Whenever I’m stressed out, I always have the same temptations–I either am ready for pizza and wings, beer, or Chinese takeout. In the case of the last one, I traditionally order General Tso’s Chicken and boneless spare ribs.
Disclaimer: This is not going to be a complete recipe.
Why? Well, simply put, this delicious dish relies on one very important ingredient: the indian spice blend from Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo (Balanced Bites). I will say that this spice blend does include the usual suspects of indian cooking. However, I won’t provide any details beyond that. Sorry, everyone, but if you want this or any of Diane’s other amazing spice blends, you have to just go buy her book.
If that doesn’t convince you, maybe Brent’s eloquent review will. Or, just google it–there are a lot of really well-written reviews. HER BOOK IS WORTH EVERY PENNY. You should buy it, use it, share it, use it some more, and share it again.
Alright, so here’s the recipe (with the appropriate material omitted):
Indian Spiced Ribs
- 3 tablespoons of Diane’s indian spice blend from Practical Paleo
- 1 large rack of pork ribs, about 15 or 16 ribs (We got our ribs from Costco this time, so we had three huge racks in one package. One went towards making this, the other two went towards making the BBQ ribs that we’ll post about soon.)
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- Coat the bottom of your crock pot with the coconut oil.
- Rub down the ribs with the spice blend. Go on, get your hands dirty. 😉
- Place the ribs in crock pot.
- If your crock pot cover doesn’t make a perfect seal (most don’t, from what we’ve seen), seal the crock pot with tin foil and then place the lid on it. This will trap nearly all of the moisture from the ribs inside the crock pot while they cook, which will prevent them from drying out and also makes them fall-off-the-bone tender and moist. YUM!
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
We let this cook overnight and woke the next morning to some pretty amazing smells in our kitchen. For dinner last night, we served this with our Cool Spinach-Mango Salad. It was a great pairing.
P.S. I apologize for the lack of photos. We were so busy preparing the ribs two ways (this way and with homemade BBQ sauce) that we kind of missed the boat on taking pictures of this as we prepared it.