You’ve been lied to for years. Country-style pork ribs are not really ribs. If you’re craving a big, smoky rack of pork spare ribs or baby backs, then keep looking.
Country-style pork “ribs” are actually cuts of meat about the size and shape of individual ribs cut from the area between the loin and the shoulder (also called the butt). They are often sold in family packs that can weigh 5 or 6 pounds and are inexpensive by today’s elevated standards, selling for about $2 per pound.