Instant Pot Chipotle Raspberry-Glazed Ribs

Best Instant Pot Ribs

I developed this recipe in collaboration with the National Raspberry Council

I was a latecomer to the appeal of digging into a pile of meaty ribs. With nary a southern bone in my body, ribs just weren’t part of my culinary upbringing. The few times I remember encountering them was at a barbecue restaurant where I’d opt for the familiarity of chicken over the strangeness of pork bones.

But then I married Mr. Mom’s Kitchen. With his family’s deep Kentucky roots, cooking ribs was a part of the package (along with buttery grits and bourbon).  Over time I’ve begun to enjoy them (nearly) as much as my husband does.

Best Instant Pot Ribs

And while I’ve cooked ribs a number of times over the years, I’ve never been quite so smitten as when I pulled off these killer Instant Pot ribs. They are reason alone to invest in a pressure cooker.

Here’s what makes them so darn good:

  1. The Instant Pot cooks the meat into fall-off-the-bone perfection in 30 minutes flat.
  2. The glaze, a blend of chipotle chiles, frozen raspberries, and honey, is a lip-smacking brew that has none of the funny business you might find in store-bought sauce.
  3. The finishing touch is to lacquer the ribs with the tangy sauce and pop them under a broiler just until brown and bubbly.

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Head here to get the recipe for Instant Pot Ribs

As for what to pair with the ribs? I’m always game for a crunchy slaw such as this one. Alternatively, a mess of crispy sweet potatoes is a good way to go, too.


02.02.2018 at7:23 PM #

EA The Spicy RD

I gotta tell ya’, I’ve eaten my fair share of ribs, but I’ve never made them before. These look so good, especially with that raspberry chipotle glaze. Heading over to get the recipe ASAP!

02.03.2018 at5:58 AM #

Emily Kyle

I think I am the only person who still doesn’t have an Instant pot, but when I see recipes like this, I’m like OMG I need one! These look perfect!

02.06.2018 at12:35 PM #

Anne|Craving Something Healthy

OMG I’ve never been much of a ribs person, but these look SO good… 🙂

02.09.2018 at11:00 AM #

Jessica Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN

I’ll need to get some beef ribs to try this out! My husband actually suggested we make ribs in our new instant pot, but I’ve never made ribs before period so didn’t know where to start!

02.09.2018 at11:00 AM #

Katie Morford

Absolutely try them. Beef ribs tend to be bigger than baby back, so you may need to up the cooking time, but the glaze will be delicious.

05.30.2021 at10:02 AM #

Rochelle Winston Davies

So for those of us without Instant Pots, would you think this would translate easily to the slow cooker?

05.30.2021 at10:02 AM #

Katie Morford

Yes. I think it would!

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