Autumn in a Pot

Today is my moms birthday! She doesn’t like to make a big deal of her birthdays so we celebrate it as low key as possible. This means it always involves some home cooking. This is a recipe that my mom has cooked for us many times, but it wasnt until this christmas break that I recorded the recipe. She has made this recipe using a variety of meats but I love the pork spare ribs best because of how the meat falls off the bone. Here’s the catch, my mom is a vegetarian, which means she has never tasted this dish herself. she cooks and adds ingredients based on instinct,”I can tell what the stew needs just by smelling it.” I still don’t understand what she means by this but the flavors are perfectly balanced every time. This stew is layered with rich flavors and is good for casual family dinners. Being stuck in this blizzard, I could really use some of my mom’s stew right now. The best thing is the number of things you can do with the leftovers. Have them with a bowl of pasta, rice or make it into a sandwich. I love you mom, you always inspire me and I can’t wait to cook with you soon 🙂

Mom’s Stew

  • About 6 large pork ribs, cut into serving-sized pieces (should have about 15)
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Bay
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • 5 baby potatoes
  • 6 small tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 bottle of wine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a large bowl, season pork ribs with black pepper, salt, worcestershire sauce, paprika and garlic. Let marinade for 20 minutes.
  2. In a casserole or stew dish, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan with bay leaves.
  3. Over medium heat, add the pork ribs and let brown slightly.
  4. Once braised, add oregano, rosemary, potatoes, tomatoes and onion to the dish.
  5. Add 1/2 bottle of wine.
  6. Cover dish and cook for about 1 hour or until the meat falls off bones.

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