Country Style Pork Ribs are cooked low and slow in either the oven or slow cooker for tender, juicy meat that is packed with a ton of flavor.
We love grilling ribs. Seriously, it’s one of our favorite ways to eat ribs. Unfortunately, the weather does not always cooperate for grilling, and we have had to develop an equally delicious way to cook ribs. We don’t even miss the grill when making these country-style pork ribs. They are fall off the bone tender, and packed with flavor. That caramelized sauce? To die for. You’re going to love it!
Spare Ribs vs. Country Style Ribs:
Fun fact: Country Style ribs aren’t ribs at all! They actually come from the shoulder roast, the same cut of pork you would use for pulled pork. They are thicker than spare ribs and contain more fat, making it super flavorful!
Depending on how much time we have, we may just use whatever barbecue sauce we have in the pantry. However, we know that nothing beats homemade, so when the time allows we always make from scratch! The sauce included with this recipe for oven-baked bbq chicken will produce just the right amount of barbecue sauce for your ribs.
Slow Cooker Instructions:
Prepare rub and coat ribs. Place in a 6-quart slow cooker, cover, and cook on low 7 to 8. Finish by transferring ribs to a foil-lined baking sheet and brushing with bbq sauce. Place under broiler setting to caramelize the sauce.
Make Ahead Instructions:
You can make this recipe up to 24 hours in advance, baking and all. Simply follow reheating instructions below.
Storage and Reheating Instructions:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through.
You can freeze leftovers for up to 3 months. Freeze in sandwich or quart sized freezer safe bags for quicker thawing. When ready to bake, thaw in the fridge overnight and bake in an oven preheated to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warmed through.
Country Style Pork Ribs
- 2 pounds country-style pork ribs
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder
- 1 cup barbecue sauce
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet or roasting pan with aluminum foil.
- In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients for the dry rub: paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground mustard. Rub this mixture generously over the outside of the ribs to coat. Place seasoned ribs in a single layer onto prepared baking sheet or roasting pan.
- Cover pan with aluminum foil. Cook in the preheated 275F degree oven for 3 1/2 to 4 hours until ribs are tender.
- Remove ribs from oven and remove aluminum foil. Brush barbecue sauce onto ribs.
- Place the baking sheet or roasting pan back into the oven underneath the broil setting. Broil for 3-5 minutes until the barbecue sauce starts to bubble and caramelize.