Feb 3
2010

Crockpot Braised Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe in Tomato & Red Wine Sauce

Crockpot Braised Country Style Pork Ribs Recipe in Tomato & Red Wine Sauce

I don’t know what has taken me so long to cook with country style pork ribs. Was it the budget-friendly price that turned me away? Was it the promise of tender meat falling off the bone? Perhaps it was the words “country style”. I am, after all, a city girl. What do I know about country style? Whatever the reason for my undeserved rebuff of this humble meat, the reformation is complete. A moment of silence was required when I first tasted the buttery meat. These ribs, which look nothing like traditional ribs, react best when braised in the oven or slow cooker. My crockpot has been on hiatus since October when it worked overtime on the Crockpot Chicken, Black Bean and Chipotle Pepper Soup, the Crockpot Family Applesauce, and the Gingered Chickpea and Spicy Tomato Stew. It was time to ride again.

After a quick sear, the ribs are placed in the crockpot and covered in a robust tomato and red wine sauce. Don’t be surprised or put off by the secret ingredient. Fish sauce. Seriously. You will never know it’s in there, but it adds a certain je ne sais quoi. Leave it out if you’d like but, if you do keep it in, I guarantee that you will not regret it.

Heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Trim large pieces of fat from 3 pounds pork country-style ribs and season with salt and pepper. Working in two batches, sear the pork until light golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. As each batch of pork is seared, place them in the bottom of the crockpot.

Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Add 1/2 cup minced shallots and 3 large garlic cloves, chopped, to the pot. Sauté until the shallots are light golden brown. Add 3 tablespoons tomato paste and cook until the paste becomes dark red, approximately 3 minutes.


Stir in 1 large (28 oz.) and 1 small (14 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, 1 1/4 cups red wine, and 2 teaspoons fish sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour the tomato sauce into the crockpot.


Add 1 (14 oz.) cannellini beans to the crockpot. Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours, or until the pork is tender.


Remove the pork from the crockpot and cut into bite-sized pieces.


Return the pork to the crockpot and keep warm until ready to serve over rice or pasta. Garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.


Other recipes with country style pork ribs:

Greg Cooks’ Country Style Pork Ribs
Nook & Pantry’s Chinese BBQ Pork – Char Siu
Use Real Butter’s Chinese Pork Rib Soup

Crockpot Braised Country Style Pork Ribs with Tomato & Red Wine Sauce

2 tbsp canola oil
3 pounds country-style pork ribs, large pieces of fat trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup minced shallots
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 large (28 oz) and 1 small (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 1/4 cup red wine
2 tsp fish sauce
1 (14 oz) can cannellini beans
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
Grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season pork ribs with salt and pepper. Working in two batches, sear the pork until light golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. As each batch of pork is seared, place it in the bottom of the crockpot.

Pour out all but 1 tablespoon of the drippings. Add shallots and garlic to the pot. Sauté until the shallots are light golden brown. Add tomato paste and cook until the paste becomes dark red, approximately 3 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, red wine, and fish sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Pour the tomato sauce into the crockpot. Add cannellini beans to the crockpot. Cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours, or until the pork is tender.

Remove the pork from the crockpot and cut into bite-sized pieces. Return the pork to the crockpot and keep warm until ready to serve over rice or pasta. Garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

Serves 6.

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1 Jenn February 3, 2010 at 6:47 am

Nice!! I'm trying to use my slow-cooker more this year. I like that red wine sauce for this.

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2 Hampers February 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Yum – I am salivating and can hardly wait to try your sauce recipe. It was nice going through your blog.

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3 Maria February 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I love the presentation. Fabulous job!

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4 Cristie February 3, 2010 at 2:41 pm

I love using a crock pot on winter days and always looking for somthing a little different. Can't wait to try this.

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5 Food o' del Mundo February 3, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Crock Pots and Pork ROCK!
AND
So do YOU!
~Mary

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6 Cookin' Canuck February 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Jenn – This tomato and wine sauce is so rich and flavorful. It compliments the ribs really nicely.

