Trader Johnny lives right down ther ein Louisiana Cajun country and knows his Cajun recipes. He sent me this a couple years ago and it it truly delicious---simple and easy to prepare and cook while you're preparing appetizers, side dishes, etc. Give this one a try!
Recipe By: Trader Johnny
Serves 2-4

1 large slab pork spareribs
cup flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 chopped onion
1 chopped bell pepper
1 diced carrot
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 bay leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup dry red wine
1 can (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 quart water
1 teaspoon Creole Seasoning

Cut ribs into 2-rib portions. Season the flour with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy pan. Dredge the ribs in the flour and brown them in the oil, a few at a time if necessary.

Remove the ribs from the pan and add the onion, bell pepper and carrot (what no celery?), saute. Stir in the garlic, bay leaves, salt and wine, simmer for a few minutes.

In a large oven-proof pan with a lid place the contents of the skillet. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water and Creole Seasoning. Submerge the ribs in the mixture. Cover and place in a 300 degree oven for 2-3 hours.

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