Grandma Bacik's Fresh Cabbage and Spare Ribs

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2-1/2 lbs pork spare ribs cut into 3-4 bone serving pieces
1 head cabbage sliced
1 can tomato sauce
1 can great northern beans
salt & pepper to taste
vinegar to taste ( at least 1/2 cup)
1 large onion sliced
2 large carrot peeled and sliced
1 tbls beef boullion
1/2 tsp caraway seeds
1. Put ribs in soup pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, skim off scum as they cook. Add salt to taste. Add onions, beef bouillion and carrots and cook on simmer until ribs are almost soft. In another pot put water on to boil, add cabbage, boil about 3 minutes. Pour off water, put vinegar on top, mix, let stand. Take ribs out of pot, set aside. Taste rib water, add salt as needed. Add tomato sauce and beans. Mix all together, add pepper to taste, add cabbage and caraway seeds, taste if you have enough vinegar. Put ribs on top, make sure rbs are covered with juice or add more water. Bring to low boil, simmer for about 20 minutes covered. Serve with boiled potatoes.
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Rita Bacik

Member since Jul 2007

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