Mom’s Oven-Baked Country-Style Ribs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-3/4 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
My mom made these tender oven-baked country-style ribs for special Sunday suppers when we were growing up. A few common ingredients are all you need to make the zesty sauce that coats them. Everyone's eyes light up when I bring a plate of these ribs to the table, and company never suspects how easy they are to prepare. —Yvonne White, Williamson, New York


  • 3 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place ribs in a greased roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook for 1 minute. Drain ribs. Spoon sauce over ribs. Cover and bake for 1-1/2 hours. Uncover; bake 30 minutes longer, basting once.

Oven-Baked Country-Style Ribs Tips

How do you remove the membrane on ribs?

To remove the membrane on ribs, slip two fingers under the membrane at the center of the rib and lift slowly. The membrane should peel away. If this doesn’t work, slide a dinner knife under the membrane. Lift and loosen the membrane until it tears. You should now be able to grab the membrane and peel it from the rib.

What are the best brands of barbecue sauce to buy if you don't want to make your own

Today’s supermarkets offer a bottled barbecue sauce for everyone’s taste. Or for more homemade options, try any of our must-have barbecue sauce recipes.

What dishes can you pair with these oven-baked country-style ribs?

You can serve just about any side dish with oven-baked country-style ribs. Give them a try with orzo vegetable salad, cornbread or grilled potatoes.

Check out our other barbecued ribs recipes.

Mark Hagen, Taste of Home Executive Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 289 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 1084mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.