Recipe for Spareribs with Fresh Green Romano Beans and Sauce

An outstanding recipe for spareribs complete with fresh green Romano Beans and sauce. Back ribs that melt in your mouth. Slowly baked in oil and spices, then simmered in my homemade sauce until they are tender and juicy. The matchless taste of the ribs and the lightly cooked fresh green Romano beans in sauce is indescribable! All together in one sauce and served over the pasta of your choice, spaghetti squash, or homemade polenta!

Incredible Romano Beans

If you have previously read anything that I have written about the incredible Romano beans, you know that I could go on and on about them. (Please see Romano Bean Story). Unlike any other green bean, Romano beans are succulent, meaty and you can never get your fill of them, no matter which way they are cooked! That is why I am so thrilled to be able to can them and enjoy Romano bean dishes all winter long!

Like I always say, I wish Romano beans were available fresh in markets and stores to everyone when they are in season. However, this is not yet the case so you can substitute a fresh green bean in place of the Romano beans in this recipe.

Note: I love cooking with coconut oil, using it whenever and wherever I can. It is so healthy for you!

Michele Romano Recipes

Recipe for Spareribs with Fresh Green Romano Beans and Sauce

Recipe for Spareribs


  • 1 large rack baby back pork ribs
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 4 fresh sprigs or 1-1/2 tsp dried rosemary


  1. Crush garlic into oil, add rosemary leaves and stir well.
  2. Brush oil mixture on both sides of ribs.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees 30 minutes or until ribs are lightly browned.

Homemade Sauce Recipe


  • 2 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano, 2 sprigs fresh basil, torn + 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 cans water
  • 1 large can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken (I used pork broth from organic pork we had purchased)
  • 6 fresh Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 cups fresh green Romano beans, cooked until still firm
  • Cooked Pasta, polenta or cooked spaghetti squash.


  1. Place oil and butter in large saucepan.
  2. Add onion, garlic, basil and oregano.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, frying a little.
  4. Add water, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce and broth.
  5. Add rosemary sprig and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Pour Sauce into roaster over ribs and place in 325 degree oven.
  7. Simmer slowly for 60-90 minutes or until ribs are cooked and very tender.
  8. Place cooked and buttered Romano beans on top of pasta, polenta or cooked spaghetti squash.
  9. Add ribs and sauce on top of that.
  10. Serve with Romano or Asagio cheese.

Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 3 hrs.
Serves: 4-6


Health Benefits

Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in vitamins, fiber, and minerals. The coconut provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil has healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil. They are extensively used in traditional medicine among Pacific and Asian populations. Pacific Islanders consider coconut to be the cure for all illness.

For more on eating healthy, I find The Health Benefits Times very informative.