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What to do with a package of frozen pork spare ribs...

that have been kicking around my freezer for a while. I know these are great on the barbecue but, unfortunately, I don't have the space or equipment to barbecue. So does anyone have a good recipe for spare ribs that can be made in the kitchen? A braised dish perhaps? Would it be a waste to make a good pork stock with them? Any ideas welcome!

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  1. You could braise them down to a "pulled pork" style product, either stove top or slow cooker. A good BBQ style sauce for flavor augmentation.

    1. Chinese style....Black Bean Sauce

      Italian Style......Baked with Long Hots and Onions.

      .....braised in Tomato Sauce, Sunday Gravy.

      1. From Molly Stevens ALL ABOUT BAISING
        I liked these HONEY-GLAZED FIVE-SPICE BABY BACK RIBS
        http://www.gourmet.com/recipes/gourme...
        or
        these RIBS IN VIETNAMESE CARAMEL SAUCE type ribs http://www.foodmayhem.com/2009/10/bab...

        1. Are they country style ribs or spare ribs? If country style, you can cut them in cubes, brown them in a heavy dutch oven or sauce pot with a little oil then braise them with root veggies & potatoes for a pork stew. I usually make a gravy to braise them in which includes a bit of mustard and apple juice; add diced apples about 30 minutes before its done....so good! Start on the stove and put the pot in the oven to finish it.

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          1. re: Cherylptw

            I'm pretty sure they are spare ribs. But I like the idea of using some kind of apple product--I like braise bone-in pork chops in hard cider. I don't know if that would work with these though.

          2. Do you eat sauerkraut? A slow braise with sauerkraut till the kraut turns almost sweet and the ribs are super tender would be delicious. You can definitely put apples in there.