BBQ Sous Vide Country Style Ribs

These BBQ sous vide country style ribs have been on my radar for a while now. I love country style ribs. I usually sear them on the stovetop then finish them in the oven, served over sauerkraut. Yum. This time I went the sous vide route, finishing the ribs on a hot gas grill. A little hickory BBQ sauce gives the impression that the ribs were cooked low and slow on a smoker. Or close enough, at least. The result was tender, very juicy, very flavor ribs.

BBQ Sous Vide Country Style Ribs

Tender as you want it to be

You get to decide how tender you want your BBQ sous vide country style ribs to be. The first time I made them I went 4 hours. At that point the ribs have a good chew but aren’t tough. If you like a good tug to your ribs, 4 hours will get you where you want to be. But for more tender ribs you really might want to go 6 if not 8 hours. The full 8 hours is a bit much for me only because I do want a little ‘bite’ to my meat. I’d settle on 6. You can squeeze the ribs in the bag after 4 hours, and every hour or so after that, to see if the ribs are getting to where you want them. Just note your favorite cook time for the next time you make them. Because there will be a next time.

I use an Anova sous vide cooker. It’s my immersion circulator workhorse!
BBQ Sous Vide Country Style Ribs
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BBQ Sous Vide Country Style Ribs

Cook the full 8 hours for fall-apart ribs.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword country-style ribs, sous vide
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1360kcal
Author Mike



  • Heat your sous vide water to 145 F.
  • Rub the seasoning all over the ribs. Get it on all sides. No need to be shy with it either. More is better.
  • Transfer the ribs to a vacuum bag and seal tightly.
  • Place bag into the sous vide water and cook 4 hours (for quite a bit of tug) to 8 hours (completely fall-apart tender).
  • Remove the bag from the water. Open and remove the ribs to a plate. Pat dry with a paper towel then brush with the BBQ sauce.
  • Heat a grill or broiler to high.
  • Place ribs onto the grill or under the broiler for a few minutes per side until lightly charred and the sauce is lightly caramelized.
  • Serve with additional BBQ sauce if desired.


Calories: 1360kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 115g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 436mg | Sodium: 1844mg | Potassium: 2207mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 367IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 6mg

Nutritional values are approximate.