Braised Pork Ribs

It's that time of year again. The time when it's cold (for Houston), and the time when I'm finishing up yet another semester. One more to go to complete the master's program before I start the PhD. Woo! This time of year brings the crock pot front and center in my life since it lends itself well to getting me fed when I have no time to cook, and also because it usually results in yummy soups, braised foods, and stuff like that. This recipe was born out of a need to feed myself, DH, DD and my Old English partner as we finalized our translation of Judith. I had mostly expected this food to be decent but it was quite a lot better than I expected and will be going into the "no time to cook!" rotation. Hope you enjoy!

2 pounds boneless pork ribs
1-2 cups each: carrots cut into 1" pieces, celery cut into 1" pieces, chopped red onion
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
8 ounces water or beer (I used water; beer is for bread)
1 tablespoon each: parsley, thyme, marjoram
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all in the crock pot, cover and turn onto high heat. Come back in 6-8 hours and dig in!


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