I love our dutch oven – I am really starting to get into it! I never cook meat – that’s Farm Boys job – but with the dutch oven it is so easy and makes delicious meals!
I got this off Yummly.com and now I can’t find the recipe (sorry)
Here is what you will need:
2 lbs. pork spare ribs
for the rub
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
for the braise
1 large red onion, minced
1” section ginger, peeled and minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
12 oz. root beer
1 cup beef or chicken broth
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 sprig fresh thyme
Pre-heat the oven to 275 degrees and heat your dutch oven over medium high heat. Rub the rib rack with salt, pepper, and paprika mixture.
Sear the ribs all over, cooking to a nice golden brown. Set them aside on a plate.
Remove ribs from the dutch oven, turn heat to medium, and add the onion. Cook until the edges have browned and the onions are tender. My ribs did not have enough fat so I had to add a little olive oil. Get all those good bits of yummyness (is that a word?) off the bottom too.Add the ribs back in to the pot, mix all the braise ingredients and put them in the pot too. Bring the mixture to a good boil, cover, and then place in the oven.
Braise in the oven for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, turning the ribs halfway through. This doesn’t look that great but just wait.Remove the ribs from the oven.
Place the ribs in a skillet over low heat while you make the sauce.place the dutch oven back on a burner over medium high heat. Remove the bay leaves, and boil the sauce down for 20 minutes or until you achieve your desired thickness.
The ribs will almost fall apart they are so tender. Smother with the sauce.
I served mine with baked beans, coleslaw and my favorite corn bread!
All I can say is if I can do this, anyone can. More dutch oven recipes to come. I am in love with it!
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