Red Cabbage and Pork Casserole

Red Cabbage and Pork Casserole


1 large red cabbage, cored and shredded
2 pounds country pork ribs
About 8 whole cloves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 large ripe tomato, diced
1 tart apple, cored and diced
1 cup diced celery
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon red-wine or cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Boiled potatoes (for serving), optional

Blanch the cabbage in boiling water. Set aside.

Insert 2 whole cloves into each of the ribs. Place the olive oil in
a heavy pot over medium heat; brown the ribs, about 6 minutes per
side. Remove ribs to a plate. Reduce heat to low; add the onion and
cook, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes. Return ribs to pot.

Add reserved cabbage, tomato, apple, celery, bay leaves, vinegar,
sugar, salt and pepper. Cook, partially covered, over medium heat for
15 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium-low heat, stirring
occasionally, until meat is tender, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours more,
making sure the meat does not stick to the bottom of the pot and the
cabbage covers the meat. Serve immediately with potatoes, if desired.

B-man :wink: