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Country-Style Ribs

Country-Style Ribs

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Introduction

Country-style ribs are a family favorite in my home. Enjoy them with a side of mashed potatoes or rice and some green beans for an easy dinner that’s sure to please.

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  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

This is a thickener, used to coat the meat before frying. It’s also used as a base for sauces and gravies.

1 teaspoon salt

Salt is a preservative, which means it helps meat retain its juices. Salt also enhances the flavor of food and can be used as a seasoning in many dishes.

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Pepper is a spice made from the dried fruit of the pepper plant. It has a sharp, pungent taste that can be spicy or slightly sweet, depending on how it’s processed.

Pepper comes in many varieties, each with its own flavor profile and heat level. Black pepper is usually considered milder than its red cousin; however, some people find they have different palates for each type of peppercorn–one may find black more flavorful while another prefers red because it’s hotter! If you want to experiment with different kinds of peppercorns but aren’t sure where to start (or if you’re not sure how much heat you’re looking for), consider buying an assortment pack like this one from McCormick Spice Company ($10).

You can use ground black pepper in any dish where a little bit of spice would go nicely: pasta sauces or soups; meatloaves; salads; roast chicken dishes…the list goes on! You’ll want about 1/2 teaspoon per pound of meat when seasoning with ground black pepper before cooking

4 pounds country-style pork ribs (about 8 ribs), trimmed of excess fat, cut in half crosswise, then into pieces about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide

Country-style ribs are cut from the shoulder, which makes them more difficult to cook than spareribs. Country-style pork ribs have a lot of fat, so it’s important to trim all excess fat before cooking them.

Once trimmed and cut into pieces about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, place in a large bowl or pan and add water to cover; let sit for 15 minutes at room temperature (if you’re pressed for time, you can skip this step). Drain off any excess liquid before proceeding with recipe below

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Vegetable oil is a healthy fat that can be used to brown the ribs, saute onions and garlic, and add flavor to your marinade.

1 large onion, sliced into thin rings

  • You can use a food processor to slice the onion, but make sure you don’t try to get too thin. If the rings are too small, they’ll burn in the oven before they have a chance to crisp up on their own.
  • Place them on top of your ribs, then bake at 350 degrees F until they start turning brown around the edges and smell delicious (about 30 minutes).

1 cup barbecue sauce of your choice, plus more for serving, if desired

For a homemade sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup ketchup with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook until the mixture thickens slightly, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside while you prepare the ribs (or refrigerate until ready).

To use store-bought sauce: Use your favorite brand of barbecue sauce here–the type doesn’t matter!

Country-Style Ribs are easy to make and delicious.

To prepare Country-Style Ribs: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook for 5 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Stir in the tomato paste until well combined with other ingredients in skillet, about 1 minute more. Add beef broth; bring mixture up to a simmer over high heat while stirring occasionally (do not boil). Reduce heat so that liquid simmers gently; cover pan with lid slightly askew so steam can escape during cooking time below–this will help prevent burning on top of saucepan when making gravy later if desired for extra flavor kick! Cook uncovered until thickened slightly but not pasty consistency yet (about 5 minutes). If desired add additional seasonings such as salt & pepper plus Worcestershire sauce along with any other seasonings you’d like such as garlic powder…

Conclusion

Country-Style Ribs are a great way to add some extra flavor to your weeknight dinners. They’re easy to make, and they only take about 45 minutes in the oven. You can serve these ribs with your favorite sauce or even just some ketchup on top!

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