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Comfort Country-Style Ribs

Comfort Country-Style RibsComfort your family at mealtime with these hearty ribs during the autumn and winter seasons. MacIntosh, Gala and Granny Smith apples are good cooking apples and will hold their shape after baking. Serve with Sour Cream Smashed Potatoes.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds country-style pork ribs
6 cups red cabbage, finely sliced (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 medium onion, sliced
1 apple, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/3 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons olive oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Place the cabbage, onion and apple in the bottom of a 4-quart casserole or Dutch oven. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add pork ribs and cook until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes, turning to brown each side. Remove pork and place over cabbage. Pour off fat.
  4. Combine vinegar and brown sugar in a small bowl. Add to pan, stirring to remove browned bits from bottom of pan. Pour over ribs and cabbage.
  5. Cover and bake 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F (approximately 65°C), pork is tender and cabbage is cooked.

Makes 8 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories: 340 calories; Protein: 37 grams; Fat: 13 grams; Sodium: 140 milligrams; Cholesterol: 125 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Carbohydrates: 18 grams; Fiber: 3 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.