Braised Spareribs With Rigatoni

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 25m
Ready In

Recipe: #35756

September 20, 2020

"From Lidia's in Kansas City, an informal company dish that’s sure to satisfy."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (1131.5 g)
  • Calories 1661.1
  • Total Fat - 83.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 567.7 mg
  • Sodium - 3023 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 106.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 21.5 g
  • Sugars - 10.6 g
  • Protein - 116.8 g
  • Calcium - 706.9 mg
  • Iron - 7.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 50.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 2.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil in heavy large pot over high heat.

Step 2

Sprinkle spareribs with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Working in batches, add ribs to pot and brown on all sides, about 6 minutes.

Step 4

Transfer ribs to bowl.

Step 5

Add onions, garlic, cherry peppers and crushed red pepper to pot.

Step 6

Sauté until onions just begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

Step 7

Add tomatoes with their juices.

Step 8

Using back of fork or potato masher, coarsely crush tomatoes.

Step 9

Return spareribs and juices to pot.

Step 10

Add broth, wine, thyme and bay leaves and bring to boil.

Step 11

Reduce heat to medium- low.

Step 12

Simmer uncovered until spareribs are very tender and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally, about 2 hours.

Step 13

Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 2 days ahead).

Step 14

Cool slightly.

Step 15

Refrigerate until cold, then cover and keep chilled.

Step 16

Remove chilled fat from top of sauce, if desired. (Rewarm before continuing.)

Step 17

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.

Step 18

Drain and return pasta to same pot.

Step 19

Add cheese, parsley and some sauce from spareribs and toss to coat.

Step 20

Transfer pasta to large bowl.

Step 21

Top with spareribs and remaining sauce and serve.


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