If you love ribs, you’re going to love this Country Style recipe because it’s got it all. These ribs can easily be cooked outdoors on a grill or inside on a stove and in the oven. I season the ribs with my Blackened Seasoning recipe, then braise them in barbecue sauce and pineapple juice. These ribs are finished off in the oven to caramelize the sauce and firm up the out side of the rib. The results are a fall of the bone tender barbecue rib that, literally, melts in your mouth.
What are Country Style Ribs
Wikipedia describes Country Style Ribs as the blade end of the loin close to the pork shoulder and they’re considered more of a chop than a rib because the bones aren’t rib bones at all. They’re the Shoulder Blade or “Scapula” bones behind the shoulder. The result is a loin cut portion that is more than 3/4 meat vs. bone. The benefit to this, if it isn’t obvious, is more bang for your buck. An average rack of baby back ribs weighs 3 to 4 pounds and so does a package of Country Style ribs but the baby backs cost twice as much. So, by purchasing these ribs instead, not only are you cutting the cost in half, you’re getting twice the eats because there’s a lot more meat.
Seasoning Country Style Ribs
One of the secrets to any good rib recipe rings true for these Country Style ribs, as well. You’ve got to have a good rub or seasoning. For this recipe, I use my Blackened Seasoning and I showed you how to make that in the last YouTube video and blog post. There’s other substitutions that can be used like Old Bay or a Crawfish Boil Seasoning. Zatarain’s and Slap Your Mama are both good choices. Even my Brisket Rub recipe would be excellent for these ribs because all of these have the same basic ingredients with small twists and variations is all but will have very similar results.
Braised Country Style Ribs
Essentially, this Country Style Ribs recipe is braised and baked but many avid grill masters do the exact same thing on the grill. So everything you learn here can be applied to your barbecue if you want to grill this recipe instead. These ribs are braised in a mixture of barbecue sauce and Pineapple juice. You can replace the pineapple juice with beer instead, if you want to go that rout. It’s a real common practice with just as good results, just slightly different taste. Season and sear your ribs, then braise in the sauce for 1 1/2 hours and grill for 5 to 10 minutes to caramelize.
Oven Baked Country Style Ribs
Now that you know that you can take this Country Style Ribs recipe to the grill let’s talk about how easy it is to bake in the oven. 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, after the braising. That’s it and that’s all. So, if you don’t think you can handle cooking these ribs after you watch my video tutorial, I’ve done something terribly wrong. Good luck!
Country Style Barbecue Ribs Ingredients:
1 pkg Country Style Ribs 2 cups Barbecue Sauce, I use Baby Ray’s 1/2 cup Pineapple Juice 1 tbsp Kosher Salt, approximately 2 tbsp Blackened Seasoning, approximately
There are many different ways to prepare and cook Barbecue Beef Ribs and because a lot of you don’t have a grill or a smoker, I decided to break it down, into the simplest form, by showing you how I bake them in an oven. Plus, doing it this way, it’s pretty much a set it and forget it type of recipe and with a tiny bit of prep and a little patience, you can be enjoying delicious Barbecue Beef Ribs in just a few short hours and have plenty of time to spare, in between, cooking side dishes while sipping a cold one.
Barbecue Beef Ribs Options
Technically, cooking Barbecue Beef Ribs in the oven isn’t exactly barbecue because they’re not cooked over an open flame, which gives a real nice smoky flavor an oven can’t provide. So, you might want to consider rubbing the meat with some liquid smoke, if that’s the flavor you’re going for. The rub recipe I use has smoked paprika in it, so if you’re using my recipe you won’t need it. Some folks like to rub Worcestershire into the meat before they salt and pepper and that’s a great alternative as well. The three steps I use is very simple and you can choose to use any 1,2 or all 3 of them if you like. First, Kosher Salt and Pepper. Second, Meat Rub and Third, Barbecue Sauce.
I like to use my Brisket Rub recipe and the Barbecue Sauce I posted a while back. Both recipes are in clickable links in the ingredients down below if you want to learn them and give them a try. Otherwise, just stick with your favorite rub and and sauce.
The Rub and Sauce are optional but links are included for the ingredients of each recipe, if you’d like to try them on your ribs. Bake for 3 hours at 300 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re adding barbecue sauce, bake the Barbecue Beef Ribs for another 10 minutes and bump the heat up to 350.
When I first had Bacon Fried Shrimp, all I could do was melt into myself with pleasure. I remember my head tilting back with my eyes closed as that bacon and shrimp exploded with flavor with each bite. Oh… and did I mention the Pepper Jack Cheese? Wow! Each one of these prawns is stuffed with cheese before they’re wrapped with an entire piece of bacon, then they are each seasoned with black ground pepper before they’re fried to perfection.
Grilling Bacon Fried Shrimp
Obviously this recipe is called, “Bacon Fried Shrimp” but don’t let that discourage you from taking these pork prawns to the grill. These are perfect for barbecue’s and parties. Technically you could even bake them if you’re little heart ever so desired. It doesn’t really matter. Just make sure, like any pork product, it’s cooked thoroughly and all the way through. Oh, and just for kicks, I whipped up a Spicy Mayo Dipping Sauce I really think you’re going to like. It really compliments the pa-pa-POW of the Shrimp!
Also, if you like this Bacon Fried Shrimp recipe, be sure to check out some of my other Prawn recipes like, Thai Red Curry Shrimp, Shrimp Scampi and Firecracker Shrimp, which is a lot like Bang bang shrimp if you’ve ever heard of it. I have a huge list of other Shrimp recipes if you want to seek them out or look up my Shrimp Recipes playlist on YouTube. These were just some of the ones I posted with this video. So be sure to check them out.