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This is one of my son’s favorite dishes and I make it several times a month for him. He is 7 and already loves to get in the kitchen and cook with me. I love teaching him how to cook.
It will be a great comfort knowing he can cook a healthy meal for himself when he moves out (getting teary eyed just thinking of that). Not to mention what a blessing he will be to his future wife when he can help with the cooking, right? Your welcome ladies!
While this dish is simple enough to get your children involved, it is not simple on flavor. The flavors are reminiscent of some of the Asian pork dishes, so I enjoy serving it with my Cauliflower Fried Rice or some stir fried non starchy veggies.
This tasty dish is low carb and Keto friendly and it falls into the “S” Category for the Trim Healthy Mama eating plan.
Simple recipe but Amazing Flavor!
I like to use country-style pork ribs for this recipe but you can use bone in pork chops. If you don’t eat pork try beef ribs or chicken. For my family of three, I start with 2-3 lbs of the boneless country ribs. This makes plenty for our dinner with nice leftovers for our lunches the next couple of days.
If you have a larger family this recipe is easily doubled or even tripled. Some nights I make a double batch and freeze one part for another night. To do that just add your uncooked protein and all the other ingredients to a large freezer bag. Make sure the meat all gets cover in the liquid by massaging it around.
Let the bag marinade in the fridge for about 30 minutes and toss it all around once more before placing it in the freezer. When you get ready to cook it you can bake them in the oven or in your crock pot on high for 4 hour. I recommend thawing it out the night before, then follow the directions below in the recipe section.
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Note: I suggest mixing your marinade ingredients and tasting as you go. Start by adding 1 Tablespoon of your sweetener and adjust with more if desired. If you do not have the "brown sugar" option you can use Trim Healthy Mama Super Sweet or Pyure. Qwen over at Qwen's Nest as a great way to make your own brown sugar substitute also.
Place your country style ribs into a large bowl or a plastic bag.
Mix together all the other ingredients in a bowl. Taste as you go with this mixture and adjust the taste to your liking.
Pour your mixture over your ribs and make sure they are all coated before placing them in the fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes. The longer they chill out in the mixture the better they will be.
Once you are ready to prepare the ribs, remove them from the container and place them on a long baking sheet or dish. Reserve your marinade for the basting sauce.
Place them into a preheated 375 degree oven and bake them for 20 minutes.
As your ribs bake pour your reserved marinade into a smalls sauce pan and bring it slowly to a boil over medium low heat. Boil your sauce for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
After the ribs have cooked for 20 minutes you can drizzle the sauce over the top of the ribs and bake for another 15-20 minutes. Pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to be consumed safely.
Before serving you can sprinkle the dish with some toasted sesame seeds and more chopped green onions if you want.
For the Freezer Meal Option: Place your pork into a large freezer bag. Mix together your marinade in a bowl and then pour it into the bag over the meat. Seal the bag with as little air inside as possible and toss the meat around in marinade so it is all cover. Let the meat sit int he fridge for about 30 minutes and then toss again before freezing. I suggest thawing in the fridge the day before cooking and then placing at meal in a baking dish. Bake the meal at 375 for about 40 minutes. If you want to add a little color you can broil them for the last 2-3 minutes of cooing. You can also cook this dish in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours or low for about 6 hours. My family prefers the oven method but the slow cooker is great for hands off cooking.
For additional information on how to cook your proteins to the safe temperatures you can check out the USDA Website .
I am a southern girl through and through that loves to laugh, cook, read and spend time with family. My passions outside of home schooling my son are ministering to those in need and creating art in the kitchen! Every day is an adventure in our little house and I wouldn't trade it or the chance to share here with you for anything!