Country Style Ribs with Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce

Here is an easy recipe for fast boneless country ribs. Country style ribs aren’t actually ribs at all, but a cut of pork between the ribs and shoulder. They are boneless, low in fat, and tender. They are closer in relation to a pork chop, but are cut in strips. They make perfect, no mess, no fuss “mock ribs” that are easy enough for a fast weeknight meal. You can also make them on the grill, instead of baking them in the oven.

For these ribs, I made an easy Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce. This sauce is nice and tangy, without being too sweet or too spicy. I added grated garlic and onion to the sauce for extra flavor. To get the most flavor from my onion, I grated it from the root end, where the onion is the juiciest. I also added my favorite prepared sauce, Country Bob’s all purpose sauce. You could also use any steak sauce in place of this ingredient. I really like Country Bob’s though because of the complexity of flavors in the sauce. I was going to ask my husband if he liked this barbecue sauce, but after seeing him polish off the third rib without letting a single drop of barbecue sauce go to waste, I would say he liked it.

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Country Style Ribs with Jack Daniel's Barbecue Sauce

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2 - 3 lbs. Country style ribs
2 tablespoons Southern Spice Blend or other Southern/Cajun spice blend

1 14.5 oz can of tomato sauce
3/4 - 1 cup Jack Daniel's whiskey
1/2 cup Country Bob's all purpose sauce or another steak sauce
2 tablespoons grated onion, from the root end of the onion
2 cloves grated garlic


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rub seasoning on pork and place pork on a rack on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered for 25 -30 minutes.

While pork is cooking, add ingredients for sauce to a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Let the sauce reduce until it has thickened and the alcohol has cooked off. Sauce will become much sweeter.

Baste pork with barbecue sauce and continue to cook until the ribs have reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

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  11 Responses to “Country Style Ribs with Jack Daniel’s Barbecue Sauce”

  1. Emily @Cleanliness — May 17, 2010 @ 12:17 pm


    Oh.. you go girl.

    This recipe is amazing.
    .-= Emily @Cleanliness´s last blog ..Frittatas for Dinner! =-.

  2. Drick — May 17, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

    now this sound like a great BBQ dinner – I like the country style ribs a lot and cook them on the grill all the time…. hey, I am mentioning you tomorrow on another pickling post… thanks for stopping by today
    .-= Drick´s last blog ..Lee’s Pickled Okra =-.

  3. redkathy — May 17, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

    Angie, Beautiful looking ribs!! I’ll be making these as soon as my dear hubby sees them on FB!
    .-= redkathy´s last blog ..Spicy Whole Okra =-.

  4. MaryMoh — May 17, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

    This looks simple and easy. Love the ingredients. Would make a good BBQ. Thanks for sharing.
    .-= MaryMoh´s last blog ..Vegetable And Crab Stick Fritters =-.

  5. Juliana — May 17, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    Love the idea of using Jack Daniel’s, the ribs look delicious!

  6. grace — May 17, 2010 @ 5:08 pm

    i won’t lie–my favorite thing about meals like this is the sauce. i tend to SMOTHER my meat to the point where the sauce is absolutely all i can taste. 🙂
    .-= grace´s last blog ..festive but flawed =-.

  7. Anna — May 18, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Angie, that ribs looks so amazing yummy, I love recipes with Jack Daniel.
    .-= Anna´s last blog ..Honey Spiced Pear Upside Down Cake =-.

  8. averagebetty — May 20, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    These look terrific – perfect for summertime! And thanks for explaining what the heck those country style ribs are anyway! BTW, love the pretty new pic of you… the blog looks better and better all the time! You go girl!
    .-= averagebetty´s last blog ..Foodstarstruck: Vegas Uncork’d =-.

  9. MeatHub Inc. — October 6, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    The ribs AND the sauce look amazing! Good thing I have a fifth of Jack with me now…. 🙂

  10. Devin — July 25, 2013 @ 5:35 pm

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  11. fmed — March 2, 2014 @ 7:40 am

    Thank you for feedback

    It will be helpful.

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