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Easy Tender Instant Pot Spicy Beef Ribs – Low Carb and Keto-friendly Recipe

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Beef ribs can be tender, juicy, crispy, spicy, or sticky, but they should always be delicious! We’ve never met a person in the world who hasn’t licked their fingers after helping themselves to a delicious plate of beef ribs. Have you? 

Let’s repeat the experience of your favorite restaurant-quality beef tips. Easy Instant Pot Short Ribs is a treat that will not leave you indifferent. Or hungry.

This beef short ribs recipe is perfect to enjoy on your keto diet. With beef ribs, you will get significant amounts of protein, along with certain vitamins and minerals, and you can keep the meal somewhat healthier by choosing your seasonings wisely.

You can buy short ribs from your local butcher or online. With local butchers, you can ask them to cut the ribs into your preferred size. 

keto instant pot short ribs

In addition to providing a delicious sugar-free flavor, the seasonings in this recipe provide the anti-inflammatory antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein capsaicin, and vitamins A, C, and E. They also contain energy-boosting minerals iron and copper.

Instead of using refined sugar to sweeten this recipe, we use apple cider vinegar. Research shows that vinegar has an anti-glycemic effect to help stabilize blood sugar levels (1). It’s also good for your heart and has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease when used as part of a salad dressing (2). 

Additionally, vinegar has antimicrobial properties that may help promote wound healing when using in food preparations. Antimicrobial foods can also help keep your immune system functioning properly. 

low carb instant pot beef ribs

This recipe also provides obesity-fighting properties in the form of capsaicin, which is a compound found in chili peppers. Capsaicin has a thermogenic effect on your metabolism to help “heat up” the body and burn calories (3). It also tastes great!

This beef dish is best eaten right away while it’s fresh and warm. However, you won’t be disappointed if you eat the leftovers the next day as the flavors will combine and enhance in the fridge overnight!

Don’t forget to add this dish to your Instant Pot recipes collection so you can prepare this for your family and friends later!

Let’s Do It!

Prepare the ribs by rinsing them and patting dry with a paper towel. Remove the thin layer of skin from the back of the ribs with a sharp knife. 

Combine all dry spices in a bowl and mix well. 

combine dry spices for ribs

Rub the ribs with the dry spice mixture by massaging it into the meat and coating all sides. 

rub beef ribs with spices

Add water and apple cider vinegar to the instant pot. Put a trivet inside and arrange the ribs on top.

Close the lid and set to “seal.” Press “pressure cook” or “manual” and cook for 23 minutes on high. Some people might cook a little longer to achieve fall off the bone braised short ribs.

braised short ribs instant pot

When done, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes then do a quick release. 

Transfer ribs to a baking tray and brush with keto-friendly BBQ sauce or olive oil. Broil for 3 to 5 minutes or until slightly crisp. Serve warm!

broil short ribs

Don’t forget to try these beef recipes using an Instant Pot:

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Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

An easy and flavorful way to prepare beef short ribs using an instant pot. What a perfect low-carb, keto-friendly and healthy dinner for those who love ribs.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword instant pot short ribs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 319kcal
Author Tanya K.


  • 1,5-2 lb beef ribs cut into sections
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil or ⅓ cup keto-friendly barbecue sauce (optional)

For Dry Rub:


  • Rinse ribs and pat dry. Remove the thin membrane from the back of the ribs if needed.
  • In a small bowl, combine all spices for the dry rub and mix well.
  • Coat the ribs with the dry rub and massage it into the meat.
  • Pour water and apple cider vinegar into the instant pot. Place a trivet inside and arrange ribs on top.
  • Close the lid and set the valve to “seal.” Hit “pressure cook” or “manual” and cook for 23 minutes on high pressure.
  • When finished cooking, release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes and do a quick release of the remaining pressure.
  • Open the lid and transfer ribs onto a baking tray lined with foil. Brush with BBQ sauce (optional) or olive oil (if you don’t want to use BBQ sauce) and broil for 3-5 minutes or until slightly charred.
  • Serve and enjoy!



Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 958mg40%
Potassium 481mg14%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 395IU8%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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