Instat Pot Ribs
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5 from 2 votes

Orange-Whisey Instant Pot Ribs

Featuring the warm and sweet flavors of an Orange and Whiskey-infused Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, ribs
Servings: 6
Calories: 655kcal


For the Instant Pot Ribs

  • 3 lbs baby back pork ribs
  • 1/2 cup whiskey or bourbon
  • 1/2 cup water

For the Orange-Whiskey Barbecue Suace

  • 1/2 cup reserved liquid leftover from cooking the ribs
  • 2 cups of your favorie barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 pinch curshed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp flour for thickening, if necessary


  • Place the water and whiskey in bottom of Instant Pot and remove the membrane from ribs, if desired. Place the ribs in the pot by curling them around or cut into three segments and place in bottom of pot. Cook on high manual setting for a 25-30 minutes, allow for natural release of pressure at the end. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Place the ribs on a foil-lined baking sheet, using a pair of tongues and reserve 1/2 cup of liquid in bottom of the pot. Discard the remaining liquid.
  • Turn the Instant Pot on suaté (high) and combine all ingredients for the sauce. Stir to reduce and add a little flour if necessary to achieve desired consistency.
  • Slather the ribs in sauce and place in the hot oven for 10 minutes. Then, serve immediately or cover with foil and reduce oven to warm until ready to serve.


Calories: 655kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2.6mg