This is a recipe that I came up with when I got tired of 'the same old thing'. It's easy and delicious. You can add things like mushrooms or peppers. Serve with white rice or noodles, salad and bread. You can pour the sauce over the rice/noodles.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a extra-large skillet over medium-high heat. Add ribs to skillet and brown on all sides. Pour spaghetti sauce over ribs and stir in the water. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Turn ribs after 1/2 hour of cooking. If the sauce gets too thick, thin it with a little more water.

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Nutrition Facts

598.4 calories; 46.5 g protein; 20.5 g carbohydrates; 170.8 mg cholesterol; 755.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
This was a super easy idea with great flavor. I browned the ribs and after doctoring up the jar sauce threw it all into a crock pot for the day on low, and it came out wondeful! Reminded me of Grandpas special sauce with spare ribs! Terrific over noodles! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
this recipe added a different twist to country ribs. It did take a long time to cook but its so easy and my kids loved it! Read More
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108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2003
This was a super easy idea with great flavor. I browned the ribs and after doctoring up the jar sauce threw it all into a crock pot for the day on low, and it came out wondeful! Reminded me of Grandpas special sauce with spare ribs! Terrific over noodles! Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
Hi there, This looked too simple. But it is a great one!! I kicked up the sophistication with onion, garlic, red wine and fresh tomatoes - but not because the recipe needed it! I picked an interesting spaghetti sauce too - and got rave reviews!!! Thanks to everyone for their suggestions like extra browning and being adventurous - you will not be able to wreck this recipe!! Easy and great!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2006
great added mushrooms and used can of dixed and stewed tomatoes and only a can of tomatoe sauce...great...hmmmmm Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2012
YUM! I took this idea but did it slightly differently...I seasoned the ribs w/ garlic powder salt and pepper and browned them in evoo. After they were browned I transfered them to my slow cooker and topped them w/ a jar of pasta sauce (omitting the water). I set the slow cooker to low and allowed them to cook for 8 hours. These smelled soooo good while cooking and they were perfectly moist tender and delicious...literally fall-off-the-bone DELICIOUS! When my mom makes her homemade pasta sauce she always browns some country ribs and lets them cook in the sauce for flavor...then we get to eat them. This reminded me of that and that was just what I was looking for (don't tell her but mine were even more moist and tender lol)! I will def make these again just like I did today! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
These ribs are the greatest. They melted in my mouth. My husband loved them!! I added fresh sliced green peppers onions and mushrooms. The sauce was just right not too thick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2008
I was tired of barbeque so I tried this. I fed it to a construction crew. They could not get enough and nothing was left. I used Emeril's kicked up sauce, onions, garlic and mushrooms with burgundy wine and a touch of brown sugar to cut the acid in the sauce. MMMM!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2007
Very easy to make! Next time I'm going to reduce the water. I added 1/2 can of tomato sauce 1/2 chopped onion two cloves of garlic - minced 2 chopped tomatoes and a couple of dashes of chili powder salt and pepper. When I browned the ribs I also seasoned with salt pepper garlic powder and chili powder. I served it over some whole wheat spaghetti noodles and for the carb conscious I served the ribs (hardly any extra sauce) on some roasted zucchini. Very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2004
This was a snap to prepare and is the definition of "comfort" food. It is something my mom would have made on a cold winter night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2004
Easy and absolutely delicious. Brown ribs extra well for flavor bonus. Definately comfort food. I find this even better as slowly warmed leftover. (You might want to reserve a little uncooked bottled sauce to thin out leftover sauce.) I like with buttery mashed potatoes and a good sprinkling at service of chopped flat leaf parsley. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2004
this recipe added a different twist to country ribs. It did take a long time to cook but its so easy and my kids loved it! Read More
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