Baked BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs

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Delicious baked boneless pork country-style ribs are tender, juicy, and roasted to perfection in a sticky, crispy BBQ sauce crust!

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Slow Roasted BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs

BBQ Baked Boneless Country-Style Ribs are a delicious and convenient way to enjoy tender, flavorful pork without the need for a grill. This recipe starts with boneless country-style ribs, which are seasoned to perfection, then coated in a savory BBQ sauce.

The ribs are then baked in the oven, allowing the sauce to caramelize and create a sticky, sweet, and smoky glaze.

The result is succulent, melt-in-your-mouth ribs that are perfect for any BBQ craving, even when you don’t have access to an outdoor grill.

Serve them with your favorite sides, and you’ll have a mouthwatering meal that’s sure to satisfy!

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How to Make BBQ Country Style Ribs

To make this recipe, we will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs: These are the star of the dish, providing a hearty and meaty base for the recipe. Boneless ribs are known for their tenderness and flavor.
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand or homemade): BBQ sauce is the key flavor component of the recipe. It adds a sweet, tangy, and smoky profile that defines the dish. You can use your favorite store-bought barbecue sauce or make your own for a personalized touch.
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar: Brown sugar contributes sweetness to the barbecue sauce, balancing the acidity of the vinegar and the savory flavors. It also helps in caramelizing the ribs for a tasty glaze.
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar: Apple cider vinegar provides acidity and tanginess to the sauce, enhancing the overall flavor profile. It helps cut through the richness of the pork.
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce: Worcestershire sauce adds depth and umami to the barbecue sauce. It contains a blend of savory and slightly sweet flavors, complementing the smokiness of the paprika.
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika: Smoked paprika brings a smoky and earthy flavor to the sauce. It’s a key ingredient for achieving that classic barbecue taste.
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder: Garlic powder contributes a mild garlic flavor to the sauce, enhancing the overall savory notes. It adds depth without the strong pungency of fresh garlic.
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder: Onion powder adds a subtle onion flavor to the sauce without the texture of fresh onions. It complements the other seasonings and balances the sweetness.
  • Salt and black pepper to taste: Salt and black pepper season the dish, enhancing the flavors of the ribs and barbecue sauce. They help to balance the sweetness and acidity.

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following process:

  • Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • Prepare the Ribs: Rinse the boneless country-style pork ribs and pat them dry with paper towels. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Make the BBQ Sauce: In a mixing bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well to create a flavorful barbecue sauce.
  • Coat the Ribs: Place the boneless country-style ribs in a large ovenproof dish or a baking pan. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  • Cover and Bake: Cover the dish with aluminum foil or a lid. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 to 2.5 hours. The ribs should become tender and fully cooked during this time.
  • Baste the Ribs: After the first hour of baking, remove the foil or lid and baste the ribs with the sauce from the bottom of the dish. Repeat this process every 30 minutes until the ribs are done. This helps infuse them with the barbecue flavor and ensures they stay moist.
  • Check Doneness: To check if the ribs are done, use a meat thermometer. They should reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). If the ribs are not done yet, continue baking and basting as needed.
  • Broil for Crispy Edges (Optional): If you prefer your ribs to have crispy edges, you can place them under the broiler for a few minutes at the end of cooking, but keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  • Rest and Serve: Once the ribs are done, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and the ribs to firm up slightly.
  • Serve: Serve your delicious Baked BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs hot, with extra barbecue sauce for dipping if desired. They pair wonderfully with coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread, or your favorite side dishes.
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Tips and Tricks for Perfect BBQ COUNTRY-STYLE Ribs

Choose the Right Ribs: Look for well-marbled ribs with a good amount of meat. Country-style ribs can be bone-in or boneless, so choose according to your preference.

Marinate for Flavor: Consider marinating the ribs for a few hours or overnight before cooking. Marinades with a mix of herbs, spices, and a touch of acidity (like vinegar or citrus juice) can enhance flavor.

Remove the Membrane: If using bone-in ribs, it’s essential to remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. This allows the seasonings and smoke to penetrate the meat better.

Season Generously: Season the ribs generously with a dry rub before cooking. A mix of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and brown sugar works well.

Low and Slow Cooking: BBQ ribs benefit from low and slow cooking. Use a smoker or a grill set up for indirect heat. Aim for a temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C) and cook for several hours.

Use Wood Chips: If using a smoker, choose wood chips that complement the flavor you want. Hickory, applewood, or mesquite are popular options for a smoky taste.

Wrap in Foil (Optional): Consider wrapping the ribs in aluminum foil during cooking (known as the “Texas Crutch”) to help retain moisture and tenderness.

Baste and Mop: Baste the ribs with a barbecue sauce or mop sauce during the cooking process to add layers of flavor. Be sure not to baste too early to avoid burning the sauce.

Keep a Water Pan: Place a water pan in your smoker or grill to maintain moisture levels and prevent the ribs from drying out.

Check Internal Temperature: Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the ribs. They should reach an internal temperature of 195-203°F (90-95°C) for tender results.

Rest Before Serving: Allow the cooked ribs to rest for about 15-20 minutes before slicing and serving. This helps redistribute juices for a juicier end result.

Sauce at the End: If you want a saucy finish, apply barbecue sauce in the last 20-30 minutes of cooking to avoid burning the sugars in the sauce.

Experiment with Flavors: Don’t hesitate to experiment with different rubs, marinades, and sauces to find your favorite flavor profile.

