Country Rib (5 Ingredient) Salsa Stew

Country Rib Slow-Cooker Stew

Country Rib Slow-Cooker Stew {With only 5 ingredients}

Easy, peasy, slow-cooker recipe with only 5 ingredients…plus, don’t worry – it’s not spicy at ALL. If you are worried about the spice, simply use a mild salsa. I couldn’t believe how rich the flavor was, considering the number of ingredients that went into it!

2-3 lbs beef country ribs
16 oz medium salsa
4-6 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 onion, sliced
6 oz tomato paste
salt and pepper (to taste)

Mix salsa and tomato paste in the bottom of your slow-cooker. Add the carrots and onion. Stir to combine. Salt and pepper all sides of your country ribs, liberally. Nestle the ribs amongst the tomato mixture. Slow cook on high for 4-6 hours or on low for 8-10. About 30 minutes before serving, remove the ribs and shred them. Return to the slow-cooker, stir and serve.

Pairs nicely with rice, mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower…


Meatballs in Marinara…Perfected

These are the perfect meatball.

Meatballs Marinara

Meatballs Marinara, simmering in sauce

Seriously, I have made them over and over and I don’t change the recipe, because they come out mouth-wateringly perfect Every. Single. Time. No joke.

You can make homemade marinara…and I do that sometimes, but they are just as good in a (sugar free), store bought sauce. The trick it to simmer them for 3-5 hours, that is not a typo. You can make a double batch and freeze them prior to cooking too, then you get like 4 meals for the work of 1! Double win 🙂


2 lbs lean ground beef 93/7
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup coconut flour
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons oregano
1 tablespoon parsley
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

Mix, form into 2 inch balls, simmer in sauce for 3-5 hours. (If using store bought, you will need 3 bottles for 1 recipe or 4-5 bottles for a double recipe. Serve on bread, over pasta, spaghetti squash, or just eat plain with a side salad for a full meal.

Note: You can also make these in the crock pot on low, all day.