I’m a big pork lover, and my favorite brand of pig is Smithfield pork. It’s always tender and juicy, and that’s huge for me. There’s nothing worse than a dry piece of pork, be it a roast, ham, or ribs. Smithfield pork never fails to satisfy me or my guests, so I see no reason to try anything else! I baked up this easy – but totally festive – Smithfield Cranberry Glazed Pork Spare Ribs Recipe and it was perfect!
Smithfield Pork – Delicious, Committed, Compassionate
I told you Smithfield pork is delicious, but why is it delicious? Because it’s all natural. In today’s GMO, solution enhanced additives, and steroid happy world, Smithfield is a company that doesn’t do any of that. When I serve Smithfield pork, I’m serving pure unadulterated pig with no weird, chemically enhanced anything. It’s just delicious pork.
These guys are committed to delicious, healthy, all-natural products. Their pork:
- Is all-natural
- Is raised in the USA
- Meets USDA Process Verified standard
- Never has any added steroids or hormones
- Never has any added artificial ingredients
Smithfield has serious compassion for their communities as well. Because this company raises all of its pork in the USA, they’re providing jobs, supporting local economies, and generally bolstering the environment by:
- Providing local jobs to communities
- Supporting both national and local causes
- Partnering and supporting regional farm families across the country
So when I bust out Smithfield pork, I get a delicious meal for the family, and other families get paychecks. It seems like a great set up to me!
Kicked Up Christmas Smithfield Cranberry Glazed Pork Spare Ribs Recipe
I’ve decided that this year, my Christmas table will be a bit different. I usually have some sort of Smithfield pork on the table, but this year, I’m kicking it up a notch (as Emeril would say). I live in Miami, so there’s no snow or cold days with cozy blankets.
I’ve decided to run with that. Instead of a pork roast, this year I’m doing pork spare ribs with a cranberry glaze. It just feels like the perfect combination of Christmas and that Miami feel. The cranberry says, “Christmas”. The ribs say, “But it’s Christmas with a temperature of 70 degrees”. It feels like the perfect way to take Christmas to another level here in sunny Miami, and because I’ll be using Smithfield pork, it’s also going to be absolutely nomtastic.
So I headed over to Walmart to snag some Smithfield spare ribs. I mean, I have to do a test run first, right? I’ve got to make sure my recipe is as delicious as I think it’ll be. And if I get to enjoy a whole slab of ribs for myself, it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make.
Cranberry Glazed Pork Spare Ribs Recipe
- 1 slab of Smithfield Pork Spare Ribs
- 1 cinnamon stick
- one orange - grate about a 1/2 teaspoon of the zest
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a small saucepan stir cranberry sauce, cinnamon stick, mustard and orange zest over medium heat for 5 minutes or till bubbly.
- Put your spare ribs in a casserole dish and pour glaze over, then cover with tinfoil.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.
See how easy that was?