2 tbs. shortening
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup red Burgundy
clove garlic, minced
1-11oz package mixed dried fruit
3 tbs. all purpose flour
Meaty side down, place in shallow
roasting pan. Bake at 450 degrees for 30 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and burgundy.
Cover and reduce heat to 350 degrees, bake for another hour. Meanwhile, pour 1 1/2 cups of hot water over the fruit in a non-metal
bowl. Let it stand for the hour. Drain the fruit, reserving the liquid. Place the fruit over the meat. Cover and bake for
another 45 minutes. Remove meat and fruit to a platter. Skim fat from pan juices. Add reserved liquid to juices. Blend flour
and 1/3 cup cold water in a sauce pan, stir in pan juice mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thick and bubbly. Pour
over ribs and serve hot.
Makes 6 servings.
**If you're going to have a bonfire, don't forget to throw the bones
into the fire for healthy livestock and prosperity. The livestock may not be yours', but nobody wants to eat tainted meat......