Country Style Ribs – fall-apart tender country style ribs slowly cooked in the oven oozing with flavors and aroma using only 7 simple ingredients. Rich, tender, economical and so easy to make!
This is a big revelation, but I am more on the TEAM BEEF side ’cause hello medium-rare steaks and stir-fry! Honestly, I prefer the taste of beef, when done right, compared to pork. I’ve cooked beef in all sorts of ways; from this Ground Beef Casserole to this Prime Rib Roast here and even this Spicy Garlic and Rosemary Grill Steak. All of them have a special place in my heart!
So when I went out with hubby for a fancy dinner at a close restaurant here in LA, I was blown away by how delicious there country style ribs were. It was so lip-smacking good that eating it with your hands would be the perfect way to satisfy your soul. And it was a whole lot more affordable than a New York Steak or a Baby Back Ribs!
What are country style pork ribs?
Country style pork ribs are actually aren’t ribs at all! Whaaaat?? They are actually pork chops from the shoulder end of a pig’s loin which is the same meat used when cooking carnitas. What I even begun to love about these country style ribs is that they are super cheap and meatier compared to regular pork. They also have that beautiful marbling of fat which helps them stay moist during the slow cooking process, rendering them fall-apart tender and juicy!
How long to cook country style ribs in the oven?
I know you probably want to skip the reading part of this post after you see all of these photos, and I can’t blame you for that. This Oven Baked Country Style Ribs recipe is one of the EASIEST recipes that you should add in your recipe box. And that sauce?? It is to-die-for! You’ll gladly smother it on warm rice, mashed potatoes and even veggies.
The best way to achieve that tender meat with all the juices is to cook it in the oven in a baking pan covered with foil paper for about an hour. Slow cooking process allows the fatty marbling to melt and keeping the meat moist all throughout the process.
After an hour, you have to uncover the meat and continue cooking for another 30 minutes to reduce the liquid and to allow it to brown nicely. Words can’t explain how fantastic this recipe is with all those savory, garlicky aromatic flavors lingering in your taste buds.
Pair this extra delicious country style ribs with my green beans and bacon and this roast garlic mashed potatoes. You can serve this on a weekly rotation or on special gatherings. Just imagine how far your 6 ingredients could go using this fuss-free recipe.
Watch How To Make It
Tips and Notes:
- If making for guests, I recommend having a generous serving of two ribs per person.
- No Creole seasoning at home? You may sub it with smoked paprika or make my homemade creole seasoning.
- When looking for a packaged country style ribs, go for the ones with similar sizes for even cooking.
Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare shallow baking pan or roaster, by placing onions , half of the thyme and rosemary in the pan. Set aside.
- Salt and pepper ribs on both sides , then season with creole seasoning, garlic , dijon mustard and the other half of thyme, rosemary
- Place ribs in a single layer in prepared roasting pan. Add more , if desired.
- Carefully cover baking pan with foil paper and bake for about an hour . After an hour uncover and continue cooking for about 30 minutes . This lets the liquid reduce and the pork to brown nicely.
- Serve the ribs with mashed potatoes , with sauce from the ribs.
How to Cook Country Style Ribs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare shallow baking pan or roaster by placing onions and thyme in the pan. Set aside.
Salt and pepper ribs on both sides.
Then season with Creole seasoning, thyme and rub with Dijon mustard.
Place ribs in a single layer in prepared roasting pan. Add garlic and more thyme, if desired. Carefully cover baking pan with foil paper and bake for about an hour. After an hour uncover and continue cooking for about 30 minutes. This lets the liquid reduce and the pork to brown nicely. Serve the ribs with mashed potatoes with the sauce from the ribs.