Hampers – Thanks for taking the time to look through my recipes. I hope you'll be back.

Maria – Thank you!

Cristie – There's something about smelling a meal cooking in the crockpot that makes a cold winter's day more tolerable.

Mary – LOL! Thank you.

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7 Chris February 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Pork! This would be great in my piggy bowl. ;) Yum….

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8 Tasty Eats At Home February 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I love slow cookers – something so wonderful about coming home from work to a yummy-smelling house with minimal effort! This sounds great. And I love fish sauce (also anchovies, for the same reason). It puts such a depth of flavor in things – a perfect "secret" ingredient!

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9 5 Star Foodie February 3, 2010 at 4:32 pm

The pork ribs look wonderful, fantastic with this tomato wine sauce!

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10 citronetvanille February 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Beautiful recipe, the sauce must be powerful with a nice deep flavor especially with the addition of red wine.

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11 Pink Panda February 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

MMM ribs. Could go for some of that right now. Need to buy a crockpot first though.

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12 Chow and Chatter February 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

oh wow looks great so tender

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13 Claudia February 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm

The joy of the crockpot when you are at home is breathing in heavenly aromas all day. Love the pork ribs, the wine sauce, the beans, the tomatoes – so wintery-sweet.

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14 My Man's Belly February 3, 2010 at 6:56 pm

I love my crockpot and use it quite a bit. It was the only way my husband and I got to eat real food while I was going through grad school.

Great recipe.

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15 Tommy Salami February 3, 2010 at 7:37 pm

I love country ribs and I'm definitely trying this recipe. Thanks!

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16 Emily Ziegler February 3, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Talk about some awesome down-home cookin'. This rocks!!!

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17 redkathy February 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I have a new crock pot, haven't used it too much lately HOWEVER, after seeing these pork ribs it will be getting more use! This is just superb. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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18 Krissy @ The Food Addicts February 3, 2010 at 9:31 pm

i really use make more use of my crockpot! it's so simple and very little fuss. thanks for a great recipe. even though we are city girls, we gotta do some country-style cooking sometime!

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19 Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog February 3, 2010 at 10:22 pm

You've a secret ingredient with the fish sauce; alternatively soy sauce is possible…a gorgeous pork recipe Dara!

I've an award for you waiting at my blog :)

Cheers,

Gera

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20 Jessie February 3, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I was just about to put my crock pot back up on the shelf.. you just gave me an excuse not to. This looks wonderful and satisfying. The meat looks so tender and flavorful too

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21 marla {Family Fresh Cooking} February 4, 2010 at 3:21 am

This looks great. Love that big slice of cheese on the top. Fish sauce is a great ingredient, it lends so much flavor, and yes….a surprise in this dish!

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22 Christine February 4, 2010 at 10:46 am

Your dish is very tempting.
The slow-cooked, off-the-bone meat is always my most favourite.
I like fish sauce. It's a very good sauce for pork.

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23 Ruth February 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Oh boy! You really had me drooling over this. When you added the cannellini beans I just knew I need to get myself a crockpot asap! I do want to try this.

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24 Barbara Bakes February 5, 2010 at 12:00 am

I haven't used my crockpot yet this year. This would be a good recipe to pull it out for!

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25 FabFrugalFood February 5, 2010 at 12:04 am

Glad your crock pot is back in action – looks delish!

Donna

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26 SLColman February 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm

I love country style pork ribs and my crock pot! This recipe sounds delicious!! I will be trying this out soon!

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27 mini crock pot March 23, 2010 at 3:12 pm

It was cold today and wanted a slow cooked rib recipe.

This was the best I have seen. I can not wait to fire up my mini crock pot.

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28 http://www.etsy.com/shop/eDiaperCakesShop August 31, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Good article. I am experiencing many of these issues
as well..

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29 farmerswife518 March 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Hi! I found this on pinterest and made it tonight….SUPER DELISH! It will be a regular crock pot meal in our house! Thanks :)

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30 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 18, 2014 at 8:24 am

I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! Thank you for letting me know.

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