Easy Instant-Pot Ribs and Kraut

Easy Instant-Pot Ribs and Kraut

Category Entree
Cuisine American
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Ready-in 50 mins
Yields 4 Servings


For Rib Rub
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp Pepper
2 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp paprika
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp garlic powder
For Ribs
3-4 lbs baby back ribs
1 cup rib rub
1 18oz bottle of your favorite BBQ Sauce
2 14oz cans Frank's Kraut with juice or 2 16oz jars Frank's Sweet & Smoky BBQ Kraut
4 yukon gold potatoes sliced thin


  1. For the Rub
  2. Mix all rub ingredients in a small bowl until well combined.
  3. For the Ribs
  4. Sprinkle rub all over both sides of ribs.
  5. In your Instant Pot, layer sliced potatoes, Frank’s Kraut and ribs. Top with Barbecue Sauce and secure lid into place. Using the manual setting, set the instant pot to 40 minutes.
  6. When finished cooking, allow to sit for five minutes before releasing the lid.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Easy Instant-Pot Ribs and Kraut”

    1. Avatar for Connie

      Yes you can, You would have to cook it in your oven for about three hours or until meat is ready to slide off the bone with a fork, make sure there’s ALWAYS LIQUID or water in the pan, keep a good eye on it keep the lid tight, temperature about 300 or 325,

  1. Avatar for Lynn

    I made these ribs tonight for dinner. Left off the bbq sauce – we all loved it! The rub was really good and the ribs were falling off the bone, and they had great flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Avatar for Marty

    OK, I made this tonight, it was falling off the bone delish, but not brown as pictured! My first Instant Pot dish, it is clearly pressure cooked. Very tasty! But not brown. Doesn’t matter! Enjoy!

  3. Avatar for Marty

    I made these on NYD with my new surprise Instant Pot Duo—wow! I cannot believe how flavorful and fall-off-the-bone tender these ribs are! I am a convert with my first recipe! Amazing. I used baby back ribs, Yukon Gold potatoes, and Snow Floss Kraut in the bag.

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