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Black Cherry Apple Paleo Ribs

Black Cherry Apple Ribs – Ribs

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As I write this, my husband is sitting next to me chowing down. He just gave me a thumbs up and quite a few moans of pleasure. Needless to say, he really really likes these. And I quote “I love having a different style of ribs instead of the same old bbq version. You get an A++ on this one.”

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Minimal preparation in this recipe too. I used my mandolin on the second lowest setting and sliced up the onions and apples in a minute. Easy peazy.

paleo pork ribs protein black cherry slow cooker crock pot meat easy

These are for the paleo foodie for sure. Tender, fall off the bone and a touch of sweet. Searing the tops for a minute or two made these perfect. You can absolutely eat them without searing but its worth the extra minute for the extra amount of flavor.

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{ I always choose organics whenever available }

Black Cherry Apple Paleo Ribs
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Protein, Slow Cooker
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 1 slab of ribs
  • 1 - 2 bottles (8 ounce) pure black cherry juice (can also use pomegranate or grape)
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 red onions sliced thin (I used setting #2 on my mandolin)
  • 2 red delicious or pink lady apples, cored and sliced thin (I used setting #2 on my mandolin)
  • 2 Tbs coconut palm sugar + 1 Tbs more for rubbing
  • 1 Tbs salt
  • 1 Tbs pepper
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbs of ghee (or coconut oil) for searing
Instructions
  1. Slice apples and onions and layer on the bottom of your slow cooker. Put a layer of onions then a layer of apple, repeat until you've used them all.
  2. Rub salt and pepper into ribs. Really rub it in there.
  3. Sprinkle ribs with 1 tablespoon coconut sugar.
  4. Bury ribs in onion/apple mixture and top everything with juice of choice and water. Cut ribs in half if they don't fit in the slow cooker.
  5. Sprinkle with cumin, nutmeg and 2 tablespoons coconut sugar, don't stir.
  6. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  7. Remove from slow cooker and sear the tops in ghee (or coconut oil) at a high temperature for 1 or 2 minutes. It was easiest to slice the slab in fourths then sear.
  8. Serve topped with onions/apple mixture.

 

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Mango Salsa – Peppadew Pepper

Peppadew Pepper Mango Salsa

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This fruity healthy salsa can be used so many different ways.  On fish tacos, chicken, pork or even…ice cream.

Don’t laugh, top a scoop of vanilla ice cream with this salsa. The sweet and spice of the salsa dances with the creamy sweet ice cream on your taste buds beautifully. Seriously, it’s really good.

This recipe is really easy and has one of my all time favorite peppers, Peppadew.  I love this pepper because it’s got a great mild kick to it and it’s sweet too. Plus it adds a nice pop of color to your salsa.  I put these peppers in my scrambled eggs, on portabella pizzas and in my stuffed peppers too.  They have a mild heat combined with sweet. I love them so much!

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I have found Peppadew peppers at World Market and Whole Foods but Amazon also sells them here. I usually only use 3 or 4 per whatever recipe I’m making so the jar lasts me a while.  This is a super versatile pepper. I love them so much (in case you didn’t read that the first time)!

Peppadew Pepper Mango Salsa
 
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  • 1 large Mango (about 1¼ cup of peeled, seeded and diced small)
  • 1 de-seeded and diced small jalepeno
  • A few sprigs of fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 or 4 Peppadew peppers chopped small or ¼ cup red bell pepper for color
  • ½ tbsp orange juice
  • Juice from a large fresh lime or 2 small limes (approximately 1 tablespoon)
  • 2 chopped green onions (the green stem part, not the white bulb)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and serve with fish, chicken, pork or top a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  2. I always make more than necessary for the recipe because I always find another way to use it.

 

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