BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

September 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM | Posted in greenbeans, Pork, potatoes, ribs | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans

 

 

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For Breakfast this morning I prepared a 2 Egg Cheese Omelet (using Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar), 2 Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links, 2 toasted slices of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (lightly buttered), and my usual morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Love a good Breakfast! Gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry and then went to the bank for her and stopped by Kroger. Back home cleaned up around the outside. It’s a sunny day out with a high around 84 degrees with the humidity. Ran the vacuum and dusted, everything done for the day! For dinner tonight I prepared a BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs w/ Roasted Red Potatoes and Cut Green Beans.

 
I had a Dinner all planned out but I needed Mushrooms. So after Breakfast I had went to Kroger for 1 Item, bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-red-potatoes-green-beans-001Mushrooms. If you are like me, you can never go to the store and leave with just that 1 Item! So I got the Mushrooms and then some Potatoes, Carrots, Sugar Snap Peas, and some Alexia French Fries. Then I stopped by the Meat and Seafood Department and came across a new item, and my Dinner Menu has just changed! I came across a package of Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs. These looked too good to pass up so I grabbed a package of it and a package of the Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Carnitas Boneless Petite Pork Shoulder Roast, the Roast is for later this week and the Ribs tonight! The Pork Loin Boneless Backribs are just over 1 lb. and already Rubbed and Seasoned.

 

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I chose the Baking Method to prepare it. I preheated the oven on 350°F. Removed the meat from package and placed cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan. The instructions said to cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal the temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat. It took about the full 45 minutes to reach the 145°F. Removed from oven and let rest 3 minutes. Then carve and serve. Lean, moist, and seasoned perfectly! Just an excellent flavor and very tender. We have a new keeper item!

 

Roasted Red Potatoes
So to go with the Ribs I prepared some Roasted Baby Red Potatoes. Preheated the oven on 400 degrees. Next, I washed and scrubbed the Potatoes off. To prepare them I needed; 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper. I start by heating up a Cast Iron Skillet on medium heat and as that’s heating up I cut the Baby Red Potatoes in half. Combined all ingredients in a large bowl and added the Potatoes. Toss to coat Potatoes and added them to the Skillet. Fry them about 4-5 minutes and transfer the Skillet to the oven, for about 15 – 20 minutes until they are fork tender. This is why I love using Cast Iron Skillets, from the stove to the oven, and then an easy clean up.

 

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I also heated up a can of Del Monte Cut Green Beans along with a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread (Lightly Buttered). Had a Diet Peach Snapple to drink. For Dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Devine Triple Chocolate Ice Cream Bar, only 80 calories and 12 net carbs per bar.

 

 

 

 

 

Swift Premium Dry Rubbed Kansas City Style BBQ Pork Loin Boneless Backribs

Cooking Directions:swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs

Grilling:
1 – Pre-heat gas or charcoal grill to medium-high heat.
2 – Remove meat from package and place on grill, cut side up.
3 – Grill for 20 minutes, turning 2 to 3 times until internal temperature reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from grill and let rest in covered pan for 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
For the Oven:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 – Remove meat from package and place cut side up in an uncovered roasting pan.
3 – Cook approximately 40 to 45 minutes or until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reaches 145°F in the thickest part of the meat.
4 – Remove from oven and let rest 3 minutes.
5 – Carve and serve.
*Grill and oven temperatures may vary, adjust cooking time accordingly.

 

Ingredients: Pork, sugar, salt, spices including paprika, onion & garlic and natural hickory smoke flavor (contains swift-premium-dry-rubbed-kansas-city-style-bbq-pork-loin-boneless-backribs-packagedmaltodextrin).

 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 4 oz Amount Per Serving Calories 210 Calories from Fat 120 % Daily Value*Total Fat 13g 20% Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%Trans Fat 0gCholesterol 55mg 18%Sodium 470mg 20%Total Carbohydrate 2g1% Dietary Fiber 0g0% Sugars 1gProtein 21g 42%

 

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Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

August 14, 2016 at 5:02 PM | Posted in Idahoan Potato Products, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, ribs | 4 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

 
For Breakfast on this Sunday Morning I toasted a Healthy Life English Muffin and topped it Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Gr 006with a Poached Egg. Also had that every morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Our rain yesterday fizzled out, a lot of rolling thunder with a couple of brief down pours. All that it did was make the humidity higher! Today we got dumped on though. It poured on and off all day. We do need the rain though. Still very humid out again. I did manage to go to Kroger in between showers and pick up a few items for tomorrows Dinner. Not much else going on today but sitting back and watching the storms pass by! For Dinner tonight Mom’s Favorite, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

 

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Yesterday Mom made the comment “You know what sounds good?” So when she says that I know It’s time to make my Crock Pot Ribs. Mom’s favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she’s been wanting some Ribs. So “what Mom wants Mom gets”. So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. She I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

 

 

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Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

 

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For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. For dessert/snack later I had a ball of fresh Mozzarella that I sliced thin and served on Ritz Whole Grain Crackers.

