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A low carb Instant Pot recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

How to Make Ribs in the Instant Pot – Low Carb

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


If you’ve ever wondered how to make ribs in the Instant Pot, then this post is for you! Easy and delicious low carb ribs in less than an hour total – it’s a dream come true!


  • ~ 5 pounds of pork ribs (country style) cut into sections

For the dry rub:

  • 1.5 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp erythritol or other sweetener
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp ground coriander

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp erythritol or other sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 Tbsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (optional)


  1. Season the ribs with the dry rub ingredients on all sides.
  2. Stack the rib sections in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker.)
  3. Combine the ketchup, sweetener, vinegar, water, liquid smoke, mustard, allspice, and onion powder in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the sauce mixture over the ribs.
  5. Seal the Instant Pot and use the Manual setting to set the time to 35 minutes on high pressure.
  6. After the cooking is done, release the pressure per manufacturer’s instructions and remove lid.
  7. Remove the ribs to a platter and keep warm.
  8. Whisk the xanthan gum into the sauce, then use the saute function to cook the remaining liquid in the pot for 10 minutes. Pour the sauce over the ribs and serve.

If using a slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Then cook the liquid down on the stovetop until thickened before pouring over the ribs.


Approx nutrition info for 3 ribs: 387 calories, 29g fat, 2g net carbs, 27g protein

  • Category: Instant Pot Recipe
  • Cuisine: American

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