I LOVE LOVE LOVE love this dish. It takes a while to make but it is totally worth it and you can mostly just leave it simmering and warming up your house which is perfect in the fall or winter. It is originally from Cooking Light & serves about 8.
Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle ribs with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add ribs to pan; cook 10 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place ribs on a plate. Add onion, carrot, celery, and garlic to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and tomatoes to pan, gently breaking up tomatoes with a spoon. Return ribs to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 1/2 hours or until beef is very tender. (continued on next page) keep warm.
Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Serve beef mixture over pasta.