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product DescriptionIdahoan Au Graten

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

March 22, 2016 at 4:46 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans

 

 

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Had a light Breakfast to start the day. I had a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin topped with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Along with the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I ran Mom to Kroger and on the way home had to stop by the bank and update our credit cards and change the passwords. Back home gave Mom a hand with a couple of loads of laundry. Then did some cleaning of the house. This morning I put our dinner in the Crock Pot. Tonight it’s Mom’s favorite Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Cut Italian Green Beans.

 

 

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs Seasoning

 

Mom’s favorite meal is my Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs and she’s been wanting some Ribs. So what Mom wants Mom gets! So Ribs it is for dinner tonight. So I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge.

 

 

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Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time. I would like to thank who ever invented the Crock Pot Liners! I always use them when using the Crock Pot.

 

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For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can of Allens Cut Italian Green Beans. For dessert a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product DescriptionIdahoan Au Gratin

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instructions

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

BBQ Country Style Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread

October 27, 2015 at 4:54 PM | Posted in BBQ, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: BBQ Country Style Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread

 

 

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After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Mom and Dad’s Breakfast. As I was leaving McDonald’s I was coming to a red light and started slowing down and my brake line busted. I wasn’t going very fast so it was easy to stop, and I was close to home. Called a tow truck when I got home and had it towed to the mechanic I always use. My car has 148,000 miles on it and I’m replacing a few things on now and then but still cheaper than a car payment. Just hope my run of car problems don’t continue! Anyway for dinner tonight it’s all comfort food! I prepared BBQ Country Style Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, and Baked French Bread.

 

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While in Kroger yesterday I noticed they had Country Style Pork Ribs on sale so I picked a package up. So tonight I’m preparing BBQ Country Style Ribs. A simple and easy recipe to prepare. I’ll need: 1 package Country Style Pork Ribs, Minced Garlic, Sea Salt, JB”s Fat Boy HaugWaush BBQ Sauce, and JB’s Fat Boy Premium All Purpose Rub.

 

 

 

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Then to prepare them I preheated the oven to 250 degrees F. In a shallow baking pan I placed the ribs in a single layer; salted and applied the Rub. Spread the garlic on the ribs. Bake in a preheated oven for 2 hours – the ribs should be tender. Drained the grease and liquid. Poured the BBQ sauce over the ribs. Returned to oven and bake one more hour at 200 to 250 degrees F. And let’s eat! Fantastic BBQ flavor and the ribs were so moist and tender! We have a good “Keeper Recipe” for Country Style Ribs!

 
For one side I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Just microwave for 6 minutes and serve. Just as good as homemade, if not better.

 

Home Canned Green Beans

Home Canned Green Beans

Then I opened up a Mason Jar of our Canned Green Beans, canned in the Summer of 2013. Love these Beans, they taste just as fresh as the day we bought them. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, Mom’s favorite. For dessert later tonight a Healthy Choice Frozen Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

BBQ Country Style Ribs

Ingredients
10 country-style pork ribsAll Recipes
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
Directions
1 – Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
2 – In a shallow baking pan or roaster, place ribs in a single layer; salt if desired. Spread the garlic on the ribs. Bake in a preheated oven for 2 hours – the ribs should be tender. Drain any grease and liquid. Pour BBQ sauce over the ribs. Return to oven and bake one more hour at 200 to 250 degrees F.

