Oh, country-style short ribs. You underrated, yet delicious, cut of porky goodness. Often found in the bargain section of our local supermarket butcher, we can't help but grab a package almost every time we walk by. They are typically an inexpensive cut because of their higher fat content and random scattering of bones (you can buy boneless for a little more per lb). Lucky for us, we've got a Traeger and a super simple recipe that can turn these humble ribs into a meal that will not only satisfy, but leave you hankering for more.
Smoky BBQ Country Style Short Ribs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3-4 hours
Recommended Pellets: Hickory, Apple, Cherry
2 lbs country style pork ribs
1 small sweet vidalia onion, sliced
2 cups Traeger Regular BBQ Sauce
Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
Liberally season the ribs with the Pork & Poultry Rub.
Start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open for 4-5 minutes to establish the fire. Place the seasoned ribs directly on the grill grate, close the lid, and smoke for 1 hour.
Turn the temperature setting on the grill to 275 degrees. Dump half of the sliced onions into the bottom of a large Dutch oven. Remove the ribs from the grill and layer on top of the onions in the Dutch oven. Top with the remaining onions and barbecue sauce.
Cover and return to the grill.
Bake, covered, for 2-3 additional hours or until the ribs shred easily with a fork and the onions are tender. Serve immediately with your favorite BBQ sides.
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