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Chocolate Chili Cinnamon Ribs

Posted on February 04, 2014 by Alyssa Cassidy

Upon being introduced to Teeny Tiny Spice Company’s seasonings, I fell in love- it was immediate. I can cook the most basic grilled chicken, then hit it once with one of their amazing blends and it instantly tastes like I’ve spent hours in the kitchen coming up with taste combinations to perfect the flavor I achieved. What’s also great about these seasoning is that they are true artisans- their mixes are hand blended, freshly ground and packaged in this great tin container that keeps out the air and sunlight to ensure freshness. These contain no: gluten, GMOs, msg, preservatives and ARE: vegan, kosher and organic. What’s not to love?

I digress. So, I mixed a few common pantry items with some fresh, organic boneless pork ribs and added in this jewel of a seasoning mix for an easy, spicy meal. 


You will need:

  • the AMAZING Chocolate Chili by Teeny Tiny Spice Co. 
  • 6-8 medium sized pork ribs (any cut of meat will work to be honest)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp honey
  • salt, pepper and garlic to taste
  • cinnamon
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomato (I had canned organic diced tomato on hand- obviously fresh is better but in a bind, this does the trick)

Preheat oven to 350.

  1. First, drain the liquid from you can of tomato if using canned. image
  2. Add to a small food processor or blender, along with 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp honey, salt and pepper (1/4 tsp works), 1/2 tsp garlic (I go heavy on garlic), few shakes of cinnamon and 1/2 to 1 tsp of the Chocolate Chili (I used 1 tsp and had to add 1 tbsp coconut milk to help cool the heat, but I’m a wuss when it comes to spicy foods.)
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Salt, pepper and garlic your pork. image
  5. Cover the bottom of you pan with about 1/2 of the mixture.
  6. Throw your pork in and roll it around until its all covered with the sauce.image
  7. Bake for an hour, spooning the mixture that has dripped of, back onto the pork halfway through.
  8. Carefully remove from the oven and flip the pork. Cover with remaining sauce
  9. Bake for another 45-60 minutes or until pork is cooked through. I like to broil mine at the end to get a little crisp finish.

Let sit for 5 minutes and enjoy!

Posted in chocolate, paleo, pork, primal, recipe, teenytinyspiceco



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