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Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

July 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

 

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Went out early this morning to get the morning paper and a large Doe Deer was coming across the street and going on into woods behind us, beautiful site to start the day! Had a Simple Truth Breakfast Sandwich to start the day, really enjoy these. It wasn’t humid out until the sun finally broke through the clouds and the humidity shot up. A lot of rain again overnight, now we are getting too much rain. There was an article in the paper talking about with all the rain its hampering Yard Care Businesses and local Farms. Usually we don’t seem to get enough rain but not this year. For dinner tonight Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 

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Mom had been wanting some Ribs so what my Mom wants my Mom gets! So I picked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. And these were some Pork Back Ribs, 4 1/2 lbs. worth! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea Salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot little to no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For side dishes I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. Then I heated up a can Del Monte Cut Green Beans. For dessert a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation InstructionIdahoan Au Graten

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

February 12, 2015 at 6:13 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

 

 

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Very cold and windy out today, our streak of good weather is over! Even colder as the week goes on, near 0 by Sunday morning. Today is my Mom’s Birthday! So this morning I made her and Dad French Toast, Sausage Links, and diced up a little Fruit for them. Then for Dinner I told Mom to pick out her favorite Dinner and she chose Crock Pot Ribs. Tonight I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 
Mom had been wanting some Ribs so what better day to have them than on her Birthday! So I picCrock Pot Pork Back Ribs 002ked up a package at Kroger yesterday, they always have top quality Pork. Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then seasoned them with Sea salt and Black Pepper and then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For side dishes my Mom prepared some more of the canned fresh Green Beans, or a Mess of Beans as she says, she had purchased from out in Ross at Farmer’s Stand and canned during the Summer. Then I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Greek Yogurt. Happy Birthday Mom, love you!

 

 
Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle CasseroleIdahoan Au Graten

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

Preparation Instruction

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

 

http://www.idahoan.com/products/retail/augratin-homestyle-casserole

Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

August 14, 2014 at 5:14 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, Idahoan Potato Products, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans

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It’s been one of those long days around here today. This morning after I got the Ribs cooking in the Crock Pot we were going to take my Dad to the doctor, with flu-like symptoms. But he got dizzy and almost fell so we called 911 and let them take him on to the hospital. They did release him after about 4 hours, still waiting on results of the tests. Hopefully good news! For dinner tonight, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Potatoes Au Gratin and Green Beans.

 

 

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Mom had been wanting some Ribs, so I picked up some at Kroger the other day, they always have top quality Pork. Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low,e. for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs were incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

 
For side dishes my Mom prepared some more of the fresh Green Beans, or a Mess of Beans as she says, she had purchased from out in Ross at Farmer’s Stand and I prepared some Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle Casserole. I left the Idahoan Product info and instructions at the end of the post. For dessert a Healthy Choice Vanilla Bean Frozen Greek Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Idahoan Au Gratin Homestyle CasseroleIdahoan Au Graten

 

Product Description

There’s no better way to start a savory Au Gratin homestyle casserole than with world-famous Idaho® potatoes, which is why you’ll taste only 100% grown-in-Idaho potatoes in this rich & cheesy side. For family meals or for special occasions, this cheesy, delicious dish is sure to please.

 

Preparation Instruction

Oven Directions

Best for Golden Browning

 

PREHEAT oven to 450°F. COMBINE potatoes and sauce mix in 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
STIR in 1 1/2 cups boiling water, 3/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 Tbsp. margarine or butter with whisk.
BAKE uncovered for 25 minutes or until top is golden brown and potatoes are tender (sauce will thicken slightly when cooling).
Remove from oven and let stand a few minutes before serving.
BAKING NOTES: To prepare 2 casseroles at once, double all ingredients, increase baking dish size accordingly, and bake about 30 min. To bake potatoes and roast meat at the same time, bake at 375°F for about 45 min; 350°F for about 50 min; or 325°F for about 60 min.

 

 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving Unprepared Prepared
Calories 100 160
Total Fat 1g* 2% 9%
Saturated Fat 0g 0% 8%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0% 2%
Sodium 590mg 25% 28%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7% 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4% 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g

 

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Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

July 6, 2014 at 5:15 PM | Posted in Crock Pot, greenbeans, JB's Fatboy Sauces and Rub, Pork, potatoes, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans

 

 

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It’s been a very laid back Sunday around the house. Woke up starving this morning so I made a Breakfast Sandwich along with a cup of hot brewed Decaf Green Tea. Used a toasted Healthy Choice Multi-Grain English Muffin along with a fried slice of Turkey Spam, a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and a (medium size) Scrambled Egg. A delicious way to start the day! Later got in an on-line Scrabble Tournament and that was about it for the afternoon. Yesterday Mom had stopped at the store and brought home some Pork Back Ribs si I knew what I would be preparing for dinner, Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Baked Potato and Green Beans.

