No need to fire up the grill tonight, because these BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs are cooked to perfection right in your oven! With tasty ingredients like BBQ rub, BBQ sauce, bell peppers and onions, these ribs are guaranteed to make your mouth water. Start off the summer right with these tender, juicy pork ribs!

Ribs are on a white plate.

BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs

Every summer, I get a hankering for barbecue that lasts the whole season. I know it’s pretty much the most American thing ever, but backyard barbecues make me ridiculously happy! As much as I love backyard barbecues, though, I also love having the main courses of barbecue in my kitchen without missing out on any of the flavor. That’s where these oven baked ribs come in!

I know what you must be thinking, too. Oven baked ribs can so easily dry out! But not to worry, friends. These ribs are baked slowly, ensuring the most tender, juicy meat every single time. The method I use to making these country style pork ribs could beat most grilled ribs, and that’s the truth! If you don’t believe me, you’ll just have to make them yourself to find out. Oh – and you might want to make a double batch if you’re really hungry. This is a dish you just want to keep eating!

If you have little ones in the house that don’t like eating meat off the bone, that’s okay! These bad boys practically fall right off the bone, making it super easy for you to serve all the savory rib meat and none of the bones to the kids. My whole family devours these ribs, especially when I serve them with side dishes like BBQ Baked Beans with Bacon, my favorite Super Easy Macaroni and Cheese, and of course some good old fashioned Southern Sweet Tea.

A pot is filled with ribs, peppers and sauce.

How to Make Them

Preheat. Preheat your oven to 300˚F.

Prepare the pan. In a shallow roasting pan, heat the oil over medium high heat.

Rub. Coat the ribs with the BBQ rub.

Cook. Arrange the ribs in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes until browned. Flip the ribs and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes until browned on all sides.

Set aside. Remove the ribs to a platter and set aside.

Drain. Drain all but 2 tablespoons fat from the pan and turn off the heat.

Sauce it up! Return the ribs to the pan and cover with the barbecue sauce.

Add the veggies. Top the ribs and sauce with the bell peppers and onion.

Bake. Cover the pan with a lid and transfer to the oven. Bake for 2 hours or until the ribs are tender, juicy and easily pull apart with a fork.

Ribs are placed next to a side salad.

What kind of barbecue sauce should I use?

Any store-bought brand is fine, really! Just use whatever one you like the most, and your ribs will be delicious. However, I usually use my homemade Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce Recipe and my ribs turn out absolutely scrumptious every time. It’s the perfect balance of spicy and sweet that practically makes you drool!

Can I speed up the cooking time?

Look – I totally get it. When the whole house starts smelling like barbecue ribs, your stomach is going to undeniably start growling. And if you’re anything like me, you’ll have other hungry eyes in the kitchen asking, “when’s dinner ready?!”

Sadly, this simply cannot be avoided when making BBQ country style pork ribs! The low temperature and long cooking time is important to creating the most tender meat that really soaks in the BBQ flavor. If you increase the heat and try to lessen the cooking time, you’ll likely end up with dry rib that are tough to chew.

How long will these ribs stay fresh?

If you happen to have leftovers (can’t relate), they will stay fresh in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat them, use the oven, not the microwave.

Ribs are spread out with peppers on a white plate.

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Ribs are spread out with peppers on a white plate.

Get the Recipe: BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs

Slow braised BBQ Country Style Pork Ribs are saucy heaven in a pot. Easy to make and cook all day long for a simple, hearty dinner.
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 country style pork ribs
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ Rub, homemade or your favorite store bought
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups barbecue sauce, homemade or your favorite store bought

Equipment

  • dutch oven

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 300˚F.
  • In a shallow roasting pan, heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Coat the ribs with the BBQ rub.
  • Arrange the ribs in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes until browned.
  • Flip the ribs and continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes until browned on all sides.
  • Remove the ribs to a platter and set aside.
  • Drain all but 2 tablespoons fat from the pan and turn off the heat..
  • Return the ribs to the pan and cover with the barbecue sauce.
  • Top with the bell peppers and onion.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and transfer to the oven.
  • Bake for 2 hours or until the ribs are tender, juicy and easily pull apart with a fork.

Notes

BBQ Pork Ribs can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to reheat.
Heat in the oven until warmed through, approximately 20 minutes at 350˚F.
Calories: 129kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 8mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1284IU, Vitamin C: 96mg, Calcium: 123mg, Iron: 4mg