2 cups baby carrots
1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided
4 lbs country-style pork ribs
1 can stewed tomatoes, do not drain
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cornstarch
Hot rice for serving, optional
Combine carrots, onion, bell peppers, garlic and 2 teaspoons of the Cajun seasoning in a 5 or 6-quart slow cooker; mix well.
Trim any excess fat from ribs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning over the ribs and add to the cooker. Pour tomatoes with their juice over the ribs.
Place lid on cooker and cook on low 6 to 8 hours until ribs are tender.
Remove meat and veggies from the cooker to a serving platter.
Allow juices in cooker to set for 5 minutes for the fat to rise; skim off fat.
Blend the water, cornstarch, and remaining Cajun seasoning in a small bowl until smooth; stir into the liquid in cooker. Cook, without lid, on high for 15-30 minutes until sauce is thickened.
Return meat and veggies to the cooker and stir carefully to coat with the liquid.
Serve over hot rice, if desired.
Yield: 6 to 8 servings.