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Easy Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe

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

Country style ribs on a red plate

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. 

pork ribs in a baking dish covered in bbq sauce

What Is the Cut of Meat?

Pork ribs come from the loin and the back of the pig. They are the leanest and most tender part of the pig.

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 who 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.

My grandfather would make homemade bacon and sausage all the time. He had a small shed that he built near the barn and smoked the sausage.

Pork Nutrients

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.

Country style pork ribs on a plate

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 and raising pigs and go on to study agricultural education and 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).

Boneless pork on a red and white plate

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
  • Salt
  • 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
pork ribs on a red and white plate

How To Make The Boneless Ribs

  1. 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.
  2. Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel and place them in the baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, add the seasonings, salt, black pepper, and brown sugar and mix well.
  4. Rub the spice rub on all sides of the ribs.
  5. Slice the onion and place it on top of the ribs.
  6. Pour the water into the pan and cover with aluminum foil.
  7. Bake for two hours.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
A plate of pork ribs with mashed potatoes, carrots, and biscuits.

Step-By-Step Detailed Instructions

Set your oven temperature to 300 degrees.

raw ribs in a dish

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. They are a wonderfully delicious cut of pork.

seasonings in a glass bowl

Add the smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder to the bowl.

seasonings in a clear glass bowl

Next, add the chili powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and rosemary to the bowl.

Seasonings and brown sugar in a glass 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.

Ribs covered with seasonings in a baking dish

Rub the dry rub all over the ribs. Try to get each side, top, and bottom.

raw ribs with sliced onions on top

Pour the water into the pan and place the sliced onions on top.

Cover with foil and bake for two hours in your preheated oven.

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.

country style cooked ribs with onions

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.

Adding barbecue sauce to the top of the pork ribs

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.

baked country ribs in a dish

Once the ribs bake, they are ready to eat, and they have THE BEST flavor.

The traditional ribs have such great flavor. The whole family loves the recipe because they are so tender.

And the best part of this recipe is that they are super easy to make. You can use your own homemade BBQ sauce or use store-bought.

Either way, the country pork ribs are so delicious.

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.

pork ribs on a red and white plate

More Delicious Pork Recipes

Country style ribs with bbq sauce on a red and white plate.

Side Dishes To Serve With Country-Style Ribs

  • Potato salad – Potato salad is one of my favorite sides with the country-style pork ribs. They are perfect for any cookout.
  • Loaded mashed potatoes – Loaded potatoes are a great addition to the dinner table when making delicious pork ribs. They are hearty and full of flavor. Grab that casserole dish and get started!
  • Twice-baked potatoes – Another great side is twice-baked potatoes. You can fit quite a few on a baking sheet pan and make enough for friends and family to go along with BBQ ribs. You can prepare them ahead of time so the cooking time will be short.
  • Moist cornbread – The best way to get people to the table is a pan of cornbread. This original recipe is super easy to make and turns out moist every time.
  • Homemade creamed corn – Creamed corn is always a great side for a BBQ. My family asks for this on a regular basis.
  • Green beans and bacon – Green beans and bacon are always a good idea for a BBQ. They are packed with flavor and taste great every single time.

Easy Southern Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy to follow, so even if it’s your first time making the dish, it will turn out mouthwateringly delicious. Plus, the results are perfect 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.

Country style ribs on a red plate

Easy Southern Oven Baked Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

If you're looking for an easy, crowd-pleasing pork rib recipe, this is it! These boneless country-style ribs are cooked in the oven with a delicious blend of spices, and they're so tender and juicy that everyone will love them. Best of all, there's hardly any cleanup involved. It's the perfect cut of pork.

Ingredients

  • 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 of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • Additional barbecue sauce for dipping

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Pat dry the boneless country style pork ribs and place them into the baking dish.
  3. 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.
  4. Rub the spice rub over the pork ribs on all sides.
  5. Place the onions on top and pour the water into the bottom of the pan.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for two hours.
  7. 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).
  8. Spread the barbecue sauce over the ribs and bake uncovered for 30 more minutes.

Notes

The internal temperature of the pork should be at least 145 degrees.

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.

Did you make this recipe?

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Margot LaRue

Saturday 25th of May 2024

How much water is needed to put in the Pan?

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 28th of May 2024

Hi Margot, you will need 1/4 cup of water to add to the pan. Hope you love them!

David Raley

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Followed the recipe to a T. It was fabulous. We choice a Carolina Gold Barbeque sauce. We could not believe how tender the pork was. This ones a keeper.

Thank you!

Julie Pollitt

Tuesday 27th of February 2024

Hi David,

That's great to hear! So glad you like it.

David Gaudino

Tuesday 14th of March 2023

Really nice rub. Followed directions but added my BBQ sauce to the cast iron that I used. Braised for 4 hours at 275. Turned out GREAT.

Julie Pollitt

Thursday 16th of March 2023

So great to hear!

Gay Laurine

Saturday 29th of October 2022

These were very good and very easy. Thanks for the recipe

Julie Pollitt

Saturday 29th of October 2022

You're welcome. So glad you liked them!

A

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

I'm curious if temperature in cooking times would apply to bone in. And if I would need to cut them in half or even thirds to match the size you have in your pictures

Julie Pollitt

Monday 13th of June 2022

Hi A, you will need to cook them a little longer for bone in. I would have a digital thermometer nearby to check the temperature. You can always cut the recipe in half if you don't want that large of a serving. Hope that helps!

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