Friday, August 29, 2008

Tuscan Country Ribs and Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

If you are looking for a delicious meal that is easy, try Tuscan Country Ribs. It will require a trip to your nearest Williams-Sonoma store to purchase the Tuscan Slow Cooking Sauce. I prefer to cook from scratch, but this is well worth the price. To complete the meal, serve Crunchy Broccoli Slaw. The flavors are great together. Add polenta, bread and homegrown tomatoes and you have a meal your family will enjoy. A special thanks to my friend Susan for suggesting I try the sauce and for sharing her recipe for the Crunchy Broccoli Slaw!

Tuscan Country Ribs
4-5 pounds country ribs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup red wine
1 jar Tuscan Slow Cooking Sauce
1/2 cup red wine

In a heavy pan, brown the ribs a few at at time in the olive oil.

Deglaze the pan with 1/4 cup red wine. Add the ribs and the Tuscan Slow Cooking Sauce and bake in a 325 degree oven for 2 1/2 hours, or until the ribs are tender. Place the ribs on a warm platter. Skim off the fat from the pan. Add 1/2 red wine and reduce. Pour sauce over ribs. Serve over polenta. Serves 6-8.
Crunchy Broccoli Slaw
1 package broccoli slaw
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 packages Ramen noodles
Toast almonds and noodles in a 250 degree oven for 10-15 minutes and cool to room temperature.
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Mix slaw and dressing. Chill. Toss in noodles and nuts just before serving. Serves 6-8.


  1. Could I buy a meal ticket for your house?

  2. The whole dinner sounds terrific!

  3. DrW, You have an open invitation!