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Ale-Sauced Pork Ribs and Vegetables

Makes: 4 to 6 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 8 hrs to 9 hrs  (low) or 4 to 4-1/2 hours (high)
Ale-Sauced Pork Ribs and Vegetables
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 - 3  pounds  bone-in pork country-style ribs
  • 1 12  ounce bottle  dark ale or stout or nonalcoholic beer
  • 3  cloves  garlic, minced
  • 1  tablespoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1  tablespoon  dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
  • 8  small  gold or red potatoes (8 oz. total)
  • 12  ounces  peeled fresh baby carrots
  • 1/4  cup  cold water
  • 2  tablespoons  cornstarch
  •  Radishes (optional)
  •  Fresh Rosemary sprigs (optional)
  •  Shredded lemon peel (optional)
Directions

1. Place pork in a large self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Add ale, garlic, lemon peel, dried rosemary, salt and pepper. Seal bag. Turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally.

2. Place potatoes and carrots in bottom of 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Transfer pork ribs to bed of carrots and potatoes. Pour ale mixture over all. Cover and cook on low-heat setting 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting 4 to 4-1/2 hours.

3. Remove pork and vegetables from cooker. Cover; keep warm. Pour cooking juices through fine mesh sieve set over a heat-proof bowl to strain. Measure 2 cups of cooking juices, adding water to make 2 cups, if necessary. Stir together water and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Add 2 cups strained juices. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Serve sauce with meat, vegetables, and radishes. Garnish with fresh rosemary and lemon peel. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Ale-Sauced Pork Ribs and Vegetables)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 497,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 143,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 25,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 10,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 40,
  • vit. A (IU) 11419,
  • vit. C (mg) 17,
  • Thiamin (mg) 1,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 1,
  • Niacin (mg) 7,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 40,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 2,
  • sodium (mg) 342,
  • Potassium (mg) 1098,
  • calcium (mg) 101,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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