Dalla Cucina di Laura~
"There is nothing more romantic than Italian food!" - Elisha Cuthbert
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pat dry and season ribs with salt, pepper and cayenne.
In a large Dutch oven pot, heat 2 tbsp oil and 2 tsp butter over medium-high heat.
Brown the ribs on all sides, about 8-10 minutes.
Remove and set aside.
Add chopped onion and garlic, stirring frequently until cooked.
Add tomatoes, wine, mustard, bay leaves, red pepper flakes and paste.
Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
Add half of fresh chopped basil.
Bring ribs back to the pan.
Add beef broth, cover, and place in the oven for 2 1/2 hours until fork-tender.
Add favorite hot sauce. (optional)
Remove the ribs from the pot.
Place remaining cooking liquid in a food processor until smooth if desired or
keep as is for a more rustic sauce.
Place ribs back in sauce and keep warm on low heat.
Serve over organic white corn polenta, mashed sweet potatoes, roasted tri-colored carrots, grilled asparagus or sauteed broccoli rabe!
Top with fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
BUON CIBO- BUON VINO- BUONI AMICI!
Good Food, Good Wine & Good Friends!
BUON APPETITO TUTTI~