Pressure Cooker BBQ Country Style Ribs: Whole30, Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten Free

These paleo and Whole30 pressure cooker BBQ country style ribs are incredibly easy to make, only require a few simple ingredients and perfect for any holiday meal or weeknight dinner. They’re done in 30 minutes with very little hands-on time, and made with healthy, real food ingredients but still have the classic, comforting taste.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Ribs
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


  • 22.5 lbs country style pork ribs
  • ½ cup 100% apple juice
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • ½ cup BBQ sauce (no sugar added)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • Additional BBQ sauce for serving


  1. Add apple juice, broth and ribs into a large bowl, along with the liquid smoke if using. Marinate for 2-4 hours in the fridge. Make the spice rub by combining the dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Remove the ribs from the marinade and pat dry. Add ½ of the marinade into the Crock-Pot Express Crisp Pressure Cooker
  3. Sprinkle all of the dry rub over the ribs and rub it into the meat really well on all sides using your hands. Place the ribs into the pressure cooker. Pour BBQ sauce over the ribs and use the back of a spoon or brush to coat the tops of the ribs.
  4. Place the lid on the pressure cooker, close the sealing valve and cook on manual high pressure for 30 minutes.
  5. After cooking is finished, do a quick release by opening the sealing valve. Replace the lid with the Crisping Lid and set for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the ribs and serve with additional BBQ sauce.

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