Air Fryer Country Style Ribs are one of my new favorite ways to make ribs! Skip the oven and the grill with this quick and easy recipe that works perfectly every time.
I love to use my air fryer, especially in the summer months.
We typically love to grill out ribs, but with the heat index over 100, no one wants to be outside working over a grill that's throwing off even MORE heat.
Not only that but who wants to turn the oven on in that heat? Not me!
Enter my favorite household appliance, the Air Fryer! It makes this ribs recipe perfect every single time we make it.
If you're looking for an awesome summertime recipe that doesn't require too much time, attention, or heat - we've got you covered!
This is a family favorite and easy air fryer recipe you'll want to make over and over.
- 10 country style ribs
- favorite bbq sauce
- ground black pepper
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika
Country Style Ribs in the Air Fryer
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray such as olive oil or avocado oil.
- Rinse and pat the ribs until dry. Add all of the seasonings to small bowl and mix well. Rub the seasonings onto the ribs.
- Place the country pork ribs into a single layer in the air fryer basket. Cook at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
- Open the basket and brush the sides and tops of the ribs with your favorite barbecue sauce. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Remove the ribs from the air fryer and serve with your favorite side dishes.
TIP: This recipe was made using a Cosori 1700 watt 5.8 qt basket style air fryer. All air fryers can cook differently. It's always best to test a small batch before cooking the entire meal to decide if our air fryer requires more or less time.
What temperature should the country style ribs be at to be fully cooked?
According to the FDA, pork is cooked thoroughly when the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a meat thermometer to check the thickest part of the meat to ensure doneness.
How do I store leftover country style ribs?
If you have leftover country-style ribs, place them into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, allow the ribs to sit at room temperature for 15 minutes before reheating them in the air fryer at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through.
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I hope you enjoyed this recipe for Air Fryer Country Style Ribs. It's the perfect, easy addition to any menu and saves time and energy on those hot summer days.
Air Fryer Country Style Ribs
- Air Fryer
- 2 lbs ribs country-style
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 5 oz barbecue sauce
- Rinse the ribs and then pat them dry. Add the garlic powder, smoked paprika, and ground black seasoning to a small bowl and set aside.
- Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray.
- Rub the ribs with a small amount of the seasoning mixture.
- Place the ribs in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. Cook at 380 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove the basket and brush barbecue sauce onto the tops and sides of the ribs. Place back into the air fryer and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure the pork has reached 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Serve with your favorite sides.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.
The ribs were delicious!!! However they took close to an hour rather than 20 minutes. I think this recipe is meant for very thin ribs as opposed to large thick country ribs.
Here is something you definitely have to take into account - Ex. what sort of Air Fryer are you using? We have a disclaimer that we use a Cosori. If you're using something else, it's going to possibly take longer. The ribs I used were the exact ribs you found in the photo and video - so they were not thin, they were a good size. Glad you liked the recipe - just make sure you understand that if you're using an air fryer from a different manufacturer - it's going to take either MORE time, or LESS time - which is why we have that disclaimer below every single recipe. 🙂 Each air fryer cooks differently.
There is no "disclaimer" on this recipe page about what air fryer was used for this specific recipe. Prior to this response a search of the entire page for "Cosori" results in it only being found in your response to Sarah's comment above.
It's actually named as a "TIP" in the post and is located right underneath the written recipe. I have now added it to the NOTES section of the recipe card for it to be easier to find in case you're just skipping down to the recipe card. Thanks for pointing that out!
Yes there certainly is a disclaimer about what air fryer was used - a Cosori 5.8 air fryer. I specifically looked for it and found it, it is a Tip in the longer explanation of the recipe
Sorry Sarah I read that twice, once in the beginning and then again at the end. Clearly says we use this type even with the wattage. All airfriers like ovens cook differently. Even says to cook a sample batch before making the whole meal.
I live in Texas, so you had me at "not too much heat!" Yum!
I love this recipe! So does my family.
