Smokin’ Tender Country Style Pork Ribs

Welcome to Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, where we’re all about the art of cooking. Today, we’re going to dive into the world of country style pork ribs. These boneless beauties are drenched in a smoky sweet marinade and cooked low and slow in the slow cooker until they’re perfectly fork-tender. Get ready for a flavor explosion!

Country Style Ribs: A Taste Sensation

Prepare yourself for a pork experience like no other. Our country style ribs are so tender that they practically melt in your mouth. The marinade packs a punch with just the right amount of sweetness, heat, and smokiness. It’s the perfect blend to bring out the best in these succulent ribs.

Fall Apart Tender Country Style Ribs

Ingredients and Preparation

To create the ultimate flavor profile, we’ll need a special spice blend consisting of brown sugar, chili powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground cumin, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. We won’t forget the star of the show: smoky BBQ sauce. Gather your country style ribs and some onions, and we’ll be ready to go.

Slow Cooker Magic

Our trusty slow cooker is going to work its magic on these ribs. Once we’ve mixed the spice blend with half of the BBQ sauce to create a mouthwatering marinade, we’ll grease the inside of the slow cooker and layer the onions and coated ribs. Then, it’s time to cover it up and let it cook until the ribs become irresistibly tender. Check out the recipe card below for all the details, including ingredient amounts, cooking times, and helpful tips.

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Cooking Country Style Ribs in Slow Cooker

What Makes Country Style Ribs So Special?

You may be surprised to learn that country-style ribs aren’t actually ribs at all! They come from the shoulder area of the pig, a muscular part at the end of the loin. This fatty cut is perfect for cooking low and slow, resulting in a tender and flavorful experience. These thick cuts, weighing in at about half a pound each, offer a unique dining experience that doesn’t require utensils.

Country Style Pork Ribs

The Story Behind the Name

Ever wonder why they’re called country style ribs? Well, it’s because once cooked, their flavor and consistency closely resemble traditional ribs. In some regions, you might even hear them referred to as Western ribs. But no matter what you call them, these ribs are sure to please.

Country Style Ribs

Tender is the Task

To achieve that melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, these ribs need to be cooked low and slow. When you take your time with them, they reward you with succulence. However, if you rush the cooking process with high heat, you’ll be met with toughness instead.

The Longer, The Tenderer

Cooking these ribs at a low temperature allows collagen to break down, resulting in tender meat. So yes, the longer you cook them, the more tender they become. It’s all about that low and slow approach.

Country Style Ribs in Slow Cooker

No Such Thing as Too Long

In the realm of slow cooking, you don’t need to worry about overdoing it. These ribs can withstand a long cooking time without drying out or becoming overcooked. That’s the beauty of using a slow cooker.

Pull-Apart Western Style Ribs

Customize Your Ribs

While our smoky BBQ sauce sizzles as the perfect partner for these ribs, you can always explore different flavors. Experiment with your favorite BBQ sauce, try making your own apple cider vinegar BBQ sauce, or add a touch of liquid smoke for an extra smoky kick. And why not pair these succulent ribs with potatoes or sauerkraut? The possibilities are endless!

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Slow Cooker Country Style Ribs Pin

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This recipe for country style pork ribs will elevate your cooking game to a whole new level. With its perfectly smoky and sweet flavor, it’s guaranteed to become a family favorite. Get ready to savor the tender goodness of these ribs.