Instant Pot Lamb Ribs


Easy Instant Pot Lamb Ribs you can make for holidays or any special dinner.

When making lamb ribs in pressure cooker it’s important to not overcook the meat. By following this Instant Pot recipe you gonna get the best result ever 🙂

They are quick and easy to prepare and they are really flavorful and mouthwatering. Feel free to use different spices and herbs to create your own favorite seasoning mix!

How to serve?

Here are some great options for side dishes:

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Can I use chicken or pork instead?

Yes! This recipe can also be prepared using chicken tights or pork ribs.

If you like the recipe, check out this Instant Pot Short Ribs.

Instant Pot Lamb Ribs

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 3 lb lamb ribs
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spices
  • 1 tsp parpika
  • 1 cup broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar


  • In a small bowl, mix garlic, ginger, Chinese Five Spice and paprika.
  • Rub your ribs with the prepared seasoning.
  • Place the ribs into the Instant Pot.
  • Add broth and water and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 20 minutes (depending on the ribs size).
  • In the meantime, heat soy sauce, honey and rice vinegar in a small saucepan, until you obtain a sticky sauce.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Drain the liquid from the Instant Pot.
  • Pour the sauce from the pan over the ribs and press “Sauté”.
  • Saute for 2 minutes, until ribs are brown.
  • Serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 63kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 3g Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 1974mg Potassium: 98mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 10g Vitamin A: 188IU Vitamin C: 1mg Calcium: 9mg Iron: 1mg
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10 thoughts on “Instant Pot Lamb Ribs

  1. Ribs came out very tough and difficult to chew. I used lamb ribs from a lamb we raised so I know I used quality meat. Also at step 7 of the instructions states to “Sauté” but it didn’t say if you should drain the existing liquid from the instant pot before adding the sauce. I did not drain it so it really diluted the sauce once I poured it over the ribs. Very disappointed and ended up feeding them to my dogs.

    1. Have you followed the ratio of ingredients properly? Now i have mentioned in the instructions about the draining of liquid from pot.

  2. I read the comment above and adjusted the pressure cooking time to 25 minutes, then slow released about 10 minutes. I also substitued about 1/2 c. water for the broth in the bottom of the Instantpot. We glazed them and finished on the grill a few minutes. The result was very tasty and extremely tender.

    1. @Sue thanks for giving full instructions… I was getting disappointed having read the other unanswered comments… Will sure be trying your take on this.

  3. To make the lamb not so tough, leave it in saute mode for 30 minutes. I aslo used ×2 3/4cups of water and x1 3/4cup of broth.

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