Country-Style Pork Ribs
Servings: 6 people
Country-Style Pork Ribs are really not ribs, but wow, are they amazingly delicious. Be sure to seek out country-style pork ribs, and don't use spare ribs or baby back ribs. This recipe delivers incredibly tender pork with a tangy and slightly sweet sauce that is off-the-charts delicious.
- 8 lbs country-style pork ribs bone-in
- Salt and pepper
- 1¼ cup water
- 1½ cup apple cider vinegar
For the Sauce
- 1¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup BBQ sauce
- ¼ cup dark corn syrup
- ¼ cup molasses
- ⅓ cup green bell pepper chopped
- ⅓ cup onion chopped
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the ribs and place them in a large roasting pan. Add the water and apple cider vinegar and then cover with foil. Place in the oven for 2 hours.
Meanwhile, heat the sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside.
Remove the pan from the oven. Very carefully remove the foil (watch out for hot steam escaping!). Use a spatula to carefully remove the ribs from the pan onto a platter. Discard the liquid in the pan. Return the ribs to the pan and then pour the sauce all over the ribs and place back in the oven (still at 300°F), uncovered, for another hour.
Remove from the oven. Carefully transfer the ribs to a platter. Pour the sauce into a gravy boat. Serve at once, passing gravy at the table.
Be sure to seek out country-style pork ribs! You can usually find them in the meat department of most well-stock supermarkets, or at your local butcher. Spare ribs or baby back ribs will not yield the same fork-tender results with this recipe.
Boneless country-style ribs are perfectly fine. Reduce the cooking time to 90 minutes for the initial roasting.
You can eyeball the water/vinegar mixture that goes into the roasting pan. You want the liquid to go up to about a ½-inch in the pan and against the ribs.
The cooked "ribs" can be reheated in a 300°F oven wrapped in foil for about 30 minutes, or until warmed through. Warm the sauce in a small saucepan on the stove.
Calories: 935kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 77g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 291mg | Sodium: 773mg | Potassium: 1680mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 5mg