These boneless country-style ribs are so delicious and flavorful. You’ll be amazed at how just using a hearty cut of pork and a tangy but sweet Asian-inspired sauce can create an easy dinner that the whole family will love. This recipe is low in carbs and gluten-free.
What Are Country Style Ribs?
You may have seen meat labeled as country-style ribs in the pork section of your local butcher or grocery store and wondered what they were. I know that was my thoughts back before I began cooking with them.
I mean I was mostly familiar with baby back or spare ribs so seeing these larger and meatier pieces labeled ribs, was a bit confusing at first. But boy am I glad I took a chance on them all those years ago.
Country Style Ribs are so meaty and filling, they will definitely be a hit if you have some big meat eaters in your family as I do. Let’s talk a little bit more about what country-style ribs are shall we?
Country Style Ribs are cut from the area near the front of the pig, by the shoulder. They have more meat than bone and generally need to be cooked low and slow for best results.
In most grocery stores you’ll be able to find these ribs with the bone in and some that are boneless. The meat is a tougher cute than a pork chop but it has a great fat content and can be cooked many different ways.
If you cook them correctly they are tender, flavorful, and the meat will fall off the bones (if your’s has bones). They work great in the Instant Pot as well. In fact, I have a recipe for just that so check out my Instant Pot Country Ribs next.
I like to use country-style pork ribs for this recipe but you can use bone-in pork chops. If you don’t eat pork try beef ribs or chicken. For my family of three, I start with 2-3 lbs of boneless country ribs. This makes plenty for our dinner with nice leftovers for our lunches the next couple of days.
If you have a larger family this recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Some nights I make a double batch and freeze one part for another night.
To do that just add your uncooked protein and all the other ingredients to a large freezer bag. Make sure the meat is all covered in the marinade by massaging it around.
Can You Make Seasame Ginger Boneless Ribs in the Instant Pot?
You can totally use the Instant Pot for this recipe, although I recommend placing them under the broiler after they have cooked to let them caramelize some.
To begin the cooking process on your Country-Style Ribs you will simply add the oil to the bottom of your Instant Pot and turn it onto the Saute function. This step will sear the meat a little and lock in those juices but if you are on a time crunch you can skip this step.
Place a few pieces of the seasoned meat into the bottom of the hot pot and brown it on all sides. Do this in batches so you can avoid overcrowding the meat. Once all of the ribs have been nicely browned you’ll drain any excess grease from your pot and add all the browned meat back into the pot.
Next, add in 1 cup of cooking liquid and place the lid on the Instant Pot.
The cook time will depend on the type of rib you purchased. If you have the larger bone-in-country-style ribs, then you can cook them on high for 20 minutes.
After the cooking time has ended let your pressure naturally release to allow the meat to finish tenderizing for at least 10 minutes or longer. This really helps tenderize the meat.
If you choose to cook the smaller boneless ribs then you’re cooking time would be between 10 to 12 minutes with that same 10 minutes natural steam release to keep them tender.
I like to add a bit more of the sauce and place it under the broiler of your oven for a little to caramelize the sauce and give it some nice crispy bits that are so flavorful.
Tips for Making or Freezing These Sesame Ginger Boneless Ribs:
- If your ribs do not brown up nicely in the oven then simply use the broiler for a few minutes until you see the caramelization. Note: The ribs will not caramelize if using the crockpot.
- If you are sensitive to salt or prefer to use less of the liquid aminos, then please take the liberty to adjust the amounts to your liking. This is an adaptable recipe.
- For the Freezer Meal Option: Place your pork into a large freezer bag. Mix together your marinade in a bowl and then pour it into the bag over the meat. Seal the bag with as little air inside as possible and toss the meat around in marinade so it is all covered. Then freeze.
- Cooking from the freezer: I suggest thawing in the fridge the day before cooking and then placing the meal into a baking dish. Bake the meal at 375 for about 40 minutes. If you want to add a little color you can broil them for the last 2-3 minutes of cooing.
- You can also cook this dish in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for about 6 hours. My family prefers the oven method but the slow cooker is great for hands-off cooking.
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A flavorful Asian Inspired recipe for country style pork ribs. These ribs are delicious and will be family pleaser.
- 2 lbs. of country style ribs
- 1/2 cup Coconut Amino or Braggs
- 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 Tbsps. Sesame Oil
- 1 1/2 Tbsp. Sesame Seeds
- 1/2 Tbsp. of toasted sesame seeds for garnish before serving
- 2 Tbsp. Liquid Ginger (or 1 tsp dry spice)
- 2 Tbsp. Low Carb "Brown Sugar" (your favorite brand)
- 2 cloves chopped or grated garlic
- 2-3 green onions, chopped, for garnish or topping
- Place the country style ribs into a large bowl or a plastic bag.
- Mix together all the other ingredients in a bowl. Taste as you go with this mixture and adjust the taste to your liking.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the ribs and make sure they are all coated before placing them in the fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes. The longer they chill out in the mixture the better they will be.
- Once the ribs have marinated remove them from the container and place them on a long baking sheet or dish. Reserve the liquid.
- Place them into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake them for 20 minutes.
- As the ribs bake pour the reserved marinade into a smalls sauce pan and bring it slowly to a boil over medium low heat. It is important to boil the sauce for at least 5 minutes to cook it thoroughly.
- After the ribs have cooked for 20 minutes slowly drizzle some of the cooked sauce over the top of the ribs and bake for another 15-20 minutes.
- Note: Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to be consumed safely.
- Before serving you can sprinkle the dish with some toasted sesame seeds and more chopped green onions if you want.
Serving Size6 ounces of meat
Amount Per ServingCalories 361Total Fat 25gCarbohydrates 3gNet Carbohydrates 2.7gFiber .3gSugar 0gProtein 22g
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