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Country Style Ribs - Oven Baked BBQ Recipe

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Comfort Food, Easy, Family Friendly, Pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Servings: 4
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Marilyn
Country Style Ribs are slow roasted for meltingly tender pork that is the ultimate in comfort food. This easy recipe starts with a perfectly balanced dry rub and then gets slathered in your a tasty barbecue sauce.
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Dry Rib Rub:

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt Diamond Crystal
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mushroom powder


  • 2 pounds bone-in country style ribs

Barbecue Sauce

  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Set aside.

Dry Rib Rub:

  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, brown sugar, kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, granulated garlic, and mushroom powder. Set aside 1 tablespoon spice rub.


  • Using a paper towel, pat the the ribs dry. Coat the ribs with the remaining spice rub (about 5 tablespoons), lightly patting the rub onto the ribs. Arrange the ribs on the prepared baking sheet. Cover the ribs with another sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil tenting the sheet slightly over the ribs. Seal the edges tightly.
  • Bake for 1-½ to 2 hours, or until the ribs are slightly tender when tested with a fork. If more cooking time is needed, reseal the foil after testing and return to the oven.

Barbecue Sauce:

  • Meanwhile in a medium saucepan, whisk ketchup, apple cider vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, mustard, black pepper and reserved 1 tablespoon spice rub. Over medium-high heat, cook until boiling, whisking occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes or until thickened and reduced to 1 cup.
  • When the ribs are fork tender, remove the top sheet of foil. Baste the ribs generously with the barbecue sauce. Return, uncovered, to the oven and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour or until ribs are very tender when tested with a fork.
  • Transfer ribs to a platter and serve.


Select country style ribs of equal shape so they cook evenly.
Bone in country style ribs can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months. To reheat this recipe, in a 250 degree Fahrenheit oven place the country style pork ribs in an oven safe pan and heat for 45 minutes to and hour or until heated through.
The safe internal temperature for pork ribs is 145°F. However, for this recipe the ribs will not be tender enough at the temperature. Typically the ribs will be in the 190°F to 200°F. So the ribs will be safe to eat, but feel free to test the internal temperature if you like.
Serving Suggestions:
Serve with this Instant Pot Potato Salad recipe or this creamy cheesy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. For French fry lovers check out these crispy Air Fryer Frozen French Fries.
Baked beans are always a winning accompaniment to barbecue pork. Jazz up your side dishes with this Frijoles Charros recipe which is also know as Mexican cowboy beans. Another Mexican side dish that works great with ribs is this Mexican Street Corn Recipe (Elote) that is an easy oven recipe too.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 2433mg | Potassium: 1062mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1985IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 6mg