Spare Ribs with Tomato Sauce!!


5 lbs. spare ribs
2 cups chicken broth
6 whole cloves
4 bay leaves
Dashes of cinnamon over the ribs

For the Sauce:

1large onion – sliced
5 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 tsp. brown sugar
Handful of fresh basil
Handful of fresh Italian parsley
1 – 29 oz. can - crushed tomatoes
Drizzles of olive oil

Preheat Oven 350 degrees:

Separate the spare ribs and divide them between 2 baking dishes so that they are a single layer of ribs. Add one cup of broth to each pan plus divide the cloves and bay leaves between the two pans. Sprinkle a few dashes of cinnamon on the ribs and place in the oven. Let the ribs bake until all of the broth is absorbed.

While the Ribs are baking prepare the sauce. Heat a medium sized sauce pot with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the garlic, onion and tsp. of brown sugar and sauté until the onion is clear. Add the crushed tomatoes, parsley and basil and simmer on low for about 20-25 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the oven and combine them in one baking dish. Top the ribs with the sauce and cover with aluminum foil. Poke a few small air vents in the foil and return to the oven at 250 degrees for about another 1 ½ hours.

These ribs are tender and delicious and can be served with your favorite spaghetti or macaroni.

With Love,