brown sugar, packed
Wipe meat with a damp cloth.
Combine flour, salt and black pepper.
Dredge meat in mixture to coat completely.
Heat shortening in large skillet.
Brown ribs on all sides.
Remove to a casserole with cover.
Saute onions and garlic in skillet until golden.
Combine water, bay leaf, brown sugar, vinegar and soy sauce.
Pour over ribs, cover, and bake at 350 for 1 3/4 hours.
Add green pepper rings.
Cook 15 to 20 minutes longer or until meat is tender.
Remove cooked ribs and vegetables to a serving platter.
Skim fat off drippings.
Thicken with a little flour if desired.
Spoon drippings over meat and vegetables.