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Oct 31, 2009 05:42 PM

Country Style Pork Ribs

I just picked up a share of pork from a local farm. I was shocked to see that most of the 20 lbs was made up of "country style ribs." There are probably 12 of them (apprx 10-12 lbs).
I have no idea what to do with them. Please give me your recipes!!! Thanks.

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  1. We've been getting a fair amount of these from our farm share and really enjoy making them in the slow cooker. here's one favorite:

    * 3 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
    * 2 large tart apples, peeled, cored, chopped or sliced
    * 1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
    * 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
    * salt and pepper
    * 1 cup barbecue sauce (heated)

    In a slow cooker, combine the ribs, apples, onion, and cinnamon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours. Drain off and discard juices. Add barbecue sauce and continue cooking for about 30 minutes longer.
    Serves 4 to 6.

    1. I also received these in my share, and just got around to making them. I used this post as a guide:

      I added ancho chili powder to the rub and deleted the carrots. The braising time was just about two hours. THis was okay... not spectacular. The smell was wonderful however. Day two, I took the meat and sliced it up. Caramelized some onions, made a simple tomato based BBQ sauce and added some of the braising liquids. Served with some leftover rice, and it was much more interesting.

      This cut of meat was more like a pork chop than a rib, so I think you could adjust any chop recipe that you have and enjoy.

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      1. re: smtucker

        I brown about 4-5 of them and then put them in the crock pot. The next morning I take the meat, which is falling off the bone and add pinto beans, a little chicken stock, some herbs and they are delish

      2. Some people have all the luck. Wish I had a big bunch. Last night my wife made
        pork green chilli with some country style ribs, oui la la. Just cooked them up with a
        few Jalapenos till the meat was falling apart, throw in a can of pozole if you like
        I love to boil them for a long time
        and then put them in my smoker for 4 hours. They make great pulled pork sandwiches
        cook them till they will shred easily and mix with bbq sauce, serve on a bun with dill
        pickles. good luck

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        1. re: paul balbin

          Yep, pork ribs in green chile is pure heaven, all righty...

        2. These are mighty good in the pressure cooker. I chop the ribs up in bite-sized chunks, brown them, and throw them in the pressure cooker with some vinegar, mustard, chopped onion, and a bit of crushed chili. Cook for about 25 minutes. I've also used them to make sweet-and-sour pork.

          1. Where is itr written that you have to use ribs as traditionally-cooked ribs?

            Slow-cooker works well - goulash, chili, just cook 'em in a splash of beer until fall-apart and serve in a sauce made of chopped onion (and maybe peppers) cooked until transparent in butter, tomato sauce (or crushed or stewed), and a good bit of red wine and reduce, and add the drained pork.