Country style pork ribs are not an expensive cut of meat, and you can get plenty of flavor out of this cut of meat when you cook it. Country style pork ribs usually are prepared on an outdoor grill or baked in the oven. You should use a meat thermometer to ensure that the country style pork ribs are completely cooked, so that you do not accidentally serve family or guests undercooked meat.
Things You'll Need
- 1 Bottle barbecue sauce (use a flavor that suites your taste)
- 1 cup of meat rub seasonings (use a flavor that will suite your taste)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
- 4 to 8 country style spare ribs
- Meat thermometer
Grilled Country Style Pork Ribs
Place a dry rub or a barbecue sauce on the country style pork ribs. The rub or the sauce should be a flavor that you know your family will like. Liberally spread the rub or the sauce over your pork rib. Add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper, if you desire. Cover the meat and place it in the refrigerator for an hour. This will allow the flavor to soak into the meat.
Light up the grill and set it at a low to medium heat. Country style pork ribs do best when cooked at a low temperature for a longer time period. This gives the meat a chance to lock in flavor and lets it stay moist, according to the Barbecue Institute website.
Place the meat on the grill and cook it to an internal temperature of between 135 degrees and 160 degrees F, preferably on the higher end of the temperature scale for proper food safety.
Check the country style pork ribs with your meat thermostat by sliding the thermostat into the meat, leaving it for a few minutes and then looking at the thermostat to read the temperature.
Bake Country Style Pork Ribs
Place the seasonings that you want onto the meat. You may choose any type of barbecue sauce or a meat rub to flavor the country style pork ribs. Also add 1 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. pepper to the country style spare ribs.
Refrigerate the country style pork chops for 1 hour to let the flavor of the seasonings settle into the meat.
Place the country style pork ribs into a shallow cooking pan.
Place the cooking pan into a preheated oven set at 350 degrees F for at least 30 minutes. This is the best cooking time, according to the Knox Spice website.
Slide the meat thermometer into the country style pork ribs to check if they are done. The meat will be completely cooked when it reaches 160 degrees F.