4.93 from 38 votes
Country-Style Pork Ribs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 20 mins

An easy recipe for oven-baked Country-style pork ribs, braised in a quick, homemade barbecue sauce. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Country-Style Pork Ribs
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 262 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 2 1/2 - 3 pounds bone-in Country-Style pork ribs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt, separated
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, separated
  • 3 tablespoons Canola oil separated
  • 1 yellow onion halved and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 1 green bell pepper stem removed, seeded, quartered and cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1/4 cup apple or pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. On a large work surface, pat the pork ribs dry and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of Canola oil. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon Kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and rub to coat evenly on all sides.

  2. Add remaining Canola oil to an enameled cast iron Dutch oven over medium-high heat. If you do not have a Dutch oven, see notes below. 

  3. Brown the pork ribs by adding 2-3 ribs to the oil at a time, taking care not to overcrowd the pan, and allow to sear on the first side for 4-5 minutes without moving or jostling. Turn the ribs over, and sear 3-4 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining ribs. Remove from the pan and set aside on a large plate to rest.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium and add the peppers and the onions. Sauté for 5 minutes, or just until softened. 

  5. Add the pineapple juice and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir in the ketchup, molasses, yellow mustard, chili powder, Worcestershire, smoked paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  6. Add the ribs, along with any juices, back to the Dutch oven, and turn to coat in the sauce. Cover, and transfer to the oven to bake for 1 hour. After an hour of baking, remove from the oven, turn the ribs and continue to bake, covered, for 1 hour more. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a Dutch oven, preheat the oven to 300° rather than 325°.

Then, begin this recipe on the stovetop in a large pan, and then transfer the contents of the Dutch oven to a casserole dish and cover it tightly with 2-3 layers of aluminum foil before going into the oven. 

Nutrition Facts
Country-Style Pork Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 262 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Sodium 640mg28%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 800IU16%
Vitamin C 28.9mg35%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.