If it’s Thursday, you know it is time for Crock Pot Buddies! This is now week five for me and my cooking-partner-in-crime Cristina over at centraljerseyworkingmoms.com! Did any of you try my Lip-Smack-A-Luscious Pot Roast recipe from last week? If so, please be sure to let me know either via comments here or my Facebook page. This week Cristina is serving up pulled pork and not to be outdone, I’m sharing my recipe for Pork Ribs in Tomato Sauce.
On our trip last week to Texas to visit with family we had lunch one day at the Rib Tickler where I ate some awesome BBQ ribs. I had ½ a rack and sucked those bones dry, I didn’t even share one bite with the Hubs or kidlets. Now that we’ve come back home to New Jersey, I still had a hankering for ribs and decided that I would make some for dinner, but with an Italian twist. Instead of predictably slow cooking them smothered in barbeque sauce or with sauerkraut and apples, why not try cooking ribs in a thick and hearty tomato sauce? Pork ribs are perfect to make “Italian style.” Slow cooking the pork ribs is a perfect way to infuse tomato sauce with incredible meat flavor.