Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ribs

Slow-Cooker Cranberry Ribs

Finger-licking-good ribs are flavored with a sauce that's sweet, spicy and tangy all at the same time.

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teaspoons ground cumin
teaspoons chili powder
teaspoons packed brown sugar
to 3 1/2 lb pork loin back ribs (about 2 racks)
can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
tablespoons cider vinegar
tablespoons packed brown sugar
teaspoon salt
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
cloves garlic, finely chopped
  1. Set oven control to broil; heat 15 minutes. Line broiler pan with foil.
  2. In small bowl, mix cumin, chili powder and 2 teaspoons brown sugar. Rub evenly over racks of ribs. Place ribs on rack in broiler pan. Broil with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until browned. Cool slightly. Cut into individual ribs.
  3. Place ribs in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Reserve half of the cranberry sauce. In medium bowl, mix remaining cranberry sauce and remaining ingredients; pour over ribs.
  4. Cover; cook on High heat setting 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours or until ribs are tender.
  5. Stir in reserved cranberry sauce; stir from bottom of cooker to coat ribs with sauce. Set cooker to Low heat setting to serve. Ribs will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours.
Makes 14 servings (1 rib each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
For smaller pieces, ask the butcher to cut the racks across the bones, especially if the ribs are longer than 3 1/2 to 4 inches. Racks of ribs will vary in size, depending on the size of the animal.
Serve with chunks of blue cheese and celery sticks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 Rib))
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 55mg;
  • Sodium 360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 14g),
  • Protein 15g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.