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A sweet and spicy rub gives our fuss-free Oven Baked Country-Style Ribs fantastic flavor!
Today’s easy, delicious Oven Baked Country Style Ribs recipe is the follow-up to this sweet and spicy rub recipe from earlier this week.
We decided to develop this ribs recipe as an oven-baked option for anyone who doesn’t own a smoker or a grill – but still wants to make some fantastic, fall-off-the-bone tender and delicious country-style pork ribs.
What are Country-Style Ribs?
Country-style pork ribs are cut from the blade end of a pork loin, which is located close to the pork shoulder. The bones in the ribs are actually parts of the shoulder blade, rather than actual rib bones.
Country-style ribs have more meat than other cuts of pork ribs – including St. Louis-style, baby back, or spare ribs ribs. They still have really great flavor, and the meat is super tender when cooked properly.
How do you make Oven Baked Country-Style Ribs?
This recipe couldn’t be any easier – but it does take some time in the oven.
Simply rub some of our Copycat Rib Tickler Rub all over your country-style pork ribs, then place them in a 9×13-inch pan or casserole dish.
Cover the pan with a sheet of parchment paper, then a sheet of foil, and bake the ribs for four hours in a 250 degree F oven. (The parchment paper layer will prevent the spices in the rub from interacting with the foil as the ribs bake.)
Once the ribs are fall-apart tender, carefully remove each rib from the baking pan and place them on a foil lined baking sheet. Bruch on your favorite barbecue sauce (we used this Cherry Noble BBQ Sauce in the photos) and broil – just long enough to caramelize and brown. Flip the ribs to the other side (being careful not to break apart), brush on more sauce, then broil again.
What do I serve with Oven Baked Country-Style Ribs?
Here are some of favorite barbecue side dishes:
- Jack’s Potato Salad
- Broccoli and Bacon Salad
- Salmon Pasta Salad
- Grilled Corn on the Cob with Roasted Red Pepper Butter
You may enjoy these other rib recipes:
- Slow Cooker Honey-Garlic Baby Back Ribs
- Barbecue Pork Ribs
- White Barbecue Sauce Pork Ribs
- Asian Barbecue Pork Ribs
- Sweet and Spicy Smoked Pork Ribs
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
Lay the ribs on your cutting board, then sprinkle Copycat Rib Tickler Rub over all sides of the pork.
Place the ribs bone-side down lined up in a 9X13 pan or casserole dish.
Cover with parchment and foil and bake for four hours. Ovens vary so check at 3 ½ hours and if the bone pulls right out, they are ready to come out of the oven. Ours took four hours.
Carefully remove ribs one at a time from the casserole dish and lay flat on a foil-lined sheet pan. They are really delicate so to keep from falling apart as you lift, support one side with a spatula and then lift out with tongs.
Brush on BBQ sauce and broil until they start to brown. Carefully flip, brush on more sauce, and broil again until they are slightly browned, then serve.
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