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Ginger Country-Style Pork Ribs

 Ginger Country-Style Pork Ribs
Finally, a rib recipe where you get to taste the meat instead of the sauce. The orange and ginger add a nice flavor while letting the ribs be the star. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, DE
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds boneless country-style pork ribs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water

Directions

  • Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In
  • a small bowl, whisk orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, honey,
  • garlic and pepper flakes; pour over ribs. Cook, covered, on low 4-5
  • hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove ribs to a serving platter; keep warm. Transfer cooking juices
  • to a small saucepan; skim fat. Bring cooking juices to a boil. In a
  • small bowl, mix cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into cooking
  • juices. Return to a boil; cook and stir until thickened. Spoon over
  • ribs. Yield: 8 servings.

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Ginger Country-Style Pork Ribs (continued)

Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.