La Différence

La Différence
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Friday, 20 May 2016

Sticky Coca-Cola Spare Ribs Joonie Style (Slimming World)

This is my good friend June's recipe that she recently shared with me. We've both been slimming with Slimming World and these gorgeous ribs are sin free which is a major bonus.  Sounds so strange but the ribs are cooked in diet coke. As always I tweaked the recipe a little to suit my taste. These are sticky and lip-smacking delish. Great for the whole family.

The recipe should serve 4 as a starter

2lbs pork spare ribs, all obvious fat removed
2 cans diet coke
1 large carrot chopped
1 large onion chopped
2 sticks of celery chopped
salt & pepper

Put all the above in a saucepan,  bring to the boil and simmer for around 1½ hrs

Remove the ribs and reduce the cooking liquid by half

Place the ribs into a roasting tray & set the oven to 180c/350f/gas4

Strain the cooking liquid into a jug discarding the chopped vegetables

to the liquid I added
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
1 heaped teaspoon Chinese Five Spice powder
2 whole star anise seeds
1 large/2 medium red chillies chopped
3 or 4 chopped spring onions

Add everything to jug except the spring onions.
Pour over the ribs
Bake for around 40 minutes turning once or twice while cooking
The Ribs are ready when they are sticky and most of the liquid has been evaporated
Sprinkle of the spring onions and bake for a couple more minutes.
Serve while still hot.



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  2. Love these Dor, I've made them so many times and everyone goes wild for them. Thank you for the recipe x Natalie

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