 

 

 

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Mom had purchased the Ribs from Kroger. They always have some of the best top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot out, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge and the bags, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put the Ribs in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us here, JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. These Ribs are incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

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For one side I had the other half of the baked Potato from last night. I made Mom and Dad some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes. Then I cooked up some fresh Green Beans, we purchased these at a farm out in Ross, Ohio. Then I baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread, I passed on the bread. For dessert later a slice of Mom’s Apple pie, it’s made with Splenda Sugar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

Wild Idea Buffalo – Everything I know About Cooking Buffalo Ribs

June 25, 2014 at 5:32 AM | Posted in ribs, Wild Idea Buffalo | 3 Comments
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From Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo, Everything I know About Cooking Buffalo Ribs. Some great info and tips on Buffalo Ribs, Enjoy!

 
Everything I know About Cooking Buffalo Ribs
By: Jill O’Brien

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Ribs
Ribs are enjoyed year around, but with the grilling season in full swing, I have received a few good questions recently on the preparation of them. Hopefully it will clarify some of your questions too.

The first lesson is: 100% Grass-Fed Bison Ribs are not like corn finished bison or beef ribs. If you are following a recipe that is formulated using pork or corn fed meat and are using Wild Idea Buffalo 100% Grass-Fed Ribs, and it doesn’t turn out, this could be why. When you find a recipe that sounds good to you, it doesn’t mean that you have to abandon the idea of the recipe. Use the seasonings, liquids or sauces, but for best results, follow one of the techniques listed below.

Before we get to techniques, here are a few other options you have in preparing ribs.

*Removing membrane from the backside of ribs: I do this only occasionally, if I’m preparing for a fancier affair, otherwise I leave the membrane intact. It will become soft during cooking process and is easy to remove after cooking or while eating. If you choose to remove the membrane, slide a knife between membrane and meat, preferably at a corner, until you can easily grab a hold of the membrane with your fingers. Drop your knife and use one hand as resistance on ribs and the other to pull the membrane away from the meat.

*Trimming: Some people choose to trim the ribs of exterior fat. I do not, unless there is an excessive layer of fat on the ribs. During the cooking process the fat will become very gelatinous and buttery, which my family likes. This however is a personal preference.

*Scoring ribs: I score the ribs if I am marinating, to tenderize or to get more of the marinade flavor or rub into the meat. Score buffalo ribs by making about ½ inch deep and 1 inch long cuts in the meat or fat.

*Marinating: If you are using a marinade to tenderize and not just flavor the buffalo ribs, my recommendation is pineapple juice, or better yet pureed pineapple. The enzymes in pineapple will assist in breaking down the connective tissue. For ribs you can marinade in pineapple for up to 24 hours, but watch marinating time on other cuts of meat, as pineapple can turn a roast or steak into mushy meat. If you are interested in marinating you might want to try my recipe for Wild Idea Buffalo Jerk Ribs, located here, http://wildideabuffalo.com/2014/grilled-jerk-buffalo-ribs/.

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The following techniques, for the listed Wild Idea Buffalo rib cuts, I have found to be very successful.

*For Un-Cut Short Plate and Short Ribs:

*Braising Technique: Cook ribs in liquid in a heavy roaster, Dutch oven or Crock Pot, covered with lid or heavy foil. Braising achieves tenderness, and keeps meat moist and juicy. If braising is done in oven, set oven temperature to 375° and braise for 3.5 to 4 hours, for fall of the bone tender ribs. Use less time if you want buffalo ribs a little chewy. Lower temperatures can be used, but time will need to be increased, which works well for Crock Pots or lower oven settings of around 190°. Adjust time and temperature based on poundage of product. Also know your slow cooker, as each preform a little differently. I have braised ribs in a slow cooker for 6 to 8 hours depending on setting and poundage. Product is ready when you can easily pull meat apart with two forks. Continue braising until this is achieved. Additional liquids may be needed. After braising is complete, you can finish on the grill and baste with sauce. Preheat grill to 400°, and place foil over grill grates. Place ribs on top of foil and make slits with I knife in the foil. Baste with your favorite sauce, keep grill lid closed during cooking time and turn every couple of minutes. Grill for about 6 minutes, or until desired charred stickiness is accomplished.

