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.
The first step is to put the country rib marinade together. To make enough marinade for two pounds of ribs you'll need:
Marinate the ribs for two to four hours. Assemble the rib rub recipe as you wait.
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.
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!
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!