Pork Ribs Arrabiata

Pork Ribs Arrabiata

Created by Brava



Active Time

~15 min

Total Time

~2 hr 8 min


  • 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


Mixing bowl


Brava Chef's Pan

blender (optional)

Nutrition Information

Allergens: None


  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Brava Accessory
  • Chef's Pan
  • Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Pork
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Vegetables
  • Weekend
  • Weeknight

  1. step

    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.

  2. step

    Sear ribs

    • Slide Chef’s Pan, uncovered, into top shelf.
    • Press green button to begin cooking.
    • Note: You will cover Chef's Pan after 15 minutes.

  3. step

    Braise ribs

    • 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.

  4. step

    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.

  5. step


    • Arrange ribs on serving platter or individual plates. Top with sauce and torn basil leaves.