Friday, June 4, 2010

Country Ribs without Barbecue Sauce

I have an issue when it comes to ribs - I can't stand most barbecue sauces.  I am always on the search for good rib recipes that are creative and yummy.  So, when I saw the boneless country ribs on sale at the store, I could not resist and then got home and had a "what now?" moment.

I decided to boil the ribs in a big pot.  I covered the ribs (a little over 1.5 pds) in water and added the following to the pot:

8 cloves of crushed garlic
1 TB crushed rosemary
1 TB oregano
handful of chopped cilantro (use 3/4 in the pot)

1 lime juiced
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
ground black pepper

Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered over medium heat until the water has completely evaporated, about 25 minutes.  Slow cook a bit longer for even more tender meat!

When all of the water is gone, brown the meat, turning occasionally. Use a spatula to scrape up browned bits and softened garlic from the bottom of the pot, and toss them with the pork. The garlic will dissolve onto the meat. Remove the meat, and drain on paper towels. 

Season with black pepper and garnish with lime wedges and remaining cilantro. 

I served the pork with black beans and rice - super yummy and a great replacement for the Barbecue.  After boiling - you can always throw them on the grill for a few minutes instead of browning on the stove! 

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