Ribs to the Rescue: Delicious and simple game-day winners
You’ve got your favorite team. Your bracket is ready to go. All that’s left to do is choose the perfect menu star while the competition on the court – and on the sidelines – heats up. Serve up something your friends and family will love almost as much as the game itself: pork.
The traditional favorites are great, but to take your game-day gathering a notch above the rest, try a winning recipe like Slow-Cooker Root Beer Ribs. The perfect choice for serving a fired-up crowd, these fall-off-the-bone, St. Louis-style spareribs are known for their delicious, meaty pork flavor. Slow-cooked until tender in a root beer-infused sauce with a chili powder kick, these ribs are easy enough to prepare that you won’t have to miss any of the action.
For sides, try:
* A refreshing slaw with a hint of sweetness from apples, oranges or raisins
* Oven-roasted sweet potato fries, dipped in extra sauce from the ribs
* Extra-creamy macaroni and cheese with bacon
If you’re entertaining a large crowd, make one batch with root beer and try another with cola, and let your guests pick their favorite. Garnish with thin slivers of red onion for a trophy-worthy presentation. If you don’t have a slow cooker, roast ribs until tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
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Source: National Pork Board