Penne with Braised Beef Ribs

Created by Jenn's Food Journey

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 sweet onion, chopped
1 lb boneless beef country style ribs
salt and pepper
1 cup beef broth
1/4 cup red wine
28oz can crushed tomatoes
2 teaspoons parsley
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
12oz whole grain penne pasta


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.  Sear the meat on all sides.  Remove and add the onions.  Cook for 2-3 minutes; stirring occasionally.  Add the meat back into the pot along with the beef broth and wine.  Cover and place in oven.  Bake for 1 hour.  Lower temperature to 325 degrees F and continuing cooking for 1 hour.

Remove meat from the Dutch oven and skim off any excess fat.  With a submersion hand mixer, carefully puree what is left in the Dutch oven.  Place over medium heat and ad the crushed tomatoes, parsley, oregano, garlic, and sugar.  Stir to combine.  Add the meat and stir to coat.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain.  Serve the sauce over the pasta and enjoy!