Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Crockpot meal - Braised Ribs in Tomato Gravy.

With the cooler weather moving in for most ppl in the northern hemisphere, it is time for some good old stick to your ribs, hearty meals....This recipe certainly fits the description, not to mention, what we are having for dinner tonight...I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we do.


Braised Ribs in Tomato Gravy
Servings depends on size of rack of ribs…Average 2 or 3 ribs per person

Rack of Ribs ( Beef gives a good hearty flavor or you could use pork)
Salt – Pepper – All purpose seasoning
2 28oz Cans Crushed Tomatoes
2 large yellow onions (sliced thick)
2 or 3 smashed garlic gloves.
Mushrooms (prefer fresh but canned will do)
Olive Oil

2 cups of Cooked Rice...(cook this at the end to server with the ribs and gravy)

Cut ribs apart and rub down with salt, pepper and All purpose seasoning. In heavy pan ( I use cast iron) heat a dash of olive oil. In batches, sear ribs on all sides, placing in a platter when done.

Using same pan, lower heat and add another dash of olive oil, add sliced onion and garlic, cover and sweat for about 5 minutes. While the onions are sweating, peel mushrooms and cut in half. Increase heat and add mushrooms to onions and garlic, lightly brown.

Add onions, garlic and mushrooms to crockpot (or Dutch Oven)

Add 1 can of crushed tomatoes to the crockpot and stir in with other veggies.

Add Ribs crockpot and pour second can of crushed tomatoes over them to cover.
Cook on low for 6 to 8 hrs or on high for 4 hrs.

30minutes before it is ready, taste for flavor, if not rich enough (pork ribs give a milder flavor) add one packet of brown gravy mix to ¼ of water and make a paste, add to crockpot…Increase heat to high.

Serve over cooked fluffy white rice….You might need to serve biscuits or crusty bread on the side to sop up the delicious gravy.


Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Kelsie!!!
I LOVE crockpot cooking and especially this time of year!
This is a definite must do recipe and I've printed it out to try.
I make something "kind" of similar that I got from a can of Campbells soup years ago with pork chops, tomato soup, onions, and tabasco sauce. Thanks for adding to my crock pot recipe file :-)
And I really enjoyed reading your special Teacup Tuesday post too!!!

Kari said...

IDK if I ever told you, but this is one recipe of yours (among a few) that I make often. Every time the house smells FAB and everyone LOVES it, especially me!! THANKS!