Cranberry Orange Pork By Guest Blogger Erin


Hey y’all! I’m Erin from the PickleBee and I’m so excited to be able to share one of my favorite crock pot recipes with you here at The Nifty Thrifty Family!

One of the smells of fall that I look forward to every year is cranberry - and when you pair that with orange, I’m in heaven! Fall is my favorite season, and this recipe is the perfect thing to come home to if you’ve spent the day out pumpkin picking or out enjoying the crisp weather.

I chose to use Country style pork robs for this recipe because I can usually get a great deal on them when they are on sale, and they get super tender and tasty cooked in the slow cooker. You can use this same idea with any piece of pork - chops or a roast - and it would be equally delicious.

Ingredients:
2 lbs country style Pork Ribs (6 ribs)
1 can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
1 Orange
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
Salt & Pepper
Crushed Red Pepper - Optional

Liberally salt and pepper your pork ribs and sear them in a hot skillet until brown on all sides. This is just for color and to get a crust on each side! About 3 minutes per side is my rule of thumb.


Put the ribs into your slow cooker.  

Combine your cranberry sauce, juice of one orange, zest from ½ the orange, and worcestershire sauce in a small bowl and pour over the pork. If you would like to add a little heat, crushed red pepper is a great choice - I add about ⅛ tsp but adjust this to suit your taste or omit completely.




Cook in slow cooker on low for 6 hours.

Thank You so much Erin for sharing this wonderful mouth watering recipe. I am going to have to add this recipe to my shopping list this week. Everyone make sure you swing by and check out Erin's other great post over at her blog The Pickle Bee.
Make sure you let her know that the Nifty Thrifty Family sent you.