Baked Barbecued Country-Style Ribs

Baked Ribs
The Spruce
  • Total: 115 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 95 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
538 Calories
32g Fat
19g Carbs
46g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 538
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 2070mg 90%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 46g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 2mg 14%
Potassium 918mg 20%
*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 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 classic coleslaw, 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.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • (Optional) 3 teaspoons ​Cajun seasoning (below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Cajun Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Baked Barbecued Country-Style Ribs ingredients
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  2. Heat the oven to 325 F.

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

    ribs and a paper towel
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  4. 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.

    Cajun seasoning blend on ribs
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  5. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; coat the foil with oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.

    Foil lined baking sheet
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  6. Arrange the ribs in the prepared baking pan and then top with onion slices.

    Uncookeded seasoned ribs with onions on baking sheet
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  7. 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.

    Ribs covered in foil in the oven
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  8. Remove the top piece of foil and brush the ribs with barbecue sauce.

    Brushing ribs with barbecue sauce
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  9. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes longer, or broil for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

    Baked Barbecued Country-Style Ribs sliced
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  10. Serve and enjoy.

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

Variations

  • You can replace the Cajun seasoning with smoked paprika.
  • Or, you can sweeten your favorite barbecue sauce with a tablespoon of brown sugar.