I normally make country-style ribs in the crockpot. The other day, however, I was at the store and saw what they cost. They were a lot less than baby back ribs or spare ribs. Who doesn’t like to save a buck?! My job as the main grocery shopper is to keep our food cost down. We are big time grillers at my house especially during the summer months. It was a no-brainer what I was going to do with them next. Take them home and make Grilled Country-Style Ribs!
This is an easy dinner recipe, my friends. You can also entertain with them and not break the bank when you want to have your friends over. To make Grilled Country-Style Ribs, you need a good spice rub. (Note: If you don’t want to create your own rub, THIS is a good one). Rub the spice on the ribs and leave them overnight in the fridge, or minimum 1 hour. You want the meat to absorb the spices.
From here, add them to a hot grill. Don’t go anywhere. Keep your tongs and “beverage” close. They need attention, and you don’t want your Grilled Country-Style Ribs to be dry. I recommend 10-15 minutes on each side, depending on the size of your ribs. We’re talking about pork here. To be safe, use a Cheap Cooking Thermometer. When it reads 145 degrees F, you’re good to go. If they read anything less, put them back on the grill until they do. They might need an extra turn. That is, an extra 10-15 minutes on the grill. It all depends on the thickness of your ribs. Size does matter. 😉
I serve my Grilled Country-Style Ribs with a side of BBQ sauce for people to add as they please. SO good! Or, you can baste them on the grill during the last turn. This recipe is easy, delicious, and cheap. Don’t you just love that combination!
Here’s a sneaky chef trick: If your ribs turn out dry, baste them with BBQ sauce right before serving. No one will know the difference.
- 8-10 country style ribs
- Oil (for the grill)
- For the spice rub:
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ tablespoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon ground oregano
- 1½ tablespoons salt
- 1½ tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- BBQ sauce
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Oil the grate.
- Place on the grill on indirect heat and cook for 10-15, depending on the thickness of the ribs.
- Turn ribs for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Check temperature with thermometer.
- They are ready when they reach 145 degree F.
- If they read anything less than 145 F, turn them one last time on the grill.
- Watch them carefully.
- Until they reach 145 F.
- Serve with a side of BBQ sauce.