Great base. I've always loved Italian so this works for me. However, my recommendation for Italian is to start adding after step 2.
My approach to this recipe:
1) Heat oil in skillet.
2) Brown ribs. At this point, also season ribs with salt, pepper, Italian herbs, and onion or onion powder (in both cases replace the raw herbs/onions with double the powdered version) to taste.
3) Add vegetables. I used Italian-appropriate things like mushrooms, zucchini, diced and seeded tomatoes, and small whole onions. Cook them in the browning liquid til their water is released and they're tender.
4) Stir in the water.
5) Reduce heat and simmer.
6) After 1 hour, eat.
With this method and the water-filled veggies, you got a bit of a steam on the meat, but the early sear helped with flavor and the sauce/sear helped with deglazing that caramelized/meaty taste. My ribs were fork-tender and the sauce was sublime. I loved the simplicity--my amp-ups were all very affordable and the original was also tasty.
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Great base. I've always loved Italian so this works for me. However, my recommendation for...