Keep an Eye on the Smoke: Maintain a light, steady flow of smoke. Too much smoke can make the ribs bitter.

Patience is Key: Achieving perfect BBQ ribs takes time, so be patient and enjoy the process. The reward is worth it!

FAQs

What are Boneless Country Style Ribs?

Boneless Country Style Ribs are cuts of pork that come from the shoulder (butt) area of the pig. They are not actual ribs but are known for their meaty and flavorful characteristics.

Can I Use Bone-In Ribs Instead?

Yes, you can use bone-in Country Style Ribs for this recipe. Adjust the cooking time as needed, as bone-in ribs may take slightly longer to cook.

How Do I Know When the Ribs Are Done?

The best way to determine doneness is by using a meat thermometer. BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs are typically done when they reach an internal temperature of 195-203°F (90-95°C). At this temperature, they should be tender and pull apart easily.

Should I Marinade the Ribs Beforehand?

Marinating the ribs can enhance flavor, but it’s not necessary. If you choose to marinate, do so for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator using your preferred marinade.

What Type of Wood Chips Should I Use for Smoking?

The choice of wood chips depends on the flavor profile you prefer. Hickory, applewood, mesquite, and cherrywood are all popular options. Experiment to find your favorite.

Can I Use a Gas Grill Instead of a Smoker?

Yes, you can use a gas grill for BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs. Set up your grill for indirect cooking by turning on only one burner and placing the ribs on the unlit side. Use a smoker box or foil pouch with wood chips to add smoke flavor.

How Do I Prevent the Ribs from Drying Out?

To prevent the ribs from drying out, cook them at a low and steady temperature, use a water pan in your smoker or grill to maintain moisture, and consider wrapping the ribs in foil partway through the cooking process to retain juices.

Should I Baste the Ribs with Sauce?

Basting with barbecue sauce is optional but can add flavor and moisture. Apply the sauce during the last 20-30 minutes of cooking to avoid burning the sugars in the sauce.

Can I Make These Ribs in the Oven?

Yes, you can make BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs in the oven. Simply season and bake them at a low temperature (around 225-250°F or 107-121°C) until they reach the desired internal temperature.

How Do I Store Leftover Ribs?

Store any leftover ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

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What to Serve With BBQ Country Style Ribs

Coleslaw: Creamy coleslaw with a tangy dressing provides a refreshing and crunchy contrast to the rich and saucy ribs.

Cornbread: Sweet or savory cornbread complements the smoky flavors of BBQ ribs and soaks up the delicious barbecue sauce.

Baked Beans: Classic baked beans, whether homemade or canned, are a perfect accompaniment, offering a sweet and savory element.

Potato Salad: Creamy potato salad with a mix of potatoes, mayonnaise, and mustard provides a comforting and filling side.

Macaroni and Cheese: Creamy and cheesy macaroni and cheese pairs exceptionally well with BBQ flavors and adds a comforting touch.

Grilled Vegetables: Grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and asparagus can add a smoky and healthy side to balance the meal.

Roasted Corn: Roasted or grilled corn on the cob with butter and seasonings is a classic BBQ side that complements the ribs.

Pickles: A side of dill pickles or pickled vegetables adds a tangy and crunchy component to the meal.

Potato Wedges: Crispy potato wedges or seasoned fries are a great choice for those who love potatoes as a side dish.

Green Beans: Steamed or sautéed green beans with a touch of garlic and lemon can provide a fresh and vibrant side.

Corn on the Cob: Simple boiled or grilled corn on the cob with butter and salt is a classic BBQ side dish.

Garlic Bread: Slices of garlic bread or garlic knots can be used for mopping up any remaining barbecue sauce.

Fruit Salad: A fresh fruit salad with seasonal fruits offers a refreshing and healthy side option.

Grilled Pineapple: Grilled pineapple slices with a sprinkle of brown sugar can add a sweet and tropical touch.

Onion Rings: Crispy onion rings make for a satisfying and indulgent side dish.

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BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

Delicious smoky, sticky, tender baked boneless country style ribs in BBQ sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (your favorite brand or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. Rinse the boneless country-style pork ribs and pat them dry with paper towels. Season both sides with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder. Stir well to create a flavorful barbecue sauce.
  4. Place the boneless country-style ribs in a large ovenproof dish or a baking pan. Pour the barbecue sauce mixture over the ribs, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  5. Cover the dish with aluminum foil or a lid. Bake in the preheated oven for 2 to 2.5 hours. The ribs should become tender and fully cooked during this time.
  6. After the first hour of baking, remove the foil or lid and baste the ribs with the sauce from the bottom of the dish. Repeat this process every 30 minutes until the ribs are done. This helps infuse them with the barbecue flavor and ensures they stay moist.
  7. To check if the ribs are done, use a meat thermometer. They should reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). If the ribs are not done yet, continue baking and basting as needed.
  8. If you prefer your ribs to have crispy edges, you can place them under the broiler for a few minutes at the end of cooking, but keep a close eye on them to prevent burning.
  9. Once the ribs are done, remove them from the oven and let them rest for a few minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute and the ribs to firm up slightly.
  10. Serve your delicious Baked BBQ Boneless Country Style Ribs hot, with extra barbecue sauce for dipping if desired. They pair wonderfully with coleslaw, baked beans, cornbread, or your favorite side dishes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 526Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 145mgSodium 717mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 23gProtein 41g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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