Boneless barbecue country style ribs with a homemade sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. Making delicious ribs at home is easier than you think!
Barbecue Country Style Ribs
I hate mentioning sad things in recipe posts, but I also have always been open about my life outside of recipe creation. My cat, Macy Gray (yes, named after the singer) passed away yesterday while we were sleeping of liver failure. We knew it was happening, and tried everything we could. At first the vet wasn't sure it was liver failure, it was just that she wasn't eating and she was crying, so we were feeding her anything she would eat. Basically just little pieces of cheese and deli turkey. She would not touch her cat food. The final thing we could try was a steroid shot, which she was given on Monday morning. Unfortunately, she just got worse throughout the day. She was just under 14 years old.
I don't want to think about it anymore, let's get back to these barbecue country style ribs, and the homemade barbecue sauce.
How do you spell it, barbecue, barbeque, or BBQ? I've never used BBQ, I'm just not a fan of abbreviations, or something. However you spell it, this sauce is made with no preservative ketchup, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. It's sweet and spicy. It's not as dark red as many barbecue sauces, because I honestly forgot to add Worcestershire sauce at first, but it doesn't matter what the color, all that matters is the flavor!
These barbecue country style ribs are tender, melt in your mouth ribs! Boneless ribs give you more meat with less fat, made tender by simmering before topping with the sauce and baking. They take a little bit of time to cook, but they are totally worth the wait!
Barbecue Country Style Ribs
- 2 ½ pounds boneless country style pork ribs
- 1 20 ounce bottle Hunts 100% Natural ketchup or your favorite brand
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (optional) I forgot it at first, but added it to the additional sauce I brushed on
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Place the ribs in a large stock pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour.
- In a large bowl combine the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper; whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spread enough aluminum foil across a large baking sheet to wrap the ribs. Place the drained ribs on the lined baking sheet and brush or spoon enough of the sauce to cover over the ribs. Wrap in the foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour, carefully open the foil (watch for steam!), brush with additional sauce as desired. Place back in the oven, uncovered, and bake until the sauce is bubbling and the ribs are fork tender, 10 to 20 minutes longer.