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Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ribs

  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 3 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 14

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • For smaller pieces, ask the butcher to cut the racks across the bones, especially if the ribs are longer than 3 1/2 to 4 inches. Racks of ribs will vary in size, depending on the size of the animal.
  • Serve with chunks of blue cheese and celery sticks.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 Rib)
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
360mg
15%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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