Recipe: Country Style Pork Ribs

Recipe: Country Style Pork Ribs

One of my favorite things to smoke are ribs. However, sometimes you just don’t want to deal with those pesky bones. The solution? Country style ribs! These aren’t really ribs but instead are made by slicing pork steaks (from the shoulder or butt) into rib-sized pieces and then smoking them, allowing you to get all of the rib goodness in one meaty chunk.

Country Style Smoked Ribs

Easy to make and fun to eat, these ribs give you all of the meat and none of the bone. That sounds dirty.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 Smoker


  • 1/4 cup Favorite rib rub
  • 1/2 cup Yellow Mustard
  • 2 1/4 pounds Country Style Ribs
  • 1/2 cup Your favorite BBQ Sauce


  • Preheat your smoker to 225° and add some hickory or mesquite wood.
  • Brush the ribs in the yellow mustard.
  • Apply the rub liberally to the ribs. (You can do this a few hours before or even overnight if you like.)
  • Place ribs in the smoker and cook for 3-4 hours until the internal temperature of the ribs is 195°. If the ribs are on the leaner side and don't have a lot of fat, cook them until 165° so they don't dry out. During the last 30 minutes you can sauce the ribs if you like or just leave them with the rub. They are great either way.
  • Serve and enjoy.
Keyword bbq, smoked meat