A photo of beef short ribs smothered in mustard Carolina BBQ sauce over a pile of mashed potatoes.

Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
A tangy mustard based bbq sauce from South Carolina smeared all over tender, fall apart beef short ribs and you only need 30 minutes and an instant pot!




  • Prepare the bbq rub and set aside.
  • Prepare the mustard bbq sauce and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the rub (see note) on all sides of the ribs.
  • Heat the instant pot to the saute mode on more. Drizzle in a little oil and brown the ribs on each side. Remove to a plate.
  • Pour in the juice and add a trivet to keep the meat off of the bottom of the pan.
  • Set in all of the ribs and pour over 1 cup of the Carolina sauce. Add the lid and set the valve to seal. Turn the instant pot to high pressure for 30 minutes and allow a 15 minute natural release.
  • Remove the ribs to a pan and place under the broiler for 2 minutes to re-crisp the meat.
  • Take the pan from the oven and brush with more sauce. Serve immediately.


You can use any bbq rub that you like, we just prefer our rub recipe because it's the best. ;)
Nutrition Facts
Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce Instant Pot Beef Short Ribs
Amount Per Serving (1 rib)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 99mg4%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.