Keto Instant Pot Ribs really is easy as 1-2-3. Smother with our homemade low carb barbecue sauce and you’ll see why it’s a quick and easy favorite dinner for many.
We are all for quick delicious meals with minimal effort. These instant pot ribs tick those boxes and more. Not sure if it’s just because it is summer or what but I’ve had SERIOUS cravings for barbecue anything.
We’ve even been making chicken nuggets for the SOLE PURPOSE so I can dunk it into barbecue sauce. So it’s only natural that we share my husbands favorite – Barbecue Ribs.
All of this dunking and smothering in barbecue sauce perhaps will have you wonder how the heck it is possible as normal barbecue sauce is rather high in carbs *ahem* especially with how much I’ve been eating.
Our low carb bbq sauce though is the solution! Now you can definitely buy sugar-free barbecue sauce out there but if you want to try your hand at making your own or can’t find any in your local store it’s actually really easy to make!
Short Ribs vs. Spare Ribs
First, you’ll want to start with the ribs. We personally are using beef short ribs for this recipe. Short Ribs are the beef version of pork’s spare ribs.
You of course can use spare ribs if you’d like but we personally prefer the Short Ribs ourselves. Short ribs do tend to be a bit more expensive BUT they also tend to have a bit more meat to them versus spare ribs.
It’s Yummi has a fabulous chipotle bbq dry rubbed pork ribs that easily can be made low carb using brown sugar alternatives.
How to Cook Ribs in the Instant Pot
So once you decide on your ribs you’ll want to liberally season with salt and pepper and place into the instant pot like you see below.
We LOVE the Instant Pot (affiliate link) and there is absolutely no reason to be intimidated by the Instant Pot if you’re just getting started. Let’s walk through some of the basics.
You’re only going to use one mode for this recipe – high pressure cook.
One thing we want to take a moment to note is the release. With this recipe, you’re going to do what is called a natural release, which should take around 15 minutes. Even with a natural release you may find a little bit of steam will come when you begin remove the top so do make sure use a towel to protect yourself and to keep it away from any obstruction above.
That really is the two main things that can be a little intimidating when starting off with a pressure cooker.
So while the ribs are cooking you can start off with the bbq sauce if you want to make your own. But if you are opting for storebought convenience, well, there isn’t anything else you need to do. WINNNNNN.
Just be sure to make this barbecue chicken pizza with any leftover sauce. Trust me, you’ll be thanking me. These slow cooker barbecue meatballs from VeggieBalance would be divine too. Seriously, give me all the barbecue sauce right now.
HOW MANY NET CARBS IN OUR KETO IP BBQ RIBS?
3 Net Carb for apprx one serving. We calculated it as dividing the recipe into 6 servings. Roughly 2 ribs is a serving if that helps at all.
ALSO – we calculated this with ALL the barbecue sauce that our sauce makes. Because… well lets be honest.. So if you end up not using all the barbecue sauce (and you very well could not) then that can lower the carb count even more.
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY THESE LOW CARB RECIPES:
Keto Instant Pot Ribs
- 3 pounds bone-in beef short ribs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon liquid smoke (optional)
- 1 whole orange
- salt and pepper
- 1 batch homemade keto barbecue sauce
- Season ribs liberally with salt and pepper on both sides of the rack.
- Place trivet in the instant pot and ribs on top of the trivet in a circular fashion.
- Add water, liquid smoke, juice from one orange and the leftover orange slices, into the Instant Pot.
- Secure lid and set on manual pressure at High for 25 minutes. Allow for natural release for an additional 15 minutes.
- Upon removal of the ribs from the instant pot, place onto a tin foil lined baking sheet and coat both sides of ribs with your homemade BBQ sauce.Broil in the oven on high for 2-3 minutes each side.