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“"Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen," episode 103, "Feeding a Crowd, Italian-Style". Recipe calls for "Country-style pork spareribs" but RZ did not have nutritional data for them entered that way. Make sure you use country-style ribs; baby backs don't add much flavor and will be dry.”
8hrs 50mins

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  1. Brown sausages in a large pot. When browned on all sides, remove to a paper-towel lined plate.
  2. Add onions to pot and saute 6-8 minutes until onions are quite soft and caramelized, and the liquid from the onions has deglazed the pot bottom. Add oregano and garlic and cook until fragrant, 30-60 seconds. Add tomato paste and cook 1-2 minutes until it loses the raw flavor. Add red wine and stir well, scraping up any fond on the bottom of the pot. Transfer contents of pot into slow cooker.
  3. Add tomato sauce and drained tomatoes to slow cooker. Add drained sausages, flank steak and country-style ribs, covering completely with sauce. Cook 8-10 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
  4. Remove spareribs and flank steak. Slice flank steak into 2" pieces across the grain, then shred both steak and pork with two forks. Discard bones and gristle. Slice sausages in half lengthwise. Return all the meats to the sauce and stir well. Add basil and stir. Serve over pasta.

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