, let the pot naturally release for 15 minutes, then coated in Sweet Baby Rays before broiling on high for three minutes. Perfect! Thanks for a great recipe and step by step instructions.
Dé anne says
I just unpacked my new Instant Pot today and chose this recipe for my trial run because I happened to have country style beef ribs on hand. They were amazing! So tender, so delicious! I served them over polenta with green beans. I regret that I didn't take a picture because they also looked amazing, and there's none left.
Great recipe! I had a pkg. of country style beef ribs in the freezer that I had been dreading cooking because they’re always tough. I decided to try them with your recipe; they came out perfectly tender! Looking forward to making this one again.
I made this recipe only thing I changed was I used Louisiana Cajun seasoning. This is the first time I used my pressure cooker. The ribs were amazing. Never made beef ribs so juicy and tender. Fall apart the fat just melted.
Susan Kilgore says
These were awesome! I used cranberry juice, liquid smoke, some red wine, soy sauce and worstershire sauce for my liquid and before broiling I put a tiny pat of butter, brown sugar and bbq sauce on top…best beef ribs I’ve ever had and I’ve tried a lot of recipes! Thank you so much! We had latkes and whole green beans with them…yummmm!
I've not thought to use cranberry juice - smart idea!
Dona Dougherty says
Made them tonight, followed the recipe exactly, not the least bit dry, yummy. we go to a barbeque place near us and pay 65$ this was just as good! I am just learning to use my instapot after having it for a couple years. I learned how to use a pressure cooker about 70 years ago, but this is a new ballgame.
Laurie in NE says
Followed recipe exactly, except I seared the meat first. Came out fork tender and delicious. Most importantly, finicky husband commented several times how good it was, had seconds (a rarity), and adding the next day, "That recipe DEFINITELY goes in rotation." Anyway, thanks for an easy-to-follow recipe and great dinner! Served with mac and cheese, and a veggie, by his request.
I'm so glad you (and your husband) enjoyed it! Mac & cheese is a great side dish for these!