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PORK SPARE RIBS (Shirley Creevy) Recipe

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Mary Jo Creevy
Added: Wednesday, November 5, 2008


4# pork spare ribs cut apart
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 cup chicken bouillon
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white vinegar
Dash soy sauce
2 T. cornstarch dissolved in water
1 small onion, diced
1-11 oz. can drained mandarin oranges
1 medium green pepper cut in small chunks

Night before place spare ribs in a shallow baking pan, add salt and pepper and brown in oven for 10-15 minutes. Drain pan liquid and refrigerate ribs overnight. Next day, place ribs in slow cooker with bouillon, brown sugar, vinegar and soy. Set cooker to low temperature and cook for 8 hours. 40 minutes before serving add cornstarch, sprinkle the onion over ribs and turn cooker on high for 40 minutes. Add oranges and green pepper and cook on high 5-10 minutes. Serve with rice or noodles.




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