*Foil Wrap Steaming over Indirect Grilling: Place bison ribs on top of 2 sheets of heavy foil. Add a quarter to a half-cup of liquid, and seal edges tightly. Place foil wrapped ribs in 500° preheated grill, close grill lid and cook for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375° – 400°, and move foil wrapped ribs to an indirect heat area of the grill.

Cook ribs for 3.5 to 4 hours, or until ribs are to your desired tenderness. About 4 hours for fall of the bone tender ribs. Remove from grill and drain juices from foil. (Pan juices are great to add to a sauce). Increase grill heat to 450°, open foil and move ribs over direct heat. Baste with your favorite sauce, closing grill lid during cooking time, turning every two minutes until desired charred stickiness is accomplished.

*Buffalo Back Ribs: Braising or Foil Steam is optional, but not necessary. My preference is grilling. Ribs will have a little chew to them, but my guys prefer their Back Ribs this way. If you choose to braise or foil steam, decrease your time to 1/3 of above suggested.

*Grilling: For a more tender result, marinate first. Preheat grill to 400°, and place foil over grill grates. Place ribs on top of foil and make slits with I knife in the foil. Turn ribs every 3 minutes, keeping grill lid closed during cooking. Do this for about 6 minutes total. After initial cooking you can start basting ribs with your sauce, again keeping grill lid closed during cooking time, and turning every couple of minutes until desired charred stickiness is accomplished.

Here is another more traditional recipe that will produce a successful outcome. http://wildideabuffalo.com/2012/buffalo-short-ribs-un-cut-short-plate/

I do hope you find these tips and recipes helpful. If you have a technique or recipe that you have found to be successful, I would love to hear from you. Cheers! Jill.

 
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Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and …

January 26, 2014 at 6:13 PM | Posted in Bob Evan's, Crock Pot, Pork, ribs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and 3 Bean Salad

 

 

 

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The temps weren’t too bad this morning when I ventured out to fetch the paper, above zero at least and little to no wind. But as the day went on it gradually got colder and it’s supposed to keep dropping, minus 10 by Tuesday morning! Everyone wanted Ribs for dinner so I cut the rack of ribs up and let them marinate overnight in the fridge. Dinner tonight, I prepared Crock Pot Pork Back Ribs w/ Mashed Potatoes, Mini Ears of Sweet Corn, and 3 Bean Salad.

 

 

 

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Ready for the Crock Pot

I purchased the Ribs from Kroger the other day. They always have some of the best top quality Pork, too bad their Beef isn’t as good! Last night before I went to bed I cut the Ribs in half, so they’ll fit in the Crock Pot, and put each half in a Hefty Gallon Plastic Bag then covered the Ribs in JB’s Fat Boy Haug Waush BBQ Sauce to marinate all night in the fridge. Then this morning I got out the Crock Pot, lined it with a Reynold’s Crock Pot Plastic Liner, and sprayed that with Pam Non-Stick Spray. Got the Ribs out of the fridge and the bags, discarded the Hefty Bags, and put them in the Crock Pot where I let them cook and simmer, on low, for about 8 hours. Long up in the afternoon you can start smelling the aroma of the Ribs, intoxicating! After 8 hours their ready and now for the hard part of cooking them, getting them out whole without breaking them up! Their that tender, when eating them you need no knife, the bones just slide out. Tender, moist and just full of flavor! For all of us JB’s Fat Boy Sauces and Rubs can’t be beat. The Ribs are incredible! Plus I love using that Crock Pot, no mess and with the plastic liner in the Crock Pot no clean-up. Just wipe it down and store it for the next time.

 

 

 
For one side I heated up some Bob Evan’s Mashed Potatoes, just microwave for a total of 6 minutes and their ready. Then I boiled some Green Giant Mini Ears of Sweet Corn. A great replacement, and sometimes better, for fresh Corn on the Cob. Then I opened up a can of Read 3 Bean Salad. A delicious Sunday Dinner! For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
Pork RibsPork back ribs
Pork ribs are a cut of pork popular in North American and Asian cuisines. The ribcage of a domestic pig, meat and bones together, is cut into usable pieces, prepared by smoking, grilling, or baking – usually with a sauce, often barbecue – and then served.
Several different types of ribs are available, depending on the section of rib cage from which they are cut. Variation in the thickness of the meat and bone, as well as levels of fat in each cut, can alter the flavor and texture of the prepared dish. The inner surface of the rib cage is covered by a layer of connective tissue (pleura) that is difficult to cook tender; it is usually removed before marinating or cooking.

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