Country Style BBQ Ribs

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These BBQ Country Style Ribs are not only gluten free, tender, and delicious, but they are easy, low carb, and can be made in the oven or on the grill!


My parents make these country style ribs at most of the important events that they host. They are tender, flavorful, and everybody always loves them!

Awhile back we were having some out-of-town guests so I asked my dad for his recipe and he said, “I just boil them until they are tender and then put them on the grill.” So I boiled them for about 2 hours. Later, when my dad got to our house and was helping grill, he informed me that I boiled them way too long because they were falling apart and going through the slots on the grill – oops! But even though I boiled them too long they were still SO YUMMY and people were asking for the recipe πŸ™‚

When I initially heard the recipe I was a bit surprised that the ribs were boiled, as I thought that boiling meat makes it less flavorful. While I’m not sure if that’s true or not, it’s definitely not true with these ribs! I’ve eaten and made these many times they are always perfect πŸ™‚

The only thing I’ve changed from the original recipe is that I add some seasonings to the water while it’s boiling. Β I also added a way to bake these in the oven after boiling instead of grilling – because if my husband isn’t around to fire up the grill, I’d much rather use the oven πŸ™‚ Enjoy!

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*These ribs go great with myΒ Sweet Poppyseed Coleslaw!

Country Style BBQ Ribs

These BBQ Country Style Ribs are not only gluten free, tender, and delicious, but they are easy, low carb, and can be made in the oven or on the grill!
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Course: gluten free, keto, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: country stryle bbq ribs, country style ribs recipe, gluten free ribs, keto country style ribs, keto ribs, low carb country style ribs, ribs on grill
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Cassidy

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  • 2 1/2 Lb. Country Style Pork Ribs these are thick cut, individual ribs that are usually boneless
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. Salt
  • 1 C Barbecue Sauce + More To Taste use Tessemae's BBQ sauce for low carb
  • 1/4 C Ghee or Non-Dairy Butter optional


  • Place ribs in a very large pot. Cover ribs with water and stir in the garlic powder, black pepper, and salt.
  • Bring ribs to a boil, and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, or until tender, uncovered.

To Grill:

  • Melt butter (if using, my dad always adds butter!) and stir into the cup of BBQ sauce.
  • Grill over high heat, continually basting with the butter and BBQ sauce mixture until done.

To Bake:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Place ribs in a large casserole dish and stir in the barbecue sauce and non-dairy butter if using, making sure all the ribs are well covered.
  • Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  • Remove cover and bake an additional 30 minutes.
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Nutritional Information uses Tessemae's Organic BBQ Sauce
Nutrition Facts
Country Style BBQ Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 190mg 63%
Sodium 1290mg 54%
Potassium 757mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutritional information is approximate and may vary.

this post is part of Fat Tuesday,Β  Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays, and Gluten Free & DIY TuesdayΒ 


Posted July 28, 2014 by Cassidy in Egg Free, Keto, Nut Free, Paleo, Whats For Dinner? / 7 Comments


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7 responses to “Country Style BBQ Ribs

  1. These look so amazing, Cassidy! I love good Country Style Ribs. I’ve broiled mine before grilling, but never boiled them before. Will try for sure. Thanks for sharing on Gluten-Free Wednesdays with us all! Btw, I shared on FB and folks won’t to know the details on your slaw. Fell free to leave a comment on the post there if you’d like. πŸ™‚


    • Thank so much Shirley! I would love to leave a comment on your FB page, but since I don’t have a personal account, FB won’t let me comment on other people’s pages πŸ™ I would like to change it, but haven’t figured it out yet.

      Thanks again!!!

  2. Janet

    I boil my boneless chicken breasts and thighs as well as my ribs. They always get rave reviews. Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

  3. Celeste Reed-Smith

    Who knew that boiling ribs would make them more tender? Great idea. I would think it would work for chicken as well. The chicken here in Belize tends to be very tough even when I slow cook it in a crock pot. Im going to try it. Thanks for sharing!


    • Thanks Celeste – let me know how the boiled chicken tastes! The only time I’ve boiled chicken is when I’m making shredded chicken for another recipe πŸ™‚


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