Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Orange Chipotle Ribs, Slow Cooker Delight

Good Morning! Today I am sharing a recipe before I have the photo. Not normal for me..I usually take great care to wait until the dish is done and take the painstaking process to get a great shot to complete the post. Today I decided to post the recipe so you can cook along with me! The Recipe is so good and the sauce smells outstanding so I know it will be a Winner!! So here ya go!

Orange Chipotle Ribs

Ingredients:

3 pounds Ribs
(can use Pork, Beef, or even Boneless Pork Cubes, That's what I used)
1/2 cup Ketchup
1/4 cup Orange Marmalade
4 oz Orange Juice
1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tblsp Soy Sauce
3 tbsp Brown Sugar
4 Garlic Cloves minced (Try to use fresh here. It really makes a difference)
2 tsp Chipotle in Adobo (I used 1 pepper minced and 2 tsp sauce)
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Ginger (opt. Also try to use fresh)

**Note on some things: I used Boneless Pork Cubes.(they were partially frozen) I used Chipotle in Adobo (but you can use Chipotle Chili Powder). I used Bluebird Orange Juice (ya know those little cans? I keep em in the house just for this reason ;).This recipe is versatile..Work with what you have in the house.

Instructions:
Using a 6 Quart Crock Pot  Place Met in bottom of Crock Pot, no need to sear meat. I actually put the meat in the crock pot a lil frozen...
In a bowl combine all sauce ingredients.
Pour sauce over meat and cover.
Cook in crock pot on low for 8 hours or high for 4-5.

Meat will come out tender and Sauce divine!!
Serve with Rice and fresh veg.

**If you are using a bone in rib, the meat should be fall off the bone tender. If you like the meat to stay on the bone cook a little less. Reduce cooking time by an hour or so.

Enjoy!!