Hearty Smothered Pork Ribs

Smothered pork ribs are a quick dish that’s hearty and comes together in less than 30 minutes! It also uses only one pan for easy cleanup.

Smothered Pork Ribs

Smothered Pork Ribs

Course Main Course
Servings 2
Calories 350 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 boneless pork ribs (3 oz each)
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced (1 tsp)
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced
  • ½ red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ½ cup chicken stock


  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a heavy saute pan over medium-high heat.
  • Dry pork ribs with paper towels and sprinkle pork ribs with salt and pepper.
  • When oil is heated, brown ribs on all sides (3-4 minutes). Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the remaining tbsp olive oil to the pan. Add garlic, onion, peppers and tomatoes. Saute until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir tomato paste and saute for 1 minute. Add wine and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Add stock, stir and then move vegetables to create a well in the center of the pan.
  • Turn the heat down to medium.
  • Place ribs in well and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 160℉ (about 10 minutes)
  • Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Hack: Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Hack: Frozen or dehydrated vegetables can be used in this recipe.
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Did you know?  Pork is high in many important vitamins and minerals.  Check it out here!

Suggestion:  Pair this dish with some sour cream horseradish mashed potatoes for a real stick-to-your-ribs meal!

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