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Country-Style Ribs with Zesty BBQ Sauce

Country-Style Ribs with Zesty BBQ Sauce
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Get ready for lots of lip smackin' goodness! These country-style pork ribs are covered in a homemade bbq sauce that features a delicious secret ingredient (it adds a little zing!). Make these Country-Style Ribs with Zesty BBQ Sauce for your next backyard bash or get-together and get ready for lots of compliments!

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 1/2 to 4 pounds country-style pork ribs
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish (see Notes)
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 strips bacon, crispy cooked and crumbled

What to Do

  1. In a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot; brown ribs on all sides 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk ketchup, water, horseradish, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, brown sugar, and bacon until combined.
  3. Pour sauce over ribs, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 50 to 55 minutes or until fork-tender.


  • If you want a little smoky flavor, finish these off on the grill.
  • We tested this recipe using Silver Spring® Prepared Horseradish. For more great recipes using Silver Spring Horseradish, visit

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Not a fan of Horseradish. Can you make this without the horseradish or replace with something else?

Hi there! Yes, you can make this without the horseradish or replace it with your favorite hot sauce if you want a little kick. Enjoy!

After browning the ribs on top of the stove, can you put the sauce on and then finish cooking them in the oven? Thanks!

Yes, you can brown the ribs on the stove and finish cooking them in the oven. However, it will take a little longer this way. We recommend covering them with aluminum foil and cooking them in a 325-degree oven for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until fork tender. Enjoy!


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