Are you looking for a delicious and easy oven-baked pork rib recipe? Look no further!
These southern-style pork ribs are cooked to perfection in the oven and are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Plus, this recipe is simple and straightforward, making it perfect for any beginner cook. So why not give it a try today? You won’t regret it!
Boneless Country Style Ribs
Boneless country-style pork ribs are a super easy recipe to make with simple ingredients. They have tons of flavor, and you most likely already have a lot of the rub ingredients in your pantry.
DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by the Iowa Pork Producers Association. As always, the opinions are honest and are all my own.
Why We Love Pork
My sister and I grew up going to west Tennessee each summer to my grandparent’s farm. We played with our cousins that lived down the street, went to Vacation Bible School, and played outside until we were worn out.
The farm was covered with home-grown vegetables, cows out in the field, and goats, chickens, and pigs around the barn.
As a city girl, it was so much fun to be there, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.
Not only does pork taste amazing smoked, or any way you cook it, but it’s also stocked with nutrients.
According to Iowapork.org, “Did you know that pork is an ‘excellent’ source of thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, phosphorus and protein and a ‘good’ source of zinc and potassium? These nutrients are important to our health.”
I’ve had a tough time getting protein and magnesium in the past, and pork is a great (and delicious) way to get more in your diet.
So, there are numerous reasons to eat pork often.
It Helps Local Farmers, Their Families, And Communities
I’m all about supporting businesses in the United States, and eating pork from Iowa is a fantastic way to do that.
About a third of the pork in the United States comes from Iowa. When you’re buying it from the grocery store, you’re helping those farms and families in the U.S.
Farms employ others, as well as keep the family and community going.
Many young adults from elementary through high school join clubs that promote learning through farming, raising pigs, and go on to study agricultural education, animal science and even help solve problems with agriculture worldwide.
So, it spans generations of helping others when you can buy and eat pork from Iowa farms and those around the country. (Plus, you’re going to love pork recipes, like the one below).
What Ingredients Are Needed For The Country Style Ribs Recipe?
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions listed at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
- Smoked paprika
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
- Dried oregano
- Dried rosemary
- Ground ginger
- Ground dry mustard
- Light brown sugar
- Boneless pork ribs
- Sliced onion
- Your favorite barbecue sauce
How To Make The Boneless Ribs
- Preheat oven to 300-degrees. Line a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray or olive oil.
- Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel and place them in the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, add the seasonings, salt, black pepper, and brown sugar and mix well.
- Rub the mixture on all sides of the ribs.
- Slice the onion and place it on top of the ribs.
- Pour the water into the pan and cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for two hours.
- At the end of two hours, take the ribs out and check for tenderness (should be fork tender – if not fork tender, replace the top aluminum foil and bake for 30 more minutes).
- If tender, remove some of the water with a baster, brush the barbecue sauce over the ribs, and bake again uncovered for one hour. Serve.
Step-By-Step Detailed Instructions
Set your oven temperature to 300-degrees.
Start by lining a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with some nonstick cooking spray or some olive oil.
Place ribs into the pan in a single layer and pat dry with a paper towel.
For this recipe, I bought boneless country style ribs.
Add the smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to the bowl.
Next, add the chili powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and rosemary to the bowl.
Finally, add the ground ginger, ground mustard, and brown sugar to the bowl and mix well.
If you like a spicy rub, you can add some cayenne pepper to the recipe.
Rub the dry rub all over the ribs. Try to get each side, top, and bottom.
Pour the water into the pan and place the sliced onions on top.
Cover with foil and bake for two hours.
The slow cooking process will help make the pork tender.
Ribs usually call for slow cooking for several hours. After cooking at a low temperature for several hours they will be nice and tender.
After two hours, remove the top aluminum foil and check to see if the pork is fork tender.
If it is not fork tender, replace the top foil and bake for another 30 minutes.
If it is tender, move to the next step below.
First, get rid of some of the water in the pan with a baster (be careful, it’s hot).
Brush the barbecue sauce on top of the ribs and bake for 30 more minutes uncovered.
You can use your favorite barbecue sauce for the recipe. I used a little bit of a sweet barbecue sauce, but you can also use spicy, as well.
Once the ribs bake, they are ready to eat.
How To Know When Boneless Ribs Are Done Cooking
One great way to know when the pork is finished cooking is with your fork. If you pull the meat apart with your fork easily, the ribs are done cooking.
Grab this chart for correct temperatures for all types of pork recipes: Pork.org/temperatures
How To Store The Tender Ribs
You can store the ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
More Delicious Pork Recipes
- Baked pork chops and gravy
- Slow cooker pork chops and gravy
- Slow cooker pork chops and rice
- Slow cooker ranch pork chops
- Ham and potato casserole
Side Dishes To Serve With Country-Style Ribs
- Potato salad
- Loaded mashed potatoes
- Twice baked potatoes
- Moist cornbread
- Homemade creamed corn
- Green beans and bacon
Easy Southern Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe
The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to follow. Plus, the results are mouth-wateringly delicious every time.
If you’re looking for an easy and tasty dinner option, give these boneless country style pork ribs a try!
And be sure to let us know how they turn out by rating the recipe and leaving a comment below.
- 3 to 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground dry mustard
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 sliced onion
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup barbecue sauce + more for dipping
- Preheat the oven to 300-degrees and line a 9-inch by 13-inch rimmed baking dish with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
- Pat dry the boneless country style pork ribs and place them into the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, oregano, rosemary, ginger, ground mustard, and brown sugar and mix well.
- Rub the spice rub over the pork ribs on all sides.
- Place the onions on top and pour the water into the bottom of the pan.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for two hours.
- Remove the pan from the oven and check if the pork is tender. If not, cook for 30 more minutes. If it is tender, remove most of the water with a baster (careful, it's hot).
- Spread the barbecue sauce over the ribs and bake uncovered for 30 more minutes.
The temperature of the pork should be at least 145-degrees.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 917Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 33gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 1428mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 81g
Nutrition is approximate.