Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen Recipe

Discover the ease and flavor of our Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen recipe. This innovative cooking method eliminates the need for defrosting, saving time while still delivering mouthwatering results. The Instant Pot works its magic, creating ribs that are perfectly tender, succulent, and infused with rich, smoky flavors. Perfect for weeknight meals or when you forgot to defrost the ribs in advance, this recipe ensures that a tasty, home-cooked meal is always within reach. Follow our straightforward recipe to enjoy the delicious convenience of Instant Pot Ribs from Frozen.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4


  1. 1 rack of frozen baby back ribs
  2. 1 cup barbecue sauce
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. In the Instant Pot, combine water, apple cider vinegar, and liquid smoke.
  2. Season the frozen ribs with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, then place them in the Instant Pot.
  3. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is set to sealing.
  4. Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure for 40 minutes.
  5. Once the cooking time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes, then quickly release any remaining pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the ribs from the Instant Pot, brush them generously with barbecue sauce, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 450 kcal,
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g,
  • Protein: 35 g,
  • Fat: 24 g,
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g,
  • Cholesterol: 98 mg,
  • Sodium: 850 mg,
  • Fiber: 0 g,
  • Sugar: 20 g.