Family Favorite! Apple Roasted Farmhouse Ribs

These Farmhouse Ribs are hearty country style ribs that cook for hours in your oven with sweet apples and onions in a tangy sauce.

Farmhouse Ribs

Ribs are a huge family favorite of ours (…but let’s be real here, aren’t they everyone’s favorite?) On a cold and rainy winter day, I’m all for making my oven do the work for me. Long, slow, oven cooked meals not only keep the kitchen warm and toasty but also let aromas fill the house.

These ribs are hearty country style rib that cooks for hours in your oven with sweet apples and onions in a tangy sauce. I found this recipe on a mailer postcard, of all things, when I first got married more than 15 years ago and it’s one of the few recipes I’ve never even altered a single thing about it…It’s simply that good!

The result is a tender and flavorful thick rib that took only 15 minutes of work. Pair them with a great rice pilaf or scalloped potatoes (might as well, the oven is already warm and available) and bright steamed garlic butter broccoli and dinner couldn’t be more cozy. Start a fire in the fireplace, put your slippers on, pour a lovely glass of red wine and curl up for the night! You’ve got dinner covered!

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Farmhouse Ribs
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Farmhouse Ribs

These farmhouse ribs are hearty country style ribs that cook for hours in your oven with sweet apples and onions in a tangy sauce.


  • 2½-3 lbs. country style ribs (8-8 ½ lbs)
  • 1 tbs. oil (3 tbs.)
  • 1 medium sweet onion, sliced (3)
  • 2 granny smith apples, cut into wedges (6)
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce (1 cup)
  • 3 tbs. brown sugar (2/3 cup)
  • 3 tbs. apple cider vinegar (2/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery (1 cup)
  • 3/4 tsp Black pepper (2 tsp)
  • 1/3 cup ketchup (1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic (3)
  • 1 tbs. dry mustard (3tbs) 


  • Lightly season ribs with salt & pepper on both sides.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat.
  • Sear ribs on both sides and place in roasting pan.
  • Place apple wedges between ribs and onion rings over top.
  • Combine all ingredients for sauce and baste ribs.
  • Cover with foil and bake 50 minutes at 350.
  • Uncover and our remaining sauce over ribs.
  • Bake at 350 for another 50 minutes or until tender.


I always make a very big batch of these ribs. I have included the measurements for the ingredients for a large batch in parenthesis.

  • Katherine H

    trying these tonight, Super Mandy. How many do you think that the large portion will feed (guesstimate)…the grandparents are all coming over. K

    • Katherine,
      The large person feeds my family and puts another batch in the freezer for another night. So 10-12 people for sure! Happy Cooking!

  • Darlene Glaser

    I have been making this for decades. Delicious!