Instant Pot® Ribs from Frozen


  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons hickory smoke seasoning (such as Savory Spice® Red Rocks)
  • 1 rack frozen baby back ribs, membrane removed and cut into 4 slabs
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Pour water into a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Set trivet inside. Sprinkle seasoning liberally over the frozen ribs and set on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid.


  • Step 2

    Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 45 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Step 3

    Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 15 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

  • Step 4

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

  • Step 5

    Transfer ribs to a rimmed baking sheet. Brush with barbecue sauce. Broil until glazed, 4 to 5 minutes.

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