These country style ribs are fall apart delicious. Finish them up on the grill or in the oven and best with mashed potatoes and your favorite vegetable.
The next day leftovers are wonderful warmed and made into a sandwich or you may add a little barbecue sauce and reheat them in the oven. Comfort food at its best.
This recipe is the way my Mom makes them and they come out perfect every time. You may finish them up on the grill instead of the oven if you want.
2-3 lbs country style pork ribs
your favorite barbecue sauce
Bring the ribs out of the refrigerator and place in a dutch oven and fill with water. Bring to a low boil, cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until meat starts to fall apart when tested with a fork. If the ribs are frozen, it will take approximately 30 minutes longer.
PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees and spray a baking sheet or 9x13 inch pan with oil.
Drain water from ribs and pour in 1/4 cup cooking water on sprayed baking sheet or 9x13 pan so they don't dry out. Pick out the bones if there are any and discard.
Pour barbecue sauce over the ribs and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. They are ready to serve.
Side Dish Ideas:
Sometimes I add a teaspoon of fennel seed and thyme to the cooking water. Other times I will sprinkle the cooked ribs with a little cayenne pepper, garlic and onion powder before pouring barbecue sauce over them. Just depends on my mood.