Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer

This Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer recipe is made in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal. The ribs are cooked until tender and then brushed with a delicious BBQ sauce. Serve them with your favorite sides for a delicious dinner everyone will love.

Looking for a delicious and easy way to cook ribs? Try this country style rib recipe in your air fryer! These ribs are gluten free and cooked to perfection in just 40 minutes.

This recipe is a new spin on a classic dish, and by cooking them in the air fryer, you can enjoy a healthier version of this delicious favorite without sacrificing any of the flavor!

Ribs can be a very heavy meal. If you have ever tried making your own country style ribs at home, then you know that it is often a messy and time-consuming endeavor.

However, if you enjoy this American classic and want to make a healthier and quicker version of homemade barbecue ribs, then you’ll definitely want to try out these Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer.

The secret to cooking these country style ribs is using the air fryer. What better way to make this dish than with an appliance specifically designed for frying food while using less oil!

Air Fried Country Style Ribs are Easy to Make

Plus, you will need very minimal prep time to get your ribs ready to cook in your air fryer, so this is the perfect hearty meal to make when you’re in a rush after a busy day.

Country style ribs are a classic dish that traditionally takes hours to make. This air fryer recipe combines the flavor of country style ribs with the speed and convenience of an air fryer for an easy, healthy meal you can whip up in no time at all!

If you’re used to making this dish on the grill or oven, then this might be your new favorite way to cook them! I never thought I could enjoy country style ribs without an hour of babysitting them, but I have been pleasantly surprised!

The best part about these tasty morsels is how easy they are to make! Season them, place them in the basket (you can line it with foil for easier cleanup), set your air fryer temperature and timer, and leave them alone.

Once you try this recipe out, I’m sure it will become one of your go-to recipes when deciding what to cook for dinner. It’s so easy and tastes delicious. So what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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Why You’ll Love These Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer 

  • Incredibly easy and quick
  • Hearty and flavorful
  • Slightly spicy but not overpowering
  • Kid-friendly
  • Finger-licking good

Equipment Needed To Make Air Fried Country Style Ribs

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Ingredients For Your Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer 

close up view of juicy air fried country style ribs

How To Make Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer

Step 1: Preparing Your Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer 

  • First, preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, use paper towels to pat the ribs dry.
  • After that, sprinkle both sides of the ribs with the dry rub and pat it on the ribs with clean hands.
  • Following that, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil to seal the moisture in.

Step 2: Cooking Your Air Fryer Country Style Ribs

  • Once they are done, flip them over and cook for an additional 20 minutes or more until they are cooked the way you prefer.
  • Finally, brush the cooked ribs with the BBQ sauce, and air fry them again for an additional 1-2 minutes to lock in the flavors.

Step 3: Serving Your Air Fried Country Style Ribs

  • Spread on some more barbecue sauce if you prefer, or you can use some extra for dipping sauce.
  • You get to eat these ribs with your hands. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy!
air fried country style ribs on a white plate

Sides to Serve With Air Fried Ribs

Desserts to Serve With Air Fryer Ribs

  • Apple Crisp
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Apple Pie
  • Chocolate Cake

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you would like to try some different flavor profiles with your Country Style Ribs, you can try the following substitutions:

  • Boneless pork ribs (you may just need to cook them a bit longer)
  • Different flavors of BBQ sauce such as a spicy habanero, Jamaican jerk, etc.
  • Various flavors of dry rub. Experiment to find your favorite!
close up image of very moist air fried country style ribs

How To Reheat & Store Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer 

If you want to store and reheat your leftover Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer, you have a few great options!

Best Way To Store Leftover Air Fried BBQ Ribs

You will want to make sure to keep your leftover ribs in an airtight container, ziplock bag with the air removed, or even a vacuum-sealed bag.

This will ensure the excess moisture does not seep out while storing your ribs so that they don’t dry out.

How Long Will Country Style Ribs Last In the Fridge?

You can store your leftover ribs for up to 4 days in your refrigerator. Just make sure that they are sealed in an airtight container to lock in the freshness.

Can I Freeze Air Fried Country Style Ribs?

Yes, you can! Store your sealed or tightly wrapped ribs in your freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Air Fryer Ribs

You can easily reheat your ribs to taste as fresh and delicious, and the first day you cook them by reheating them in your oven.

Just wrap your ribs in aluminum foil and place them in your oven at 330 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Once the ribs are done cooking, make sure that they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

If they have not yet reached the proper temperature, rewrap them, place them back in the oven, and check them again every 5 minutes.

cooked and plated country style ribs in air fryer recipe

Air Fryer Country Style Ribs FAQs

Do Ribs Get Tender in The Air Fryer?

Yes, they do! A great benefit of cooking ribs in the air fryer is that they cook fast and effortlessly. As a result, the ribs will end up incredibly tender with just a little bit of tug without falling completely off the bone.

What Temperature Do You Cook Country Style Ribs?

For this Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer recipe, you will cook your ribs at 360 degrees F in your air fryer. Check out the recipe card below!

Are Country Style Ribs Tough?

No, they should not be! If you follow this air fryer recipe for country style ribs, your ribs will end up tender and juicy and incredibly tasty!

Why Are My Country Style Ribs Tough?

If you end up with tough ribs rather than tender, you may not have cooked them long enough.
Ribs can end up with a tough texture if you try to cook them too quickly at a very high temperature. Make sure to only cook them for 20 minutes on each side in your air fryer at 360 degrees F to prevent them from being too tough to eat.

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Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer

This Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer recipe is made in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal. Serve them with your favorite sides!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, dairy free, easy, pork
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 275kcal
Author: Jessica

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 2 lb country style ribs bone-in
  • 2 tbsp gluten free pork dry rub
  • Gluten free BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • First, preheat your air fryer to 360 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Next, use paper towels to pat the ribs dry.
  • After that, sprinkle both sides of the ribs with the dry rub and pat in on the ribs with clean hands.
  • Following that, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil in order to seal in the moisture.
  • Cook the ribs for 20 minutes.
  • Once they are done, flip them over and cook for an additional 20 minutes or more until they are cooked the way you prefer.
  • Finally, brush the cooked ribs with the BBQ sauce and air fry them again for an additional 1-2 minutes to lock in the flavors.
  • Serve the ribs with your favorite sides and enjoy!

Notes

Dairy Free Sub: this recipe contains no dairy ingredients!
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    This Country Style Ribs in The Air Fryer recipe is made in the air fryer for a quick and easy meal. The ribs are cooked until tender and then brushed with a delicious BBQ sauce. Serve them with your favorite sides for a delicious dinner everyone will love.

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