Never would have thought to make ribs in the air fryer. Great idea and looking forward to trying it
What about an instant pot vortex 10 plus?? This unit has shelves. Thank you
You can still make these, but you may need to play with the recipe just because you are using a different air fryer. I use the Cosori 5.8qt basket style air fryer and it cooks at 1700 watts. I know the ones with shelves cook faster up top and slower on the bottom, so it would also depend on where you are placing the ribs.
Loved this recipe! Turned out perfect, thank you for sharing your recipe with us!
Absolutely love this recipe. Ribs turned out juicy and flavorful!
Just got my air fryer. Excited to try this recipe!
I was wondering if they get as juicy and tender as they look...
Yes, they do! They are delicious. I hope you try them!
These are excellent. I have made them twice now. I have an Emeril Lagasse air fryer, and 20 minutes was spot on. The only change I make is to add a 1/2 tsp of salt to the rub mixture.
YAY! So glad to hear it! 🙂
Can anyone tell me if they are tender after consuming ok’ing in an air fryer. Thanks
Note: Never ever use any non stick cooking spray in your air fryer. It will ruin the finish and cause it too peel. I use a little crisco instead. Not ruining another basket with Pam!
Use olive oil spray for air fryer
Tried this recipe last night and it was a winner. My family loved it, even my son who is very picky when it comes to food, This recipe is so easy. I will definitely make this again.
Sounds good and easy am going to try it tonight. I have the Instant Vortex.
Let us know how you liked them. It is a super easy recipe!
Flavor was good but ribs were tough. How do I get them super tender?
What brand of air fryer do you use? All air fryers cook a tad differently. This recipe was made using a Cosori 5.8 qt basket style air fryer. If you use a different brand, you will need to adjust the cooking time for your specific brand.
This was a delicious and easy recipe to follow and tweak the way you like your ribs. I just sprinkled my seasoning on both sides, preheated my 4qt Ninja at its preset 375 degrees, sprayed the bottom and set 2 ribs at a time to cook. I first cooked for 20 minutes, but that was too long. Second batch 18 min, third batch did for 15 min, brushed on bbq sauce and cooked additional 3 minutes. Both dry or with bbq sauce were delicious and juicy!
Thank you! So glad you liked them!
Maybe because you made 3 batches, the "oven" kept getting warmer and warmer and warmer. If that was what was happening, it would decrease the cook time.
I made this as written, and it was delicious. My country-style ribs were boneless and not too huge. They were perfectly cooked at the specified time.
I'm so glad you liked them! Thank you for sharing!
I made these country style bone in pork ribs tonight in my PowerXL air fryer.
I seasoned them the way I like and refrigerated them overnight in a ziploc bag, 15 mins per side @ 380° they turned out perfect.
Wow! Unwrapped my new Instant Pot air fryer lid, read the directions, assembled it, found this recipe and about 1/2 hr later was eating my first air fryer dish — delicious tender and juicy boneless ribs!! Used the recipe for timing and process with my own rub and sauce. Totally miraculous! Now to hang around this site and see what’s for dessert…
Thank you! So glad you liked them!
I love country ribs, summer or winter. But who wants to stand outside and grill when it’s 10 degrees! I’m so glad to find a delicious recipe for ribs that I can make any time. One suggestion: don’t rinse meat. Food safety guidelines recommend not rinsing because it can cause cross-contamination in your kitchen; the running water splashes bacteria onto other surfaces. It’s more sanitary to pat it dry without rinsing. Cooking will kill any bacteria on the surface of the meat
Thank you for posting your "tweaks" using a Ninja. (That's what I have) & thank you Jen for posting the original recipe!
Initially was going to cook my country style ribs the same way I cook my regular pork ribs/baby backs in my Ninja Foodi until I read they could be tough. Found this recipe it was easy and you used a Ninja I cooked a min or two less because my ribs were smaller but we loved how the came out. My mom is having dental work done so she can't eat tough foods, she too thought they were great and had no problems eating them. Thanks for the recipe.
Thank you for the feedback! So glad you enjoyed them!