This Country Ribs Recipe Has Two Layers of Flavor

Country Style Pork Ribs, Seasoned With Rub And In a Propane Smoker

Two step seasoning makes this country ribs recipe a tasty main dish that everyone will enjoy. The meaty country style pork ribs benefit from the double dose of flavor that the marinade and the rib rub provide.







Add Flavor With Marinade and a Rub

The first step is to put the country rib marinade together. To make enough marinade for two pounds of ribs you'll need:

  • One cup tomato juice
  • One tablespoon of cider vinegar
  • One teaspoon celery salt
  • One-half teaspoon of black pepper
  • Two cloves garlic, crushed

Country Ribs, Seasoned With Dry Rub And Ready For The Grill


Marinate the ribs for two to four hours. Assemble the rib rub recipe as you wait.

  • One tablespoon of onion powder
  • One tablespoon brown sugar
  • One teaspoon of dried thyme
  • One teaspoon smoked paprika
  • One-half teaspoon black pepper
  • One-quarter teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)


Remove the country ribs from the marinade and wipe off the excess liquid. Mix the spices together and season the ribs.

Grill the ribs over medium-low direct heat for one to one and one-half hours. Watch for flare ups as the ribs are grilling. Country ribs tend to be fatty, and when it melts the flames erupt. Move the meat to a cool part of the grill temporarily if this happens.





Finish This Country Ribs Recipe With a Saucy Glaze

The barbecued country style ribs can be finished off with your favorite barbecue sauce during the last ten minutes of grilling. Grill indirectly after the ribs are sauced to prevent burning. The ribs can also be served without sauce, too. There'll be plenty of flavor on 'em from the marinade and rib rub.

You can make this country ribs recipe in the oven if the weather is bad. Bake them in an covered baking pan for about one and one-half hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove the lid and bake for another twenty minutes, and they'll be ready to eat!

How Do You Know When Country Style Ribs Are Done?

With country ribs you have two options when it comes to the level of doneness you desire.They can be cooked to medium, or left on the grill or in the smoker a lot longer, and cooked to a falling-apart level of tenderness.

Country ribs are usually tender when cooked to the minimum safe pork done temperature of 145°F, but you may run across a batch that's a little chewy when removed from the cooker at that temperature.

If you prefer the meat to be delectably tender, the internal temperature will need to reach at least 190°F, and maybe up to 200 degrees depending on the ribs you're cooking. Some are definitely tougher than others.

Whichever way you cook 'em, country ribs are a great tasting, economical choice for barbecuing on the weekend!