Italian spareribs in sauce. The tomato sauce created while the ribs cook is great with pasta as a first course. Following that, the ribs make a delicious second course with steamed green beans or broccoli. However, it is more traditional to serve the ribs with their rich red sauce as a one-dish meal with polenta.
- 1½ lb pork back ribs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp crushed red chili pepper
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 can tomatoes; (19 oz)
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Cut strip of ribs into 2 rib portions.
- In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Cook chili pepper for 30 seconds.
- Add ribs.
- Cook, turning, until browned on all sides.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Stir in broth, tomatoes, breaking them up with fork, and vinegar.
- Bring to boil.
- Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour or until meat is tender and no longer pink close to the bone.
- (the sauce will be reduced by about half.
- If it becomes drier during cooking, stir in a bit of water to maintain a sauce-like consistency.
- ) skim any visible fat from surface of sauce.
Nutritional information Edit
Serving size: ⅙ recipe
- Exchanges: lean meat exchange: 4 vegetable exchange: 1
- Calories: 246 | Total Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 59 mg | Sodium: 466 mg | Potassium: 698 mg | Carbohydrate: 4 g | Protein: 28 g