St Louis Country Style Ribs


Usually when I make country style ribs I make them in the slow cooker. I use an Asian style  sauce and cut it with some water so it doesn’t burn.  To be honest, I think the hubster is getting a bit tired of that. So, on my day off, I made them in the oven.

These smelled so good while they were cooking in the oven. I was puttering around, taking pictures for the blog, washing dishes and smelling this was soexcruciating, I could hardly stand it.

I have never had a St Louis sauce before, this one is fantastic. Generally when I have ribs, I use my ketchup based barbecue sauce or a store bought brand.  So when I noticed the recipe had tomatoes, I was a bit skeptical. One taste however and all skepticism went out the window! This was such a flavorful recipe anyone can make. This is a do again recipe for sure.

The hubster loved it, even though he is not a ribs fan like I am. Don’t get me wrong he likes ribs, just not as much as I do.

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St Louis Country Style Ribs


4 slices bacon chopped

1 tablespoon chipolte chili powder

4 cloves garlic minced

1 small onion chopped

1 can (28 oz) diced San Marzano tomatoes

1/2 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons dark molasses

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1/2 tablespoon black pepper

6-8 country-style ribs (about 4 lbs)

3 tablespoons canola oil


Heat oven to 350 degrees

Heat bacon in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Cook stirring until the fat is rendered about 8 minutes. Add chili pepper, garlic, and onion, cook stirring until soft about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, sugar, molasses, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper, bring to a boil. cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat allow to cool slightly before adding to food processor. Blend in batches if necessary.

In a 12 inch skillet, Season ribs with salt and pepper. Cook on medium high until ribs are brown on both sides. Working in batches cook about 8 minutes.

Transfer ribs to a 9 x 13 baling dish and pour the sauce over the ribs. Bake ribs for about an hour.

Peace be with you,