Braised Country Style Pork Ribs

Prep Time
2h 30m

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Country style pork ribs are meatier than other rib cuts, and when braised they become fork tender. We like to use bone-in ribs for maximum flavor and season them with garlic powder, coriander, and fennel seed; then simmer in a savory sauce made using our Crushed Tomatoes Chili Ready and Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles.


3 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds bone-in country style pork ribs
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 tablespoon ground fennel seed
fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
salt, to taste
2 sweet onions, diced
6 garlic cloves, sliced
4 carrots, peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces
1 (15 ounce) can Red Gold® Chili Ready Crushed Tomatoes 15 oz
1 (14.5 ounce) can Red Gold® Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
1 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, coriander, fennel, salt, and pepper. Pat the ribs dry and season them on all sides with the spice mixture, rubbing it in to the meat.
  • Heat the oil in a large, heavy pan with a lid, over medium heat. Add the pork and sear on all sides until golden brown; about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the ribs to a platter and set aside.
  • To the same pan the onion, garlic, and carrots and cook for 5 minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, rosemary, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Add the ribs back to the pan and nestle them into the tomato mixture. Reduce the heat to simmer and cover, simmer for 2 hours.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped parsley before serving.