Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ribs

Finger-licking-good ribs are flavored with a sauce that's sweet, spicy and tangy all at the same time.

  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 3 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 14

Ingredients

2
teaspoons ground cumin
2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
3
to 3 1/2 lb pork loin back ribs (about 2 racks)
1
can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
1
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Set oven control to broil; heat 15 minutes. Line broiler pan with foil.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix cumin, chili powder and 2 teaspoons brown sugar. Rub evenly over racks of ribs. Place ribs on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until browned. Cool slightly. Cut into individual ribs.
  • 3 Place ribs in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Reserve half of the cranberry sauce. In medium bowl, mix remaining cranberry sauce and remaining ingredients; pour over ribs.
  • 4 Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours or until ribs are tender.
  • 5 Stir in reserved cranberry sauce; stir from bottom of cooker to coat ribs with sauce. Set cooker to Low heat setting to serve. Ribs will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Rib)
    Calories
    260
    (
    Calories from Fat
    130),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    55mg
    55%;
    Sodium
    360mg
    360%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    17g
    17%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    15g
    15%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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