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Country Style Rib Marinade

This Country Style Rib Marinade is simple to make using pantry staples. It is sure to become a family favorite!

Country style rib marinade on pork ribs, close up

What are Counry Style Ribs?

Country style ribs are cut from the end of the pork loin closest to the shoulder.

Often they can be found boneless, but if there is a bone in them, the bone is actually a part of the shoulder blade, and not the rib bone.

So the meat you’re getting here is technically not rib meat, but loin meat.

 

Why are they called “ribs”? Likely because their flavor and texture is very similar to that of ribs.

Grilling country style ribs with marinade

How to grill Country Ribs

Country style ribs are great for the grill because they have enough marblig that they will stay juicy and moist.

They’re also a fairly inexpensive cut, so they are great if you’re grilling for a crowd.

The ribs should be cooked over a medium heat grill, around 350-400F for 7-10 minutes a side, depending on how thick they are.

Typically country ribs are often best to do low and slow, but keeping your grill temperature lower and cooking them for a little longer will help develop a nice crust on the outside and help keep the inside nice and tender.

Grilling country style ribs with marinade, side shot

The best way to tell if your country style ribs are done is with an insta-read thermometer.

You’ll want to remove them from the grill when they register 140-145F. Let them rest for at least 5 minutes before serving, so that they can get up to 145-150F, which is the recommended internal temperature for cooking pork.
Remember, when cooking pork, a “blush of pink” is ok in the middle of the meat. You don’t want to dry the meat out, and this is how you know you will have flavorful, juicy, and tender pork.

Using a marinade for pork ribs

Adding a marinade is a great, easy way to jazz up the pork ribs.

This marinade comes from our friend Tammi over at Mamma’s Meals. It is super simple to put together from pantry staples:

  • brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • garlic
  • paprika
  • salt and pepper

It also uses sesame oil, which may or may not be considered a “pantry staple” in your house. It is in ours, because we love the toasted, nutty flavor for quick, weeknight stir fries.

Sesame oil will add that something extra to these ribs, however, if you don’t have it, feel free to substitute with another high-heat oil of your choice.

Country style rib marinade pouring over raw pork

What we love about this marinade is that is is SO easy. Using BBQ sauce on ribs is a great summer staple, but this is such a fun way to change things up.

After all, when the weather is warm out, we’re grilling for our meals as much as possible. And, it’s nice to change things up.

Country Style Ribs in the slow cooker

Country style ribs are a great cut to use for low and slow cooking, like a slow cooker or in the oven on a low heat for a a couple hours.

This marinade is great to use in the slow cooker or the oven for cooking country ribs as well.

Simply pour it over the ribs as they cook. You’ll get an extra dose of this marinade’s grate flavor, since it becomes the sauce for the finished ribs as well.

It makes for a great taste of summer, even if it’s too cold outside to grill.

Country style rib marinade on pork ribs, stacked

Yield: 4 servings

Country Style Rib Marinade

Country style rib marinade on pork ribs, stacked on a cutting board

This Country Style Rib Marinade is simple to make using pantry staples. Use it on pork ribs, beef ribs, or even chicken!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

For The Marinade

For The Meat

  • 2 lb Country Style Pork Boneless Ribs

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all marinade ingredients.
  2. Place ribs and marinade in a sealed plastic bag and marinate until ready to use.
  3. Grill on a grill that has been pre-heated to a medium heat (roughly 350F). Cook, turning once, until the ribs register an internal temperature of 160F on an insta-read thermometer.*

Notes

*This marinade is also great for country ribs in the slow cooker. It can also be used on chicken!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 g

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 608

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M Hoffman

Saturday 16th of January 2021

First of all, thank you for the recipe. I cooked this in the oven using two different sets of ingredients. 1. Using your recipe above (doubling to ensure there was enough braising liquid). 2. Substituting smoked paprika for sweet AND adding Shaoxing wine (amount equal to the soy source amount).

I enjoyed the second version more. The Shaoxing added a depth of flavor. I'm not sure the smoked vs sweet paprika made that much difference.

Sarah Ozimek

Sunday 24th of January 2021

Thanks for sharing your substitutions. We'll have to give that a try!

Tavarius Graves

Sunday 29th of November 2020

Can i cook them in the oven? Can i use the same marinade?

Sarah Ozimek

Sunday 6th of December 2020

Hi Tavarius. Yes you can! The way I like to do my oven country style ribs is to bake them at 450F for 30 minutes and then reduce the heat to 350F and cook for an additional 30-60 minutes, basting every 15 minutes or so. I would also double or triple the marinade so it covers the ribs better in a baking dish. They turn out so tender and flavor-infused this way. Enjoy!

Chris

Monday 19th of October 2020

How long on the grill? Just an idea of how long. I've just made the marinade and put the ribs in fridge until tomorrow but, I really don't know how to cook on grill so, I have no idea how long. Thank you.

Sarah Ozimek

Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Hi Chris. Sorry I am just getting to you now. I hope your ribs turned out well! Grilling times are tricky, as they depend on the thickness of your meat and the heat of your grill. Using a thermometer to make sure your temperature is 145F is the best way to know when they are done.

David

Tuesday 22nd of September 2020

Do you baste while grilling ?

Sarah Ozimek

Thursday 24th of September 2020

Hi David. You don't need to, but if you would like to reserve some marinade to use for basting, that is also a nice addition.

Tom W.

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Tried twice with great results. I added fresh pineapple juice & substituted coconut aminos for soy & marinated overnight. Excellent!

Sarah Ozimek

Thursday 3rd of September 2020

Glad you enjoyed it. Great additions!

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