Quick Cooking Grilled Country Ribs Have Fabulous Flavor

Several Grilled Country Ribs Ready To Be Devoured!

It doesn't take long to make these grilled country ribs. Country style ribs are great cooked until falling apart tender, but they're also tasty when quickly cooked just until done.

Country ribs are usually a tender cut of pork, and don't require long cooking, even though low and slow barbecuing releases extra flavor that's locked in the fat and connective tissue. This grilled rib recipe can be made, start to finish, in about an hour.

Choose meaty country style ribs if you can find 'em. Some will have quite a bit of fat, but a lot of that can be trimmed off before seasoning and cooking. Search through all the packages to find the leanest ribs you can find.


  • 4 pounds of lean country ribs, boneless or bone-in
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Measure the dry ingredients into a small mixing bowl, and combine well. Coat the ribs on all sides with the rib rub, then forget about them for an hour.

Place the seasoned ribs in a covered container or a gallon food storage bag and place the whole works in the refrigerator. Keep them there until it's time to put them on the grill

During this time, flavors will work their way into the pork, improving the final taste of your soon-to-be-eaten ribs.

Cooking Your Grilled Country Ribs

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Preheat your grill to medium high, but leave the burners off on one side of the grill for the indirect cooking you'll do later.

To begin, place the country ribs direcly over the hot burners. Quickly grill all four sides of the the country ribs, browning each side. When done searing, move them to the cooler side of the grill for indirect cooking.

Keep the grill lid closed while grilling them with indirect heat, only opening it up to bast the ribs, or check them for doneness.  Brushing or spraying apple juice onto the ribs a few times as they are grilling indirectly will add an extra layer of flavor.

Cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until just done. Use a meat thermometer, and shoot for 160 degrees, when the pork will be perfect. These grilled country ribs can easily be ready in an hour, so serve with quick side dishes.

A garden salad, pork & beans, or even some deli potato salad and coleslaw will all go well with your tasty, quick cookin' ribs.