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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs w/Micro Rainbow Mix!

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

These baby back ribs are fall off the bone amazing, thanks to today's modern instant pot, which cooks at the speed of light and delivers the most tender ribs you've probably ever experienced. Seriously! But that's just the start. Sprinkle our Microgreens on top and be amazed at how they stand up to rich bbq sauce and delivery their own flavor notes, not to mention out-of-this-world nutritional value! All of our suggestions for side dishes are quick, easy and let the BBQ ribs (and Microgreens) be the star.

Note: If you don't have an Instant Pot, go the long way around the barn with a classic crock pot - this tried and truth method delivers tasty ribs too. KEEP're almost to our Video!


  • 2lbs Baby Back Ribs BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 Cup of BBQ Sauce

  • 1tbsp Liquid Smoke Rub ingredients:

  • 1tbsp Parsley

  • 1tbsp Paprika

  • 1tbsp Onion Powder

  • 1tbsp Garlic Salt

  • 1tbsp Salt

  • 1tbsp Pepper

  • 3/4 Cup of Light Brown Sugar Instant Pot mixture:

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

  • BrightFresh Micro Rainbow Mix


  1. Wash ribs, remove membrane, pat dry with a paper towel and place on foil lined baking sheet.

  2. Create the Rub: in a medium bowl combine parsley, paprika, onion powder, garlic salt, salt, pepper, and light brown sugar. Mix well.

  3. Coat the front, back and sides of ribs with the rub. (we put our ribs on a foil-lined baking sheet but you can use any surface.)

  4. Turn on your Instant Pot between 400 - 500 degrees F. Add the water, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce and stir.

  5. Put the steam rack inside. Then place ribs inside Instant Pot. (they wrap nicely in a circle. Just make sure they don't drop below the steam rack and touch the water mixture).

  6. Place the lid on Instant Pot and lock into place. Press manual, and cook for 25 minutes.

  7. After 25 minutes: Do a 10-minute natural release and then a quick release. This means opening up the vent. Caution: steam will be hot! We used a wooden spoon to open vent. Then twist open the lid and lift one side of the lid away from you (natural release).

  8. Remove the ribs and place directly on a 2nd clean foil lined baking sheet.

  9. Combine bbq sauce and Liquid Smoke in a bowl. Mix well and spread evenly onto both sides of your cooked ribs. (Now they are truly bbq'd!)

  10. BROIL ribs for 5 minutes. Temps vary, so be sure and watch oven. 450-500 avg broil temp.

  11. Remove from oven and plate up.

  12. Top with our Micro Rainbow Mix.

  13. Add side dishes. Some suggestions: mashed potatoes, pinto beans, side salad with honey vinaigrette, baked potato, loaded, or vegetables, such as broccoli, corn on the cob.

(Thanks to for the inspiration!)


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