Preheat your oven to 180 degrees fan forced. Finely dice your onion, your bunch of basil and mince the garlic ready for frying off
Into a heavy based roasting pan drizzle in some olive oil and then brown off the ribs on both sides to get a little colour and then set aside
Into the same pan you've just browned the ribs in, fry off the onion, garlic and basil until translucent, add in the tomato passata and then let bubble for a min or two.
Add in the ribs into the sauce (I wedged them right down so they were covered in sauce) cover tightly with foil and place into the oven for 1.5-2 hours
When the ribs have cooked for between 1.5 to two hours take them out of the sauce and place them onto a rack. Cover with some good quality BBQ and place them back into the oven to brown. You can crank that heat up a little
We cooked some pasta and served the ribs with the pasta which made my almost veggo daughter happy (she did manage a few ribs though, who can resist) and the other girls LOVED that pasta sauce. As I said I have extras for pizza bases tomorrow night but it could be used as a better and more complex tomato sauce in any recipe that calls for it