Smoked Country Style Ribs with Texas Rub

Cook Time

240 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

30 mins


4 - 6


2 tbsp, Crushed Black Pepper

1 tbsp cup Brown Sugar

1 tsp Cayenne Pepper

2 tbsp Chili Powder

8 Country Style Pork Ribs

2 tbsp Garlic Powder

2 tsp Ginger, Ground

2 tbsp Kosher Salt

2 tbsp Onion Powder

1 tbsp Paprika

Spicy Brown (Dijon) Mustard

Recipe Highlights

This Smoked Country Style Ribs recipe uses a Sweet Heat Texas Rib Rub that is excellent for pork. Use them on any smoked pork recipe and you’ll be in hog heaven courtesy of East Texas.

What are Country Style Ribs?

We’re not sure how Country Style Ribs got their name but we love anything with the word Country in it so we will accept it. If you weren’t aware, Country Style Pork Ribs aren’t exactly ribs at all. They are deboned and sliced up strips of pork butt, which is part of the shoulder muscle of the pig. At any rate, they are delicious and easy to find at your local grocery store. They are also simple to smoke on your Country Smoker.

Texas Rib Rub

In Texas, sauce is usually served on the side and generally not encouraged overall. The reason is that the natural meat flavors should stand out and not be buried by the sauce. Any rub should complement the meat you’re using and enhance the meat, but not overpower it.

Cooking Instructions

  1. For the Texas Rib Rub, put all the seasonings in a large, empty spice bottle and mix well.
  2. Spread the spicy brown mustard all over the country style ribs. Using the spice bottle, sprinkle the rub onto the ribs until they are all evenly coated. Lightly pat the seasoning into the ribs. Place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. When ready to cook, start up your Country Smokers Pellet Grill on SMOKE mode and let it run for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the smoker up to 225°F, place the country style ribs on the grates, and close the lid.
  5. Remove the ribs from the grill once they reach about 185°F internal temperature, which at 225°F should take about 4 hours or so.

Special Tools

  • Basting Brush
  • Spice Bottle

Country Smoker's Tip

The sweet and spice of this Texas Rib Rub pairs well with a black pilsner, also know as Schwarzbiers.


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