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 Budweiser BBQ Sauce your favorite flavor
2 14oz cans Frank's Kraut with juice
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 Budweiser 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!


  1. just wondering if this recipe would work in a roaster pan in the oven? we don’t have a instant pot.

    • Hi Tony,
      It should work just fine in the oven. You may have to cook it longer.

  2. thank you!

  3. Do you put these on a trivet or pot in pot or just layer on the bottom of the pot?

    • Hi Angie,
      For this recipe we just layered the ingredients on the bottom of the pot.

  4. 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!

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