If you are looking for a fast, flavorful and hearty meal for a quick weeknight dinner then this Weber Grilled Country Style Ribs recipe will be perfect for you!
The ribs get a simple, no fuss seasoning and can be grilled in a little over 30 minutes. The final ribs will be tender, juicy and have a slightly pink center.
Let’s get started!
Prepare the Country Style Ribs for the Grill
Country style ribs are made by running a pork butt through a band saw. The process of cutting through the shoulder bone will sometimes leave bone dust or chips on the meat so I like to wipe the ribs down with a damp paper towel to clean them up.
For the seasoning we are going to go really simple. This is a quick weeknight dinner and we do not have time to mess around with brines or marinades.
Also, since we are going to be grilling over direct heat we do not want to use and seasonings that are likely to burn or scorch and turn bitter.
I like to go with a simple mix of Morton’s seasoned salt and black pepper. After the meat is seasoned let it sit at room temperature while you fire up the grill.
Grill the Country Style Ribs Over Medium Heat
Turn the burners on your Weber gas grill to “Medium” and let the grill pre-heat for 15 minutes. I was cooking on my Weber Traveler and the temperature gauge was reading about 350F.
Country Style Ribs and Pork Steaks are cut from the same piece of the hog but the “rib” cut is thicker than the “steak” cut. So while it only takes about 15-20 minutes to grill pork steaks it will take about 35 minutes to grill these “ribs”.
Place the seasoned country style ribs onto the cooking grate and close the lid.
Every five minutes you will need top open the lid and use a pair of tongs to turn the ribs over. You will be getting some smoke from the dripping pork fat hitting the burner tubes but since you are cooking with medium heat you shouldn’t have any real flare up issues.
After 30 minutes the ribs will start looking great and smelling amazing.
When the ribs reach an internal temperature of 140F (at about the 30 minute mark) you can apply a light coating of your favorite barbecue sauce.
After the ribs have been sauced closed the lid and let them cook for another five minutes until an internal temperature of 145F is reached at which point the ribs are done!
You will need to pay attention to each piece of meat while it is cooking. Usually the ribs are cut to uneven thicknesses so the thin ones will finish cooking sooner than the thick ones.
Remove the ribs from the grill and serve with potato salad, Cole slaw and baked beans for an easy weeknight barbecue feast!
If you have more time on your hands and want to try out a completely different take on this cut then check out this recipe for Smoked Country Style Ribs on a Pellet Grill.
Weber Grill Country Style Ribs
- 3 lbs Country Style Pork Ribs
- 2 tbsp Morton Seasoned Salt
- 2 tbsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce
- Season the country style ribs with the seasoned salt and pepper.
- Allow the seasoned meat to sit at room temperature while the grill pre-heats.
- Turn the dial on your Weber gas grill to Medium and let the grill pre-heat for 15 minutes.
- Place the ribs on the grill and close the lid.
- Flip the ribs every five minute for 30 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 140F.
- Coat the ribs with barbecue sauce and grill for another five minutes until the internal temperature reaches 145F.
- Remove the ribs from the grill and serve with sides of choice.