Grilled Country Style Ribs

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 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. This grilled rib recipe can be made, start to finish, in about an hour.

Choose meaty country style ribs if you can find 'em. Most will have quite a bit of fat, but then, fat means flavor!


  • 4 pounds of country ribs, boneless or bone-in
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 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. During this time, flavors will work their way into the pork, improving the final taste of your soon-to-be-eaten ribs.

Cooking Grilled Country Ribs

Preheat your grill to medium high, and place the country ribs direcly over the heat. Keep the grill lid closed while grilling, only opening it up every five minutes to turn the ribs. Grill all four sides of the the country ribs, browning each side.

Grill 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.

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