Country Style Ribs

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Country Style Ribs
I will admit that I did not actually cook this meal. My husband did. I had all the stuff, I had the plan to cook this, but I did not cook this. This particular day I was very tired and very full of snot and just getting over the wicked cold that we have all had since before Thanksgiving. So I begged and pleaded and made promises I couldn’t keep so that the hubby would make dinner. And he did and it was wonderful. The recipe comes from a new cookbook I have, The Best Casserole Cookbook Ever. It’s a really simple recipe, but if you aren’t feeling the need to make your own sauce, you could probably use a bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce instead. You can also put this in the crock-pot on low for about 6-8 hours.

3 lbs boneless country-style ribs
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
3 T lemon juice
1 T prepared mustard
A few drops of Tabasco
A few drops liquid-smoke

1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 325, separate ribs into 3-4 inch pieces. Sprinkle salt into heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add ribs in batches. Brown on all sides. Put ribs in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour off all but 2 T. fat from the skillet. Add onions to skillet and saute over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened and the consistency of ketchup. Spoon over ribs. Bake uncovered, for 1 1/2 – 2 hours or until ribs are tender. Baste a couple of times while cooking. Serve.

Note: If you use country-style bone-in ribs you might need to cook for a little longer in order to achieve tenderness.

oven braised country style ribs

Braised Country Style Ribs

These ribs work quite well in the crock pot too. Cook them on LOW for 6-8 hours.
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs boneless country-style ribs
  • 2 t . salt
  • 1/2 t . pepper
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 T prepared mustard
  • A few drops of Tabasco
  • A few drops liquid-smoke
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325, separate ribs into 3-4 inch pieces. Sprinkle salt into heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add ribs in batches. Brown on all sides. Put ribs in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Pour off all but 2 fat from the skillet. Add onions to skillet and saute over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened and the consistency of ketchup. Spoon over ribs. Bake uncovered, for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until ribs are tender. Baste a couple of times while cooking. Serve.
  • If you would like to cook these in the crock pot, cover with sauce and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
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jodiemo

Jodie is a wife, mom, writer and lover of chickens and gardens. She runs her family's winery by day and cooks and writes by night.

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  1. I love country style ribs! they’re so cheap and so meaty and good. I made some the super-lazy way last week by just dumping bottled sauce over them and baking, and they were still pretty darn good. I’ll have to try them this way next time.

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