Sunday, October 7, 2012

"Eye-Popping" Ribs

Looking for something "spooktacular" to serve your family for Halloween?!  Here it is folks!  Ribs, brewed with "Witches Brew" along side Apple "Eye balls!"

How did this come to be? Well, I had it in my head that I really wanted to make something with "Witches Brew" wine.  It actually caused me to run to the store for it at 10:40 p.m.  (I know, I know!  But, I really wanted to make this!)   Once I tasted it, I knew just what to do!  That's where the Apple "Eye balls" come in to play!  Apples are always good with pork, but with the flavor of the Witches Brew, I knew it would be awesome!  So, I used a melon baller to scoop "eye balls" out of my apples!

The results?!  A "Die-licious" creation!!!!!  Not only was this awesome, but my "eye balls" actually held up in the crock and still looked like I had intended!  BONUS!  My daughter got a big kick out of this meal!  She had a lot of fun at dinner!

"Eye-Popping" Ribs

2 lbs. Boneless Country Ribs, FROZEN
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
2 apples, "eye balls" cut out with a melon baller
2 cups Leelanau Cellars Witches Brew (this is wine)

Directions: (I used a 3 Quart Slow Cooker for this recipe)
Place the ribs into your crock.
Add the brown sugar, garlic powder and onion powder.
Add your apple "eye balls!"
Lastly, pour your Witches Brew over your ribs and apple "eye balls."
Cook on LOW for 9-10 hours or on HIGH for 4.5-5 hours.

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  1. OH M-EYE- (sorry, couldn't resist) - I can't WAIT to try this recipe!! LOVE pork and apples...and have NEVER thought to cook with Witch's Brew!! I am not sure I will be able to part with it from my glass!! Hmmmm...this recipe might just be expanding my recipe collection for fall harvest things! I don't have any pork ribs, but have a small loin, going to throw this in for dinner tonight!! YUM!!!

    1. Hee hee!! Good one! That's why this is so much fun! Don't worry, there will be enough wine left over for a glass or two! :)