Slow-Cooker Santa Fe Country Ribs

Skip the typical barbecue sauce and season ribs with salsa and chili sauce. Olé!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 9 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

2
lb boneless country-style pork ribs
1/2
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
3/4
cup chili sauce
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
tablespoons tomato paste (from 6-oz can)
  • 1 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place pork ribs in slow cooker; sprinkle with salt. In small bowl, mix salsa, chili sauce, cumin and ground red pepper; spoon over ribs.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low setting 8 to 9 hours.
  • 3 Remove ribs from slow cooker; place on serving platter. Into 2-cup measuring cup or bowl, pour 1 cup cooking juices from slow cooker. Stir in tomato paste; spoon over ribs.

Expert Tips

Leftover tomato paste can be easily frozen by dropping onto waxed paper in 2-tablespoon quantities and freezing until firm. Transfer to a freezer plastic bag. Add one portion to vegetable, rice or pasta mixtures for a rich tomato flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
95mg
95%;
Sodium
890mg
890%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.