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Country-Style Barbecue Ribs

These get a good sear under the broiler, then go into the slow cooker to become fall-apart tender. Enjoy them with great sides, or shredded on a bun. Either way, they're the most amazing ribs you'll ever have. —Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1 bottle (18 ounces) barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup amber beer or reduced-sodium chicken broth

Directions

  • Preheat broiler. Mix first 9 ingredients. Place pork in a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. pan; rub generously with seasonings. Broil 4-5 in. from heat until browned, 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Whisk together barbecue sauce and beer; pour over ribs. Cook, covered, on low until tender, 3-4 hours.
  • Remove ribs. Reserve 2 cups cooking juices; discard remaining juices. Skim fat from reserved juices. Serve with ribs.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Country-style are the meatiest of all pork ribs.
  • Look for highly marbled ribs; they might be labeled “pork shoulder country-style ribs”. Country-style ribs from the loin are leaner and won’t be as tender and moist.
  • Amber beers are fairly light with a hint of fruitiness that compliments the smoky flavors in the sauce.

  • Not sure which brand of BBQ sauce to buy? Check out the brands our editors and the Taste of Home Test Kitchen recommend.

    http://www.tasteofhome.com/article/best-bbq-sauce/

    Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 393 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 1098mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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    • Helen
      Feb 28, 2019

      This was a hit with the family. My spouse took leftovers for lunch and said that it was even better the next day. I substituted coke for beer but am going to try that next time!