Cook2 hrs 30 mins
Ronnie's was a great Jewish type deli restaurant on Highway 50 on the east side of Orlando. I have fond memories of it from the early 80's on. Sometime in the 90's, I think, it closed. They used to have stainless bowls on the tables with pickles, sauerkraut, pickled beets, etc. I don't live in the Orlando area any more, but my mom does and she cut this recipe out of the Orlando Sentinel for me from a column they have called "Thought You'd Never Ask" where they get recipes from local restaurants. I haven't made this myself yet, but I thought I'd put it here for safekeeping. I will also add this Test Kitchen note: "We used only 1/2 cup sugar preparing this recipe. That amount could even be cut back to 2 tablespoons."
- In a large pot, sear ribs. When well seared, remove from pot.
- Add onions, cabbage, and tomatoes to drippings in pot. Cook vegetables until soft.
- Put meat back into pot and add remaining ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 2 1/2 hours.