Grilled Country-Style Ribs with Tangy Sauce

Country Style Ribs With Sauce
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  • Total: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
742 Calories
36g Fat
29g Carbs
72g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 742
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 13g 63%
Cholesterol 230mg 77%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 72g
Calcium 98mg 8%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These easy oven barbecued pork ribs are baked and then grilled with a flavorful homemade tomato-based barbecue sauce. The recipe is made with bone-in country style ribs, which are meatier than spareribs. Use bone-in country-style pork ribs for the recipe.

The homemade sauce is a ketchup and molasses sauce with a bit of cayenne for heat. Feel free to up the heat with extra cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes. Add some liquid smoke to the sauce if you like smoky flavor.

These ribs go well with baked potatoes or a potato salad, along with coleslaw and corn on the cob. 


  • 3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs (not boneless)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 375 F. Line a large rimmed baking or roasting pan with foil. 

  2. Arrange the ribs in the prepared pan and sprinkle all over with the kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder. Let the ribs stand for about 10 minutes.

  3. Bake for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the ribs are very tender.

  4. In 1-quart saucepan, mix together remaining ingredients. Simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Prepare the grill.

  6. Remove the ribs from the baking pan and brush with sauce. 

  7. Grill over direct heat, basting and turning frequently, for about 15 minutes, or until browned.

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