Holy crap, spare ribs are gooooood! I mean, why wouldn’t they be, really? They are glistened with fat and literally fall of the bone when you cook them, damn. If you anti-fatty meat, get over it and splurge for a meal. Animal fat is wicked good!
Anyways, a couple weeks ago, spare ribs were on sale at Whole Foods!! I was on those things like white on rice. Bad joke, but you get my flow. I had never cooked spare ribs before or knew what to cook them in so I went on a whim, and it worked! This recipe has very few ingredients and barely any work on your part, so get to it. And if you still don’t have a crockpot, you must feel naked and I feel bad for you. Not really though. Invest in one, totally worth it!
- 1-2lbs beef spare ribs
- 2 cups beef broth (you can also use chicken broth, vegetable broth, or just water)
- 7 oz. can of tomato paste
- 4 oz. can of diced green chiles
- 2/3 cups tomato sauce
- 1-2 bundles of broccolini
- 2-3 teaspoon avocado oil (or olive oil works too!)
- 3 tablespoons garlic powder--1 tbsp for broccolini, and the rest for the ribs
- 3 tablespoons onion powder--1 tbsp for broccolini, and the rest for the ribs
- hint of paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- Handy dandy crock pot time!!! That means get it out.
- Pour in your broth or water and spices (garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika) and mix together.
- Add in your spare ribs to the crockpot.
- Pour tomato sauce over ribs then top them off with tomato paste and green chiles. Add a bit of salt and pepper on top.
- Cover and let cook on low for 6-8 hours. They will be ready when they are falling off the bone!
- Once your spare ribs are ready to go, pull out a large skillet, heat avocado oil over medium heat and add your broccolini to cook up. Once you've mixed them around a bit in the avocado oil, add in your extra garlic and onion powder and saute those little critters up.
- Serve broccolini along side your beef spare ribs. BOMB.
Grocery List Helper:
- Beef Spare Ribs: On sale for $5.99/lb at Whole Foods
- Broth: Bought at King Soopers
- Canned items: Bought at King Soopers
- Spices: Kroger, you know it!
- Avocado oil: Whole Foods