America’s Finest Steak Seasoning with Tenderizer*
2 Lbs. Beef Ribs, Boneless
2 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
1 Tsp. Coarse Ground Pepper
2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tsp. Onion Powder
1 Tsp. Chili Powder
12 oz. Coke
¼ Tsp. Liquid Smoke
1 Cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Spicy BBQ Sauce
½ Cup Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Smoked BBQ


  1. Lightly sprinkle ribs with steak seasoning/tenderizer -OR- with salt and pepper and your favorite tenderizer.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove ribs from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  3. Pour Coke and liquid smoke into the center of your Instant Pot.
  4. Mix together salt, ground pepper, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder and chili powder to make a rub.  Apply the rub all over the ribs. 
  5. Place the ribs in a ring inside of your Instant Pot.
  6. Pressure cook on manual high for 30 minutes.
  7. Allow pressure to release manually.
  8. Remove ribs and toss with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce.  For BBQ sliders or breakfast tacos, shred the rib meat and toss with Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce. 


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Transfer ribs to broiler pan and brush with the mixture of Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.
  3. Bake 10-15 minutes making sure ribs do not burn.

MEAL:  Serve with traditional BBQ sides of potato salad, coleslaw and beans.


America’s Finest can be found in some HEB store locations in Texas or see website below.

*America’s Finest Steak Seasoning with Tenderizer – Distributed by Cruz Spice Co. San Angelo, TX –

Adapted Recipe From, August 2019