Cola-Braised Pork Ribs & Sweet Potato Mash

Prep time: 15 minmin
Total time: 120min
Serves: 8
4 lb
2 racks baby back ribs , cut into 3-rib pieces
2 kg
1 tsp
salt, divided
5 mL
1/2 tsp
pepper
2 mL
1 tbsp
vegetable oil
15 mL
1 can
cola
341 mL
2 cups
reduced sodium beef broth
500 mL
1
onion, halved
2
carrots, halved cross-wise
4 cloves
garlic, crushed
4
peppercorns
3
sprigs fresh thyme
1 each
bay leaf and allspice berry
3 lbs
4 large sweet potatoes
1.5 kg
2 tbsp
olive oil
30 mL
2
green onions, finely chopped
Per serving (1/8 of the recipe):
calories
460
fat
26 g
saturated fat
8 g
carbs
32 g
sugar
14 g
protein
25 g
cholestrol
80 mg
fibre
4 g
sodium
580 mg

Directions

  1. Pat ribs dry. Season with 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown ribs. Transfer to plate.

  2. In large Dutch oven, combine cola, broth, 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, onion, carrots, garlic, peppercorns, thyme, bay leaf and allspice. Bring cola mixture to a boil. Add ribs. Remove from heat, cover with lid and transfer to preheated 325°F (160°C) oven. Cook 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hr. until meat is tender, stirring occasionally.

  3. Meanwhile, arrange sweet potatoes on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hr. or until tender. Peel and mash with olive oil and remaining salt. Serve ribs with sweet potato mash, garnished with green onions.