Ribs are a man’s best friends…but are they the cooks? Typically you have to boil ribs, slowly bake them for hours. Then smother them with BBQ sauce and grill them till they’re all nice and sticky. SO MUCH WORK. So how about we cut your rib time down by hours! This country ribs recipe is fall off the bone tender, smokey with a tangy sticky glaze you cannot get enough of.
I made this country ribs recipe for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and we have made it 1-2x a week ever since. we cannot get enough of it! I’m telling you! It’s fast, easy, and amazing.
The first time I had country ribs was at a friends house our first year in law school. I am NOT a ribs person, but I had her telling me ever detail about these ribs. She boiled, baked and then baked some more. I don’t even remember all the details. I just remember they were amazing and she used a BBQ sauce called Open Pitt. I’ve not been able to find it until just recently! It was only sold in the mid-west. But at my local Win-co I found it! You can also get it here.
Country Pork Ribs
These ribs are not the typical “rack of ribs” you might be thinking of. Country ribs are a different cut of ribs. If you are unsure about what you are looking for ask the butcher he can help out. You’ll want to get country ribs bone-in. They are cut from the end of the ribs or the sirloin. They are also the meatiest part of the ribs. You’re getting that same great texture you get from rib meat but more of it. Best bang for your buck if you ask me.
To make these, You start by seasoning the ribs with garlic salt and smoked paprika, both sides. Sear them in a little oil. Pop them in the pressure cooker on high. When it naturally released pull them out on a cookie sheet, slather with open pitt and bake/ boil till nice and sticky. Your (quite literally) perfect ribs will be done in about an hour. not 6. Every man will be kissing your feet after you’ve made this dish. Well, the whole family will be! Try making these cheesy potato fries and this salad to go with!
- 3-4 lbs country pork ribs bone-in
- 1 bottle open pitt bbq sauce or your favorite
- garlic salt
- smoked paprika
- 1/2 cup water
Sprinkle both sides of ribs generously with garlic salt and smoked paprika.
In avocado oil (or oil of your choice) sear ribs on both sides until you have a light brown crust.
Mix 1/2 cup bbq sauce and 1/2 cup water.
Place ribs in instapot or pressure cooker. Pour BBQ sauce & water over.
Set digital pressure cooker on high for 15 min. allow to natural release.
After done, place on cookie sheet lined with foil. Brush BBQ sauce over both sides of ribs. Place in oven at 450 for 15 minutes. If needed to make ribs a little crispier broil for another 5. (this will depend on how your oven cooks)