Baked Barbecued Country-Style Ribs

Easy baked barbecued country style ribs recipe

The Spruce / Victoria Heydt

  • Total: 115 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 95 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1457 Calories
94g Fat
19g Carbs
136g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1457
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 94g 120%
Saturated Fat 34g 168%
Cholesterol 490mg 163%
Sodium 2308mg 100%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 136g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 2418mg 51%
*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

For the 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

For the Ribs:

  • 4 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, (about 8 ribs)
  • (Optional) 3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for easy baked barbecued country style ribs
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  2. Heat the oven to 325 F.

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

    Dry the country style ribs
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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.

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

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

    Arrange ribs on pan
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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.

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

    Remove top foil
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  9. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes longer, or broil for about 2 to 3 minutes. 

    Bake uncovered
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  10. Serve and enjoy.

    Cut up easy baked barbecued country style ribs
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Variations

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