Country Ribs and Orzo

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Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

I started out thinking I would make a plain sauce with spaghetti for dinner.

My mind wandered from the original intent but this seems to happen often. I am sure many of you find this happens too. The ribs turned out fine, even though I cooked them uncovered. I have no complaints.

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Serves:
5
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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    for the sauce:
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    29 oz. can crushed tomatoes
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    2 zucchini – sliced
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    ½ onion – sliced
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    19 oz. can cannellini beans – rinsed and drained
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    4 garlic cloves – chopped
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    ¾ cup water plus tsp. vegeta seasoning
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    ½ cup fresh basil – chopped
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    juice of ½ lemon
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    ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
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    ½ tsp. dried oregano
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    ¼ tsp. salt
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    pinch of sugar
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    ¼ tsp. cinnamon
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    3 tbs. olive oil
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    grated romano or parmesan cheese
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    1 lb. of orzo
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    for the country style pork ribs:
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    3 lbs. of county style pork ribs
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    for the rub:
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    ½ tsp. salt
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    ½ tsp. garlic powder
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    ½ tsp. brown sugar
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    ½ tsp. paprika
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    ½ tsp. dried oregano
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    2 tbs. olive oil

How to Make Country Ribs and Orzo

Step-by-Step

  1. For the Country Style Pork Ribs:
    Preheat Oven 300 degrees.
    Adjust the seasonings to taste and the amount of pork ribs being prepared.
    Combine all of the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl.
    Rub the meat with the mixture and place in a baking dish.
    Bake: 1¼ to 1½ hours
    Prepare the Orzo as directed; close to the time when the ribs will be ready.
    When the orzo is plated combine the lemon juice with the chopped basil and a tablespoon of olive oil and pour over the orzo when plated. Top with the tomato sauce, a little extra olive oil, dash of oregano, red pepper flakes and grated cheese.
    Finish the dish by topping with the ribs and a drizzle of olive oil and serve.

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About Country Ribs and Orzo

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #ribs, #orzo, #pork




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