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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This Week's Crockpot Success


My daughter prepared another winner in the crockpot this week! She picked the Cranberry-Chipotle Country-Style Ribs (p.39) from the March edition of Skinny Slow Cooker published by Better Homes and Gardens. It was fabulous! And so easy to prepare with only 5 ingredients. And the calories per serving is an amazing 395 calories!

We don't ever fix ribs at home. We think of them as fatty and requiring a long time to cook. However, by trimming the fat and using the slow cooker our usual objections were handily eliminated. And the chipotle peppers combined with the whole berry cranberry sauce made for a dynamic duo of flavor.

We paired the ribs with roasted rounds of sweet potato (1/2 of a potato per person) and steamed broccoli (1 cup). It made for a satisfying meal, colorful and flavorful and with in the 500 calorie range for the meal.

We will definitely repeat this menu.