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Hearty Ribs and Beans

 Hearty Ribs and Beans
"Everyone likes this tasty meal-in-a-dish," reports Marlene Muckenhirn, a field editor from Delano, Minnesota.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 to 3-1/2 pounds country-style pork spareribs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
  • 1 sweet red pepper, thinly sliced

Directions

  • Place ribs in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add water.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/2 hours. Drain, reserving liquid;
  • skim fat. Set ribs aside.
  • Add enough water to liquid to equal 1 cup; place in a saucepan. Add
  • the tomato sauce, soup mix, brown sugar, mustard and hot sauce.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes; reserve 1/2 cup.
  • To the remaining sauce, add the beans, celery and red pepper. Pour
  • into the baking dish; add ribs. Pour reserved sauce over ribs. Cover
  • and bake for 45 minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 472 calories, 24 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 900 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 31 g protein.