Grandpas Slow Cooker Ribs
Many rib aficionados will argue over the benefits of braising, boiling or grilling ribs. This foolproof rib recipe does neither; instead, the ribs are blended with spices and sauce, and cooked low and slow in a crock pot until perfectly fall apart and tender. Crock pot recipes, like this one, are a must-have staple for families because they are sweet, sour and savory. Everyone will enjoy the tomato-based sauce down to the kids. This easy slow cooker ribs recipe uses tamari or soy sauce for umami flavor, and both sauces are derived from soybeans. Gluten-free eaters will appreciate the use of tamari, because it contains little to no wheat, while soy sauce does. Another major difference is that tamari is Japanese, while regular soy sauce is Chinese. Tamari is a by-product of the production of miso paste, which makes it much richer in taste than soy sauce. No matter the sauce, these ribs will be one of the best family slow cooker recipes for years to come.
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10 lbs. pork ribs
2 cans tomato paste (156ml/5.5oz)
2 cans diced tomatoes (398ml/14oz)
1/4 cup mustard
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
6 cloves garlic, crushed and diced
2 Tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon chili flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Prepare the spice rub:
In a medium bowl, mix together the garlic, oregano, chili flakes, salt and pepper and set aside.
Use a sharp knife to peel the membrane off the meat of the ribs.
Trim away extra fat and place ribs into a large bowl.
Use your hands to rub the spice mixture onto the ribs and let them sit while you prepare the sauce.
In a large bowl stir together the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, mustard, brown sugar, tamarind, ketchup and apple cider vinegar.
Place the ribs into the slow cooker and pour the sauce on top.
Use a large wooden spoon or a pair of tongs to coat the ribs with the sauce.
Cook ribs on high if you plan to eat them within 4-6 hours.
Cook on low if you have a longer time frame before serving.
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Nutrition Facts for: Grandpas Slow Cooker Ribs From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Pork ribs, tomato paste, canned diced tomatoes, mustard, brown sugar, tamari, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, garlic cloves, dried oregano, chili flakes, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated to make 10 (one pound) servings. * Per Serving:Calories 1354, Calories from Fat 737, Total Fat 81.9g 126%, Saturated Fat 28.7g 143%, Cholesterol 467mg 156%, Sodium 869mg 36%, Potassium 1931mg 55%, Carbohydrates 24.4g 8%, Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%, Sugars 18.4g, Protein 124.0g, Vitamin A 27%, Vitamin C 35%, Calcium 22%, Iron 46%
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