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.

Prep Time

50

Minutes

Total Time

3:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

14

servings

2
teaspoons ground cumin
2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons packed brown sugar
3
to 3 1/2 lb pork loin back ribs (about 2 racks)
1
can (16 oz) whole berry cranberry sauce
1
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2
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*:
    Exchanges:
    • 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.