Baked Barbecued Country-Style Ribs

Baked Ribs
The Spruce
Ratings (756)
  • Total: 115 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 95 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
483 Calories
23g Fat
19g Carbs
47g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These boneless country-style ribs are baked to perfection with a spicy rub and your favorite barbecue sauce. It's an easy, convenient meal that is a great choice for any night of the week. Just pair it with a classic cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, and cornbread, for a hearty meal your family will enjoy!

If you use bone-in country-style ribs, allow about 1/2 to 3/4 pound per person.


  • 1 1/2 pounds country-style pork ribs  (boneless)
  • 3 teaspoons ​Cajun seasoning (see homemade mix, below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 medium onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf thyme

Steps to Make It

Heat the oven to 325 F.

Dry the country-style ribs with paper towels to dry.

Combine the Cajun seasoning blend with the garlic powder and onion powder. Rub the seasoning mixture over all sides of the ribs. Note: If your Cajun seasoning is salt-ree, sprinkle the ribs lightly with kosher salt as well.

Line a shallow baking pan with foil; coat the foil with oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

Arrange the ribs in the prepared baking pan and then top with onion slices.

Cover with another piece of foil and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until the ribs are very tender.

Remove the top piece of foil and brush the ribs with barbecue sauce.

Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes longer, or broil for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

Quick Cajun Seasoning: Blend salt with paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper, black pepper, and thyme.


You can replace the Cajun seasoning with smoked paprika.

Or, you can sweeten your favorite barbecue sauce with a tablespoon of brown sugar.