Last night’s dinner was fabulous. And it took no time at all to put together. I buy rib tips a lot. They’re the tip of the ribs that are trimmed off when the butcher cuts racks of baby back ribs. They’re MUCH less expensive than ribs, and taste just as good. I will say sometimes they are a bit fattier – but they’re so worth it in the end.
I got 5 lbs of rib tips for about $9 on sale – a pretty good price and we’re going to have enough to stretch into 2 meals for 4 of us. Just over a dollar a person per meal for protein is a great price.
Coca Cola Braised Pork Rib Tips
- 4-5 lbs Pork Rib Tips
- 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt
- 1 Tbsp Fresh Ground Pepper
- 1/4 C. Flour
- 1 C Coca Cola
- 2 Cups Beef Broth or Stock
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Onion Sliced
- 2 Medium Carrots Diced
- 1 C.Crushed Tomato
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 2 Bay Leaves
- 1 Tbsp Thyme
- 2 Tbsp Butter
Preheat the Oven to 375 degrees.
In a baggie or paper bag combine the salt pepper and flour and shake well
Toss in the Rib Tips and coat well
Heat 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil in your dutch oven and brown the rib tips on all sides. You'll have to do this in batches so have a place to set them aside.
When all of the ribs are browned and set aside, add onions, carrots and garlic to the dutch oven and saute until the onions start browning
Add in the Cola, stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, black pepper, thyme, and bay leaves to the stock pot and bring to a simmer
Add back in ribs and cover tightly. When the pot is simmering place in the oven for 2 hours.
Serve with baked or mashed potatoes and enjoy!