sesame orange pork ribs

Are you ready for another great tasting meal for the slow cooker? Here is an easy recipe that has great flavor and is made with boneless country-style pork ribs. And, it is not made with barbecue sauce.  These ribs have an Asian flavor.

I purchased two packages, but the recipe may be increased based on the size of your family.

I made this recipe on a day I was home, as halfway through the cooking, I did add extra ingredients which rounded out the basic recipe.

To make these ribs, gather these ingredients:  3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs, 10 ounces of orange marmalade, one jar of hoisin sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, one red pepper, 2 medium yellow onions, black pepper

Trim ribs to make certain that is no fat. To a multi-cooker, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and brown the ribs on all sides at 350 degrees.  While the ribs are browning in the cooker, in a small bowl, mix these ingredients:  marmalade, hoisin sauce, 1 tablespoon sesame oil.

 

When ribs are browned, pour sauce over the ribs.  Cover and cook for 4 hours on LOW.

Next, open the pot and strain the excess fat from the ribs and the pot.  Then add the following ingredients which have been sautéed on the stove-top–1 sliced red pepper and 2 medium yellow onions which have been seasoned with black pepper to taste. I cooked these just long enough to soften them and lightly tenderize the pepper.

Continue to cook on LOW for 3 1/2 hours.  Then, increase the temperature, stir the pot and cook on HIGH for one more hour.  Season with sesame seeds just before serving.

Serve with rice, noodles, mashed potatoes, or alone in a large bowl.

 

barbecued baby back ribs

another summer dinner favorite on the grill has to be barbecued baby back pork ribs.  these ribs are cooked for several hours, a minimum of two and one-half, at 350 degrees in the oven, prior to grilling.  the best way to cook these ribs is in a deep roasting pan with 2 cups of water. often i use a roasting rack, and cover the ribs with a favorite barbecue sauce.  then, the roasting pan is covered with aluminum foil, and the meat is placed into the preheated oven.

the ribs are baked for as long as possible to allow the rib meat to become fully cooked and falling off the bone.  i transfer the cooked ribs to a sheet pan and cover them with additional barbecue sauce and grill them outdoors just to achieve the grilled exterior.  these are delicious served with corn on the cob and cole slaw.

this is a perfect summer meal for a Saturday night.