Grilled Country-Style Ribs with Tangy Sauce

Country Style Ribs With Sauce
Country Style Ribs With Sauce. Paul Visconti/StockFood/Getty Images
  • 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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These easy oven barbecued pork ribs are baked and then grilled with a flavorful homemade tomato-based barbecue sauce. The recipe is made with bone-in country style ribs, which are meatier than spareribs. Use bone-in country-style pork ribs for the recipe. The homemade sauce is a ketchup and molasses sauce with a bit of cayenne for heat. Feel free to up the heat with extra cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes. Add some liquid smoke to the sauce if you like smoky flavor. Or use this recipe for a bourbon barbecue sauce or this tasty beer barbecue sauce.

These ribs go well with baked potatoes or a potato salad, along with coleslaw and corn on the cob. 

What You'll Need

  • 3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs (not boneless)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking or roasting pan with foil. 
  2. Arrange the ribs in the prepared pan and sprinkle all over with the kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Let the ribs stand for about 10 minutes.
  3. Bake for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the ribs are very tender.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, mix together remaining ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare the grill.
  1. Remove the ribs from the baking pan and brush with sauce. 
  2. Grill over direct heat, basting and turning frequently, for about 15 minutes, or until browned.