Country Style Ribs

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Country Style Ribs

Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Diet: Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Main Protein: Pork
Cooking Method: Instant Pot
Servings: 6
Calories: 464kcal


  • 1 - 2 racks of pork ribs*
  • 2 Tbsp. coarse ground garlic salt
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoning salt
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoned pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard powder
  • 2 Tbsp. paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 small bottle of liquid smoke
  • 1 large (gallon) freezer bag or reusable silicone bag

For the day of cooking:

  • 16 oz. Country Bob's all-purpose sauce if you can't find Country Bob's, you can substitute your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup honey local if possible


Assembly instructions:

  • Ribs have a membrane on the backside of the rack that needs to be removed. It is on the opposite side of the meaty part of the ribs. It's a silvery-white color and may look like fat at first glance.
  • Take a sharp knife, and start at one corner on the backside of the ribs. Run the knife under the membrane to loosen it. Pull it back just a little bit and use a paper towel to get hold of the loosened membrane and pull it off.  You may have to do this in 2 or 3 segments as some racks will have a membrane that comes off easily and others will take a little more work.
  • Once the membrane is removed, place the ribs in a flat bottomed dish (like an 11 x 14 pan) and sprinkle with liquid smoke. Let the ribs sit for 30 minutes and absorb the liquid smoke.
  • After 30 minutes, lift the ribs up to allow any liquid remaining to run off into the dish.
  • In a large resealable bag, place the garlic salt, seasoning salt, seasoned pepper, chili powder, dry mustard, paprika, and onion powder. Close the bag and shake vigorously to blend all the dry ingredients. Add the ribs into the bag. Press the seasonings into the ribs.
  • Remove the excess air from the bag, seal, and freeze.

Cooking instructions:

  • Take the bag out of the freezer to thaw.
  • Place the Trivet in the Instant pot and add 1 cup of water, and 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce.
  • Place the ribs on the trivet circled around or leaning against the inside liner of the Instant Pot.
  • Put the lid on the Instant Pot and turn it until it beeps and locks. Make sure the pressure valve is set to 'SEALING' and press the Manual button. Set the time to 30 minutes.
  • Allow the Instant Pot to automatically build and release the pressure. Once the Instant Pot has released all the pressure (about an hour), make sure the pressure valve button is down and gently, and with a pot turn the valve to VENTING with a potholder to make sure that all the pressure has been released.
  • Remove the lid and place the ribs in an oven-safe dish.
  • In a separate dish, pour half the bottle of Country Bob's sauce, add the cup of honey, and stir well. Pour the honey BBQ sauce over the ribs.
  • Place the ribs in the oven at 350° for 30 minutes. This will crisp the ribs and all the BBQ sauce to melt into the ribs. Yum! It will get a little gooey in the oven, which blends the dry rub and BBQ flavors together. Once ribs have browned a little and the sauce is gooey, remove them from the oven and serve immediately.


*You may want to double the dry rub recipe for 2 full racks of ribs. The dry rub mix given will make enough for about 2 - 3 pounds of ribs, which is approximately 1 rack.


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 4736mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 74g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg