Pork Country-Style Ribs are a meaty alternative to baby back or St. Louis ribs. We enjoy all types of ribs at the Rocks, Sticks & Hell Estate, without prejudice. It’s fun to switch up and try different cuts on occasion. Today, we’re cooking up scary good Country-Style ribs with a gluten free Root Beer BBQ sauce. These ribs will be roasted in the oven, and then finished on the grill for a nice “crispy” finish with pretty grill marks.
Pork Country-Style Ribs
Pork Country-Style Ribs are cut from the sirloin or rib end of the loin. (National Pork Board) They are much meatier, and can be purchased as either boneless or bone-in. Today’s ribs include a combination of boneless and bone-in. I like the flavor that bones provide, but I also enjoy eating these with a fork (knife not necessary if cooked correctly). By cooking these low and slow, you will end up with a nice juicy, tender, fall apart rib. Pick ribs that aren’t overly fatty, but have enough marbling to keep them juicy and flavorful.
Root Beer BBQ Sauce
I shared my new favorite recipe for homemade Root Beer BBQ Sauce in a previous post. It’s my go to sauce for chicken and pork. If you don’t have the time to make BBQ sauce from scratch, or want to cut down on prep time, you can sub your favorite store brand of BBQ sauce, or check out Uncle Matty’s Sauces (my favorite local brand!).
Scary Good Pork Country-Style Ribs
This recipe is gluten free.
- 3-4 lbs. Country-Style Pork Ribs (bone-in or boneless)
- 1 (12 oz.) bottle of your favorite cooking beer
- 2 cloves Garlic (diced)
- 2 tsp. Onion Powder
- 2 tsp. Salt
- 2 tsp. Pepper
- 1 tsp. herb blend (rosemary, basil, oregano)
- 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.
- Combine garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper, herb blend, and smoked paprika in a small bowl.
- Place ribs in a single layer in a baking dish or roasting pan.
- Season ribs with seasoning mixture. Poor beer into pan.
- Roast at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours. Remove ribs, and lightly coat with Root Beer BBQ Sauce (or sauce of your choice). Place on a hot grill, and grill for 2 minutes per side.
- Let rest, and serve with a side of BBQ Sauce.