Ale-Sauced Pork Ribs w/ Veg
Source of Recipe
2-1/2 to 3 lb. bone-in pork country-style ribs
1 12-oz. bottle dark ale or stout or nonalcoholic beer
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 Tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
8 small gold or red potatoes (8 oz. total)
12 oz. peeled fresh baby carrots
1/4 cup cold water
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Fresh Rosemary sprigs (optional)
Shredded lemon peel (optional)
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.