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5 from 3 votes

Smoked Country Style Ribs

These Smoked Country Style Ribs are the perfect Sunday dinner when you're looking for something delicious and comforting to feed your family. The melt-in-your-mouth, rich pork ribs will knock your socks off with big smoky flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Resting Time15 mins
Total Time7 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Country Style Ribs
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 361kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)



  • Preheat the smoker. Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F with your favorite hardwood. I recommend apple, cherry, or oak for this recipe.
  • Prep the country style ribs. Remove the pork ribs from the packaging and wipe down with a paper towel to remove any bone fragments from the cutting process. Drizzle the ribs with the olive oil and season on all sides with Sweet Rub, or your favorite BBQ seasoning.
  • Smoke the ribs. Place the seasoned ribs directly on the grill grates, close the lid, and smoke for approximately 4 hours or until the ribs reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F and the ribs have a rich mahogany color.
  • Prepare the braising liquid. Spread the sliced onions in a single layer into the bottom of a disposable aluminum pan or a 12 inch cast iron skillet. Top the onions with the smoked country style ribs and drizzle the top with the BBQ sauce and apple juice. Cover tightly with foil and return to the smoker.
  • Finish smoking the ribs. Close the lid and continue cooking at 250 for another 2-3 hours, or until the ribs reach an internal temperature of at least 200 degrees F and are tender enough to shred with a fork.
  • Rest and serve. Remove the pork ribs from the smoker and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving. I recommend serving with rice or mashed potatoes and spooning the rich braising liquid over the finished ribs.


Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 571mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 3mg