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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs With Buffalo Sauce

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Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs – A Tasty and Easy Recipe

Instant Pot recipes are the best! If you follow me then you will know that I post many Instant Pot recipes and for good reason. They require very little effort on your part which means that you get to spend your time on other important things that need your attention rather than being in the kitchen all the time. 

And if you are planning a social gathering of some kind but don’t feel up to a full-on bbq then the Instant Pot is definitely the way to go to make these deliciously saucy and flavourful buffalo ribs. 

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Pressure Cooker Baby Back Ribs

The Instant Pot method for cooking these ribs makes them extremely tender and juicy while the addition of the buffalo sauce compliments the seasoning with a sticky-sweet flavour that will leave your guests coming back for more!

Okay, if that doesn’t make your stomach start to grumble then I don’t know what will. The great thing about ribs is that they are a hit with pretty much everyone so you can’t go wrong.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 45 minutes 

Total Time:  50 minutes

Yields: 5 servings

What You Need To Cook This Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs Recipe



  • 1 Baby Pork Ribs (approximately 2 lbs)
  • 1 Cup of buffalo sauce (Plus more for serving purposes)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Cup of Water for cooking liquid
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How To Cook This Buffalo Ribs Recipe


Sprinkle the racks of baby pork ribs generously with salt and pepper, then rub the racks of ribs all over with your favorite buffalo sauce.

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Place the ribs in the slow cooker.

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Add water and a little extra sauce to create the liquid mixture. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot. Lock the lid into place and set the manual pressure cook time to 25 minutes. Once the timer goes off, use the natural release function to release the pressure.

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Once done, serve the ribs by having brushed them with additional buffalo sauce.

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Enjoy these tasty saucy ribs. They are so good!

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Side Dishes That Go Well With pork Baby Back Ribs

One could easily eat these tender and saucy Instant Pot buffalo ribs just as they are but obviously adding a side dish to these ribs would also be a good idea (and perhaps more civilised when entertaining guests!).

If you are looking for some ideas of side dishes that would compliment buffalo seasoned ribs then why not try out the following:

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob – an easy addition to the buffalo ribs and a classic complimentary side dish to ribs. 

Weight Watchers Avocado Caprese Salad– another easy side dish to whip up alongside the Instant Pot buffalo ribs. You can’t go wrong by adding a few leafy greens to your meat.  

You may also enjoy a pasta side dish. Check out this delicious Instant Pot Puttanesca Pasta Dish .

How to Make The Buffalo Sauce?

If you don’t want to use a ready made sauce for your rack of ribs you can try making your own buffalo sauce!

Sauce Ingredients:

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  • ¼ cup of melted butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the buffalo sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary. If the sauce seems too thin, simply simmer over low heat until desired consistency is reached.

How To Store and Reheat Leftover Ribs?

If you have any leftover ribs, be sure to store them in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to reheat, place the ribs in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F until heated through, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Can You Use Other Ribs for This Instant Pot Recipe?

You can use beef ribs or lamb ribs in this recipe, just as long as they are cut into individual ribs. You will need to adjust the cook time, so keep an eye on them so that they do not overcook. For, the beef ribs you may prefer to use beef broth for the cooking liquid rather than the buffalo sauce.

Can I cook them from frozen?

Yes, you can use frozen rack of ribs and cook them straight in the electric pressure cooker. Just increase the cook time by 5-7 minutes or so. However, if you have time, we recommend you thaw the ribs first to give nice tender ribs after cooking. 

What Type of Ribs should I Buy?

When looking for pork ribs, you want to buy the baby back ribs. They are a smaller cut of rib and they have a more delicate flavor than their larger counterparts.

I’m sure this Instant Pot recipe will inspire you to get out your pressure cooker and try this deliciously sticky meal. 

I can’t get enough of Instant Pot recipes due to the ease and time-saving. The Instant Pot also creates seems to add a lot of additional flavour to meals and helps particularly with making any meat tender. For ribs, you can be sure that the meat will fall off the bones with ease…yummy!

Be sure to check out all my other Instant Pot recipes. You won’t be disappointed. 

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Yield: 5

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs With Buffalo Sauce

Instant pot Baby Back Ribs

This Baby Back Ribs Instant Pot Recipe is good to serve on special occasions. This will surely enjoy your visitors.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 Rack of Pork Ribs (approximately 2 lbs)
  • 1 Cup of buffalo sauce (Plus more for serving purposes)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 Cup of Water


    Season the ribs with salt and pepper and then rub in the buffalo sauce. Then place the ribs in the Instant Pot.

    Add water and secure the lid on the Instant Pot.  Set the Instant Pot timer for 25 minutes on manual. Natural release.

    Once done, serve the ribs by having brushed them with additional buffalo sauce.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 1273mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g

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