These meaty beer braised pork ribs have so much flavor and are fall off the bone tender! This recipe uses boneless pork ribs (country style pork ribs) which makes it an affordable main course! 

I am deep in the awesomeness that is fall right now. The leaves are changing here, and it’s gorgeous. We took a trip to the pumpkin patch yesterday morning, followed by a LONG family nap, and dinner. Last night after our son went to bed, we put a firepit up in the backyard.

Beer Braised Pork Ribs - Country Ribs - Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

I wore my husband’s gigantic sweatpants and sweatshirt and happily drank my wine. I grabbed my notebook where I jot down recipe ideas and dreamed up some comfort food recipes to try, ideally ones that the whole family would enjoy! First on the list a tender ribs recipe; Beer Braised Pork Ribs! 

I realize that in many parts of the country, it’s still hot. I also realize that some of you are already getting snowed on, and I am so sorry for that! But I’m reveling in this perfect Midwestern fall and all that comes with it, including savory, hearty foods.

Mustard Beer Braised Pork Ribs (Country Style Ribs - Country Pork Ribs)

I LIVE for this type of comforting, great recipe. Cooking like this rib recipe just comes naturally to me. I was raised on meat and potatoes!

What are Boneless Country-Style Pork Ribs?

Boneless Pork Ribs, often referred to as country ribs, are cut from the blade-end of the pork shoulder. They have good marbling and a ton of flavor, and since they are boneless, you are just paying for meat, no bones! They often affordable, to boot.

Beer Braised Pork Ribs - Country Ribs - Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

The Secret to Tender Meat

So, what do I mean when I saw these boneless country style ribs are perfect for braising? This cut of pork is not a super high-quality cut of meat AND they aren’t usually cut to a consistent width or length.

Braising your protein in liquids over a low temperature is such a forgiving way to cook protein; this slow cooking process is the best way to get tender rib meat! It’s also a pretty easy recipe and very hands-off!

Braising forgiving and will render these ribs SO tender, you’ll only need a fork to eat them! I braise a lot of cuts and have learned a few tips and tricks along the way. 

Mustard Beer Braised Pork Ribs (Country Style Ribs - Country Pork Ribs)

Tips for Perfect Beer Braised Pork Ribs 

Next, add a variety of liquids to make the braising liquid. Stock or broth works, but you’ll also want to add some flavor boosters like a good mustard, wine, beer or even jam/honey.

Finally, make sure that the country ribs aren’t 100% submerged. Just the tips of the meat should be sticking out of the top of the liquid. 

Serving Suggestions:

Serve these braised ribs warm, over the top of spaetzle or mashed potatoes.

I love to serve a hearty vegetable with this dish, as well. Try my Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Balsamic Vinegar or these beautiful Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Lemon-Thyme Butter!

Storing Leftovers:

Store these braised pork ribs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Beer Braised Pork Ribs - Country Ribs - Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe
Beer Braised Pork Ribs - Country Ribs - Boneless Pork Ribs Recipe

Mustard and Beer Braised Pork Ribs

Yield: Serves 5-6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

These meaty braised country-style pork ribs have so much savory flavor and are fall off the bone tender!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2-2.5 pounds boneless country-style ribs
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion (white or yellow)
  • ½ cup diced carrot

For the braising liquid:

  • 12 ounces light beer
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

For the dry rub:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon chili powder


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, make dry rub by mixing ingredients together.
  3. In a Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed pot, add oil. Heat on medium high heat.
  4. Pat pork ribs dry with paper towel, then rub the entire surface area of the ribs with the dry rub: onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, black pepper, salt, chili powder.
  5. Place ribs in hot oil in Dutch oven, allow to sear in oil for about 3 minutes each side. Do not move them around once they're placed, allow them to sear in the same spot for the 3-4 minutes, THEN they should turn easily. Turn when the meat starts to render golden brown.
  6. Remove ribs from Dutch oven and place on a plate to rest.
  7. Add celery, onion, and carrot to the same pot. Sauté for about 5 minutes, until slightly softened and browned. Stir frequently, scraping up any bits of pork or oil stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Return the pork ribs to the pot, then add the braising liquid ingredients: beer, chicken stock, tomatoes, whole grain mustard and Worcestershire sauce to the pot. Stir gently to combine.
  9. Place pot in oven, covered, and bake for 3 hours on middle rack.
  10. Remove from oven, and check pork for doneness. The pork ribs should be fork tender and pull apart easily.
  11. If desired, reduce braising liquid on the stovetop to make a gravy.
  12. Serve warm.


Pork should be fork tender and shred easily when done. The liquid left in the pan can be reduced or thickened and used as a gravy. It's delicious!

Yes, you can make this in a crock pot! Sear the ribs and vegetables, then transfer to your slow cooker and cook for up to 8 hours on low heat and 3-4 hours on high heat.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 993Total Fat 65gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 39gCholesterol 327mgSodium 584mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 92g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app, and may be incorrect.

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