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Country Ribs - 18Qt. Roaster

10 lbs country-style lean ribs
1 Tbsp honey
2 lg onions, chopped
1 Tbsp celery seed
2 bay leaves
1 clove garlic, minced
hot water to cover Ribs
1 tsp Italian herb seasoning
2 cups ketchup
2 tsp liquid smoke seasoning, optional
1/4 cup lemon juice
tomato sauce, to thin mixture if needed
2 Tbsp brown sugar, firmly packed

Preheat Nesco® 18 Qt. Roaster to 250 ̊ F.

Set rack in preheated cookwell. Arrange meat on Rack. Add onion, bay leaves and enough hot water to cover meat. Cover; roast for 2¼ hours or until meat is tender.

Meanwhile, combine sauce ingredients in large saucepan; stir to blend. Cover; simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until sauce thickens and flavors blend. Remove from heat and set aside.

Carefully lift rack from cookwell and place on large tray with sides. Remove cookwell; slowly pour out and discard hot water. Clean cookwell.

Set cookwell into heatwell. Cover; preheat to 450 F. Lightly spray cookwell with spray cooking oil. Set rack with meat on it into preheated cookwell. Brush sauce evenly over meat. Cover; roast 25 to 30 minutes or until sauce is set and edges begin to brown.

Serves 10 to 12

To hold:Reduce temperature to 200F and hold up to 1 hour.

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