How Long Should You Bake Country-Style Pork Ribs?
Country-style pork ribs should be baked in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven for between 60 and 75 minutes, or until the meat is tender. The cooking time varies based on the number of ribs in the pan and the thickness of the ribs.
For health reasons, most cuts of pork are cooked until the internal temperature reaches between 145 and 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer. The proper temperature is based on the specific cut of meat. Due to the size of both spare ribs and country-style ribs, these cuts are not checked with a meat thermometer. However, the meat should be tender at the end of the cooking process and can be served immediately or covered in a sauce.
A popular way of serving country-style ribs is for them to be covered in a barbecue sauce. When the ribs have finished cooking, they are removed from the oven, and any fat is drained from the pan. The cook can then cover the ribs with either homemade or bottled barbecue sauce. The ribs are returned to the oven for between 15 and 30 minutes to allow the sauce to bake into the ribs. The ribs should be served immediately.