Instant Pot Lamb Ribs

Lamb ribs in honey and soy sauce with red and green chili pepper and onion

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

Lamb ribs in honey and soy sauce with red and green chili pepper and onion

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!

What if I don't have Chinese Five Spice?

Just check the Best Substitutes for Chinese Five Spice and get great options so you can still make this recipe 🙂

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.

Lamb ribs in honey and soy sauce with red and green chili pepper and onion

Instant Pot Lamb Ribs

These succulent lamb ribs are ideal for a simple yet delicious dinner for the whole family. The honey makes the lamb sticky and sweet that perfectly complements the spices.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie


  • 3 lb lamb ribs
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 teaspoon parpika
  • 1 cup broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon 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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21 thoughts on “Instant Pot Lamb Ribs

  1. We made these today as the first dish cooked in my newly purchased Instant Pot. Absolutely delicious! Even my five-year-old son loved them

    1. Wow, that's great!! Excellent choice for your first dish. I hope you enjoy more of my Instant Pot recipes on the site 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      There are few things I love more than salty fat, and these really hit the spot. I didn't think 20 min would be enough in the Instant Pot, but it was fine. I did cut the rack into groups of 2 bones each and perhaps that also helped tenderize the meat evenly. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Just made these and they are amazing! I only have “sear” on my pressure cooker, so did that after dumping the cooking juice. After all racks were seared the went on the bbq to crisp up the bits of fat. Omg, YUM!

    1. So happy you loved it! That was a good choice, I believe the "sear" function does the same thing as saute. But either way, glad it turned out so well for you.

  3. These were amazing, used small lamb ribs from a quality butcher, cooked for 20min with slow release for 10min came out melting in the mouth. Thank you so much xx

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. The photo shows veggies in the dis, but there is no mention of them in the recipe. Are they sautéed separately?

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