Last week I made a slow cooker lasagna for the first time--amazing! My sister-in-law, Sara, would be proud. We had a group coming over for dinner last week and I made slow cooked pulled pork. Last night, I decided to pull a recipe out of one of those little magazines at the front of the grocery store that caught my eye a couple of years ago. So glad I picked that up! The Key West Ribs sounded so delicious and I decided to go for it--I'm really glad I did. It took about 15 minutes to prepare; I'm all about time-savers!
Scott and I both really enjoyed this dish and all of the flavor that came with it!
|One thing I love about making meat in the slow cooker is that it comes out extra juicy and tender. So much so that the nice looking rib fell apart as I was pulling it out to put on the plate.|
To accompany the dish I made coconut brown rice, and prepared plantains and black beans. Last night was the first time I've ever tried to do anything with plantains--aside from just eating them. I love to eat them, but I guess I've always been a little intimidated to cook them. While looking up recipes, I learned a few things. One thing I learned is that I was craving the taste of an overripe plantain (sweet), but I picked up an unripe plantain (starchy like a potato). Because the one I had was unripe, I lightly fried the plantain slices and seasoned them with garlic salt. They turned out to be pretty tasty.
Really, it wasn't until I pulled the pictures up on my computer today that I realized we had nothing green on our plates last night. As Scott will attest, that rarely happens!
Key West Ribs Recipe:
- 2.5lb country-style pork loin ribs
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
- 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- Spray 3.5-4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place ribs in slow cooker.
- In small bowl mix remaining ingredients. Pour over ribs.
- Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7-9 hours. Spoon sauce over ribs when serving