Beer Braised and Grilled Country Style Ribs
When people think of ribs, they think of baby back or spare ribs, but for this 4th of July I’m making country style ribs, a meatier variety which actually aren’t ribs at all. Country style ribs are called ribs but are actually cut from the pork shoulder area, and contain no actual rib bones but instead parts of the pork shoulder.
Country style ribs are tender and meaty and you get a lot more meat on a country style rib than you would with a baby back. That’s why these are great to serve a crowd- they are easy to make and with this method, they turn out tender every time!
Net net, these will take less than 2hours to make and the braising part can be done ahead of time so that when you are ready to grill, they prep has already been done. That makes them a great choice for a grilling holiday!
- 2-3 beers of your choice
- 2 lbs of country style ribs
- 2 tbsp Stubbs BBQ Spice Rub (or create your own rub using this Smoked Paprika BBQ Rub recipe)
- 1 bottle of Stubbs Sticky Sweet BBQ Sauce (or flavor of your choice)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
Coat your ribs in BBQ rub on both sides and set aside. Next, heat a dutch oven on medium high heat and add 2 tbsp coconut oil. Brown your ribs on both sides (this will need to be done in batches), then remove them and set on a plate until all ribs have been browned on both sides. Next, add your ribs back into the dutch oven and add the beer so that the ribs are fully immersed in beer. Bring the dutch oven to boil for 10 minutes, then let the ribs continue to simmer on low for another 45 minutes. Always make sure that the ribs are fully submersed in beer – add more if needed.
Next, prepare your grill for medium direct heat- about 350 degrees. Mix ½ cup of the beer from the dutch oven and combine with ¾ cup of Stubb’s bbq sauce. Place your ribs on the grill and cover in the BBQ sauce glaze. Let them grill until char marks have formed and then flip, about 6-7 minutes per side, basting with more glaze.
Once you’ve achieved nice char marks on both sides, remove the ribs and tent under foil for 10 minutes. Serve with your favorite sides! I like to serve mine with my Charleston Style Coleslaw and coconut lime butter grilled corn. Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!
Note: I developed this recipe in partnership with Stubb’s BBQ Sauce. All thoughts and opinions are my own.