Country Style Ribs w/ Blue and Bourbon Gravy

Country style pork ribs served with a creamy blue cheese and bourbon gravy.

Country style pork ribs and one of the most down home things you can make. They actually come from the blade end of the loin closest to the shoulder. They contain part of the shoulder blade but for familiarities sake it often referred to as a rib. For me personally I prefer country style over your traditional cut of pork chop. The main reason being they have great marbling without that usual layer of fat that will curl a porkchop. Which results in an inconsistent uneven porkchop. Also, I find country style is way more evenly sliced then I can generally find for your traditional loin porkchop. For this recipe I decided to do my go-to steak topping plus or minus a few things. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE BEST COUNTRY STYLE RIBS:

sear the pork: searing the pork ahead of time does a few things. it locks in the juices and it the base for your awesome sauce

control the heat: sometimes when you’re searing the temperature has a way of getting away from you. Its important to control the heat here because you’ll be making your sauce from the drippings in the pan. if you burned the oil you’re pan frying in it may result in a bitter sauce. if you did burn your oil while searing the meat its best to discard oil completely after that step.

drain your oil: this might seem like a no brainer, but we’ve all been there. when you underestimate how much oil is actually in the pan and you have to add a ton of flour to rectify the situation. for this recipe there is no roux. so the littlest amount of oil will do. just don’t let all the tasty bits from the bottom go when you drain it!

know your cut: as mentioned above, the country style short ribs are a cut form the shoulder not the loin. so if you can’t find country style ribs it’s fine to use this recipe with regular chops. just you may want to skip the finishing them in the oven part.

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. PORKCHOPS WITH A WHISKEY RED ONION GRAVY
  2. BREAKFAST FRIED PORKCHOPS
  3. COUNTRY STYLE PORK RIBS

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. CHEESY JARLSBERG MASHED POTATOES
  2. HAM AND CHEESE SWEET POTATOES
  3. ROASTED GARLIC AND CALABRIAN CHILI FINGERLING POTATOES
  4. FRIED GREEN TOMATO RINGS WITH A HORSERADISH SAUCE

INREDIENTS

  • 2-3 lb. Country Style Short Ribs
  • Dried Sage
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 Medium Onion, small dice
  • 1 Habanero, whole
  • 2 Shots of Whiskey
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1lb Button Mushrooms, halved
  • 2 Tb blue cheese, fresh
  • 1c Beef or Veg Stock
  • 2c Half and Half
  • 1Tb parsley, chopped
  • 3 Green Onions, sliced
  • 2-3c Canola OIl , for cooking.

DIRECTIONS

  • SEASON: To season ribs coat generously with salt, pepper, sage, and garlic powder Let sit for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • SEAR : In a cast iron pan add in enough oil to reach 1/4 to half way to ribs. Heat to medium high heat. Sear pork on both sides to become golden brown. Place on baking rake and preheat oven to 375. Repeat with all the ribs.
  • ROAST: Roast pork at 375 for 45 minutes.
  • MAKE SAUCE: Start off your sauce deglaze your pan with whiskey then lower the heat and add in the onions. Once the onions have picked up all the bits at the bottom add in mushrooms.
  • SIMMER: Remove mushrooms, and set to the side. Add garlic in the pan with the onions and add in stock and also half and half. Let simmer till it starts to slightly thicken. Once it starts to thicken add in blue cheese and season with salt, pepper, garlic powder and sage.
  • SERVE: Once ribs are cooked top with gravy, add mushrooms to the top and garnish with fresh green onions and parsley. ENJOY!

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