Tell Me, Just What Are Country Style Ribs?

Raw Pork Country Style Ribs

They are sure great when barbecued, but just what are country style ribs? Also called country ribs, and blade end country spare ribs, these pieces of pork are tender and juicy.

What Are Country Style Ribs?

Nicely Cooked Country Style Pork Ribs

Cut from the blade end of the pork loin, next to the shoulder, these ribs contain a lot of fat, and may or may not contain bone. They are not the easiest eating type of rib for eating with the fingers because of the placement of the fat throughout the meat and the shape of the bone. But they are tasty.

When barbecued, the high fat content of these beauties keeps the meat moist and tender, and adds a lot of great flavor. They can be grilled over low, direct heat, or slow barbecued using the indirect grilling method.

When the internal temperature reaches 165°F, they're done, but they can be cooked longer for more tenderness. When they reach 180-190°F they'll be falling apart tender.

Now you that know the answer to this question - "What are country style ribs?", it's time to cook up a batch. Try this recipe for barbecued country style pork ribs for starters and get a little practice.