Country Ribs Italiano Recipe
Country ribs are an odd cut of meat. First of all they are not ribs. I believe the cut is called a rib as a selling point. They are cut from the sirloin or the rib end of the pork loin. Think about it… Who wants to buy cut up loin. Country ribs sounds much nicer and tastier.
Old Meat Men call these ribs, Jack Ribs. They come in in a few different cuts. I prefer the western cut because it includes a little bone. I like the bone. I think it adds flavor to the final product.
I usually cook Jack ribs on the grill that includes an aluminum pan, my favorite barbeque sauce and some good smoke flavoring. Today I was working at home and busy. So I thought I would get the crockpot out and make what I like to call Country Ribs Italiano. This recipe is easy and tasty.
The basic recipe is as follows
- 1 Package of pork ribs around 3 to 4lbs
- 2 cans of 14-1/2 oz cans of Italian diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of frozen pearl onions
- 1-1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning.
- A little salt to taste
Brown your ribs and put in the crockpot. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour on top. Cook in the crockpot 8 to 10 hours.
This was the recipe I was taught. Now here is how I cooked it and put it together.
The picture above has everything I used except I added some chopped garlic (a couple cloves). I had some diced tomatoes with green chilies so I substituted them for the Italian tomatoes. I try to use what I have in the cabinet. As you can see in the picture I used ribs that were on sale. I look for bargains.
Here are the country ribs browning in the black iron skillet. You can't beat cast iron.
After the ribs have browned I put them in the crockpot. I mixed the rest of the ingredients together including the garlic . Then I poured it on top of the ribs.
What it looked like Before Cooking.
Finished product. Falling of the bone goodness.
I cooked it on low for around 9 hours.I served these ribs with mashed potatoes and green beans