Recipe By Soup Loving Nicole
Published Aug 16th
Prep 5m Cook 1h Additional 15m Ready In 1h 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 496.6

Making St. Louis-style ribs? Buy spare ribs instead and at a fraction of the price. Cut off the tips and you’ll have a whole other treat in itself. Rib tips. Your Instant Pot® will show you just how.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pounds rib tips
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ rub
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Add water and vinegar to a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Set trivet inside. Sprinkle rib tips with salt and BBQ rub and massage to coat. Set rib tips on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 40 minutes. Allow 8 minutes for pressure to build.
  2. 2 Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
  3. 3 Transfer rib tips to a baking dish and let cool for 5 minutes. Add barbecue sauce and stir to coat.
  4. 4 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. 5 Grill rib tips for 6 minutes, turning once after 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 496.6
  • Carbohydrate 23.7 g
  • Cholesterol 119.8 mg
  • Fat 30.2 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 28.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 11 g
  • Sodium 1962.9 mg
  • Sugar 16.4 g


  1. I enjoyed the tips. Insta-pot made this recipe easy. I'll try it again!

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