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Skillet Braised Country-Style Rib Dinner with Onion Gravy. Country-Style Ribs seared and braised in a white wine and onion gravy.
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Skillet Braised Country-Style Rib Dinner with Onion Gravy

Let's talk about  the Skillet Braised Country-Style Rib Dinner with Onion Gravy that I  fixed in my Lodge cast iron skillet.  It's a one pot skillet meal that's  so good it will make you want to swallow your tongue. The pork is tender like butter and the gravy has a flavor you'll crave for the rest of your natural life.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds country-style ribs - cut into 3 inch long pieces
  • 2 tablespoons 4-1-1 seasoning
  • cooking oil
  • 3 large sweet onions peeled and sliced thin
  • additional cooking oil if needed
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken stock or water depending on size of skillet
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 small to medium Yukon gold potatoes peeled
  • 6 to 8 eight medium carrots peeled and trimmed but left whole
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Liberally season pork with 4-1-1. Heat 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cover bottom with cooking oil. When hot, brown pork on all sides. Remove to platter and set aside.
  • Add onions to skillet with additional cooking oil, if needed. Cook onions for 5 minutes or until they start to brown slightly.
  • Deglaze pan with wine. Stir until all browned bits are loosened in the bottom of the pan.
  • Return pork to skillet. Add chicken stock and bay leaves. Cover. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove cover and flip over pork pieces. Snuggle potatoes in with the onions and pork.
  • Lay carrots across the top of pork and potatoes.
  • Cover and continue to cook on low for an additional 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove carrots, potatoes and pork from skillet and arrange on a platter.
  • Mix cornstarch with a small amount of cold water.
  • Pour into pan gravy and stir until thickened. If gravy doesn't thicken quickly, turn up the heat to medium high and stir constantly. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Pour into a bowl and serve alongside pork and vegetables.
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