When I’m in the grocery store and find a deal like a family pack of country ribs for $4.81 there’s simply no way I’m passing that up! A family pack typically contains around six to eight ribs so even if there’s just two of you or if it’s just you, at a price like that I’d buy it and freeze some. I however still have a teenage boy in my house. A teenager that happens to love ribs! So yup, I’m cooking them all…..
Ribs are fantastic cooked out on the grill and even better in my opinion when done in a smoker. Unfortunately here in Connecticut it’s still cold and not feeling much like spring. On the day I made these ribs we actually had a couple inches of snow and sleet following by a pouring cold rain. All…day…long. And not just rain, I’ll say it again, pouring rain. Chances of me cooking ribs on the outdoor grill were slim to none. I mean if you dig standing outside in the cold in your boots, jacket and struggling with an umbrella while grilling – well that’s your call! However there really is no need. Did you know you can make ribs that are equally as decadent right in your oven? Yes it’s true! Baking them low and slow followed by a broil to crisp them – you’ll never know they were oven baked!
Trust me, you have to try these ribs – they are so easy to make and are truly delicious!
Country Style Pork Ribs
Rub (recipe below)
1/2 c barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Make the rub (or use store-bought if you prefer).
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Place all above spices in a bowl and mix.
Sprinkle rub over ribs and massage till lightly coated. Depending on how many ribs you are cooking will depend on how much rub you use. I cooked them all so I used all the rub. If you are making fewer ribs use less rub. You only want the ribs lightly coated. You can always save the remaining rub for another use.
Place a rack over a baking pan or cookie sheet. Spray both with cooking spray. Arrange rubbed ribs on rack. Bake in 250 degree oven for 2 hours.
After 2 hours baste ribs with barbecue sauce. Broil for 10-15 minutes. Basting twice. Flip ribs over and repeat.
Use your own homemade or store-bought rub and barbecue sauce. Either will work.
Watch ribs while broiling. You want them slightly charred but not burned.