Barbera Wine Pairing Recipes

Browse recipes perfect for pairing with versatile Barbera. Hint: some of them are even chicken.

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Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

Rating: 4.5 stars 3618
A delicious homemade Italian-style pasta sauce with meatballs that's slow cooked for an intense tomato flavor.
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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 2136
An easy and delicious way to prepare tender barbecued ribs without the barbecue!

Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 886
This is the kind of recipe that you just throw together. No need to truss or fuss. Pop it into a very hot oven and it is ready in a hurry.

Gourmet Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 5 stars 3378
Authentic Italian-style mushroom risotto goes with any main course.

Pork Tenderloin alla Napoli

Rating: 4.5 stars 267
If you like the robust flavor of olives, tomatoes, and rosemary, this is the dish for you. I find it works best using a cast iron skillet.

Homemade Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 339
This is my mom's special homemade lasagna recipe with made from scratch tomato sauce and delicious, cheesy filling. I have found none better anywhere. Serve with a leafy green salad and crusty garlic bread, if desired.

Traditional Osso Buco

Rating: 4.5 stars 233
Osso buco is a classic, comforting, rich Italian stew featuring braised veal shanks.

Pizza On The Grill I

Rating: 4.5 stars 455
Even with a baking stone, a conventional oven is no match for a professional oven when it comes to making pizza. At home, or rather in your backyard, the grill is the way to go. The heat of a hot grill is perfect, and makes it possible to make incredible pizza at home. Use your favorite toppings, but keep in mind not to overload the pizza. Keep it light. Try it - everything is better on the grill!
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Barbecue Ribs

Rating: 5 stars 1044
This recipe is easier than it sounds. I usually cook the ribs the day before and grill them for a quick dinner the next night. FYI: the sauce is much better after it is cooked. It is not a dipping sauce.
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Simple Country Ribs

Rating: 4.5 stars 580
Extra tender, extra flavorful ribs, bursting with barbeque flavor.

Brick-Oven Pizza (Brooklyn Style)

Rating: 5 stars 213
This is a simple recipe for authentic brick-oven pizza made famous by several, well-known Brooklyn pizzerias. Best accompanied by ice-cold pilsner-style lager beer.

American Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 2710
Making this lasagna a day ahead and refrigerating overnight allows the spices to meld, and gives it exceptional flavor.

Inspiration and Ideas

Real Italian Calzones
Rating: Unrated 883
This is real calzone, because there is no tomato sauce INSIDE of it! We eat it at least once a week. Have a bowl of tomato or spaghetti sauce on the table for people to top their calzone with, if desired.
Rating: Unrated 83
An Italian rice ball made with white wine risotto, and a gooey mozzarella center. Fantastic for lunch or dinner - can be frozen.
Pasta Pomodoro
Rating: 4.5 stars 1194

Easy and light pasta with tomatoes and garlic. Cooked chicken breast chunks or shrimp can also be added to sauce for a great main dish!