Happy to hear you’re both safe.
No good reason, but Friday I pulled out the cast iron dutch oven and made a dish suited to a range top, campstove, fireplace, or even a campfire: Country Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut
It is actually for boneless pork ribs and canned sauerkraut, but I used ‘pork riblets’ on sale at $12.49 for a 10# box. They have the small flat platelets of bone embedded in long, lean strips of meat.
I also used a bag of Frank’s Sauerkraut from the cold case, instead of canned: crisper; and much less salty, than canned, so doesn’t need to be rinsed. No ‘metallic’ taste, either.
4 pounds ribs; shaken in flour to coat
oil for cooking...I used olive
2 14 ounce cans (or 1 large bag) kraut
1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
1 medium onion (I used fresh Walla-Walla sweets from our garden) sliced, then the slices cut in half
4 garlic cloves, minced (HAH! Need to at least double that...I did!)
1 TBS carraway seed, more or less, to taste...more is better
2 bay leaves
salt & pepper
(1/4 cup NOT PACKED brown sugar optional. Trust me, it’s better with it.)
Heat 2 tbs oil in stock pot or dutch oven.
brown the floured pork both sides in batches so as to not crowd it...may need additional oil.
Remove & set aside browned pork.
Add onions & minced garlic to the pan (may need to add a bit more oil) and saute until translucent.
Add the undrained sauerkraut, undrained pineapple, bay leaves, and carraway seeds, and brown sugar if using it; place pork back on top, then mix gently but well.
Cover, reduce heat, and slowly simmer 3 hours, adding water if it dries out too quickly. It should stay slightly watery.
Gently remove the pork to a serving dish, then remove the sauerkraut mixture, and place either in a separate bowl, or next to the pork on the same dish.
Salt & pepper...very little salt necessary...to taste.
A salad & boiled potatoes completes the meal for 4, with plenty of leftovers for the next day plus snacks; or feeds 8-10.
Getting a jump on tomorrow
Recap of this week’s recipes 8/27 thread
Meal* 13 big bad easter bunny recipe collection
Meal* 18 Enchilada Pasta.
Meal* 20 Tomato Pie
Meal* 31 Stir Fry
Meal* 38 Tomato Macaroni & Cheese
Meal* 38 Quick and Colorful Pasta Salad
Meal* 45 Country Pork Ribs & Sauerkraut
Side* 38 Pasta and Peas
(Care and Dolly - you guys are on the ping list - new thread tomorrow:>)