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Pork Back Ribs with Spicy Nopales Salsa is a recipe that you can make for a crowd and is perfect for holiday gatherings.
Pork Back Ribs with Spicy Nopales Salsa has everything that a good rib recipe should. It uses Smithfield Fresh Pork Back Ribs, combined with lots of delicious seasoning and an amazing salsa made with Jalapeños and Nopales that will have your guests begging for more.
I have always loved trying to rib recipes. Pork back ribs is one of my favorite cuts of meat and there are so many amazing recipes that you can make with it. I love grilling them and backing them, and combining them with sauces that can be sweet or spicy (or sometimes both). Today’s recipe is more of the spicy variety, but don’t worry, they aren’t so spicy that you can’t enjoy them. There is a perfect balance of heat so that you can keep eating more and more.
I always love to include ingredients that I grew up eating in Mexico. For example, in this recipe I use delicious nopales and spicy jalapeños to create a delicious salsa for these delicious Smithfield Fresh Pork back ribs.
I have mentioned this in previous posts, but Smithfield Fresh Pork is my go-to brand for high quality, fresh cuts of pork. When I use Smithfield Fresh Pork, I can concentrate more on the other flavors, because I have confidence that the pork is fresh and delicious.
For this recipe, you will want to cut the pork back ribs into individual pieces before frying them. After that, you will create a delicious chipotle-nopales salsa to serve over the ribs. I made these for a picnic that we were planning last week, and after the first bite my husband was asking for more.
The flavor on these pork back ribs is out of this world and it is convenient to have them in nice individual pieces so that you don’t have to worry about cutting them up after they are cooked.
Check out the recipe below and let me know how they turn out. Also, don’t forget to check out saborsmithfield.com for even more delicious recipes using Smithfield Fresh Pork.
Pork Back Ribs with Spicy Nopales Salsa
- 1 Rack of Smithfield Fresh Pork Back Ribs cut into individual pieces
- 1 Jar of Nopales From the Hispanic Section - drained
- 3 Tomatoes diced
- 1/2 Onion diced
- 1/2 Bunch of Cilantro chopped
- 2 Jalapenos diced
- 2 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 Cup of Tomato Sauce
- 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon of Oregano
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Cumin
- 1/2 Tablespoon of Paprika
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Oil for frying
- Fry the individual rib pieces in oil until cooked through
- Combine the tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, and cilantro with a small amount of oil and stir well.
- Add the nopales and stir.
- Add the ribs and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
- Add the tomato sauce and stir.
- Combine the seasonings and add to the pan, and stir well.
- Let simmer for about 10 minutes over medium heat.