- 1½ cups tomato puree
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ cup chicken, pork or beef stock or broth
- 3 cups sliced yellow onion (¼-inch slices) (about 1 medium onion)
- 1½ cups sliced red bell pepper (¼-inch slices) (about 1 medium pepper)
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 fresh cayenne, jalapeño or serrano chile pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper (optional, for extra heat)
- 2 lb bone-in baby back pork ribs, cut into two 7-bone racks
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 3 or 4 fresh basil sprigs, leaves torn
From Your Pantry
kosher salt and black pepper
Brava Chef's Pan
Prep braising liquid
- In small bowl, whisk together tomato puree, tomato paste, sugar and chicken stock until smooth.
- In Brava Chef’s Pan, stir together tomato mixture, onion, bell pepper, garlic, chile pepper, cayenne (if desired) and 2 teaspoons salt.
- Pat pork ribs dry with paper towels. Place ribs, meat side up, on top of vegetables; season with a few pinches of salt and black pepper.
- Slide Chef’s Pan, uncovered, into top shelf.
- Press green button to begin cooking.
- Note: You will cover Chef's Pan after 15 minutes.
- Once Brava notifies you, carefully remove Chef’s Pan from Brava, cover with lid, and slide into top shelf.
- Press green button to begin baking.
Cut ribs & finish sauce
- Once food is done, remove Chef’s Pan from Brava and check ribs. Meat should easily pull from bones when pierced with a fork. If they are not yet tender, bake at 350°F for 15–30 minutes more.
- Transfer ribs to large cutting board; cut between bones into individual ribs.
- Stir red wine vinegar into sauce. If you prefer a chunky sauce, proceed to Step 5.
- If you prefer a smooth sauce, transfer sauce to blender and puree on high for about 2 minutes.
- Arrange ribs on serving platter or individual plates. Top with sauce and torn basil leaves.