(by Ann-Marie Lariccia)
1 pork chop or 2 - 3 western ribs
1 t. olive oil
4 qt. tomato puree (Dei Fratelli if available)
1 qt. whole tomatoes, pureed 1 large whole onion 1/4 c. Italian seasoning (crushed oregano, parsley)
1 - 2 medium carrots
4 - 5 cloves crushed garlic 2 - 3 T. grated Parmesan cheese several fresh basil leaves, shredded
Preheat oven to 375 F. Rub meat with olive oil, and roast for 30 minutes
Combine meat with all remaining ingredients except basil in a Crockpot.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 - 5 hours, stirring occasionally.
Add basil during last hour of cooking.
Remove meat, onions, and carrots before serving.
(Read A Delicate Balance, the story that accompanies this recipe.)