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Pork Ribs with Pineapple BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins

Switch it up with these delicious grilled pork ribs basted with a Hawaiian Style BBQ sauce

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce recipe, hawaiian ribs
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Jackie
Pineapple BBQ Sauce
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • cup pineapple juice
  • ½ cup low sodium teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried chili flakes optional for a kick
  • 2 tablespoon fresh ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Pineapple Slices and Green Onion for garnish
Pineapple BBQ Sauce
  1. In a medium sized sauce pan, heat oil on medium heat. Once hot, sauté garlic until fragrant, about 2 minutes. 

  2. Add pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, chili flakes, and ginger to sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low heat, and allow to simmer for 25 minutes. 

  3. Combine water and cornstarch. Add paste to pan and stir until sauce has thickened. Remove from heat. 

  4. Use immediately or store in air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

For the ribs-
  1. Baste the rib racks with mayonnaise on both sides.

  2. Sprinkle with sea salt then wrap racks individually in foil.

  3. Prepare charcoal grill. Once hot, place ribs over grill and smoke the ribs for 1 hour. 

  4. When the ribs have cooked for an hour, uncover the grill and carefully remove the foil. Brush both sides generously with BBQ sauce.

  5. Re-cover the grill and continue cooking the ribs until tender and almost done, ¼ to ½ hour longer for baby back ribs, ½ to 1 hour longer for spareribs.
  6. The ribs are done when the meat is very tender and has shrunk back from the ends of the bones.
  7. Brush one more time with bbq sauce, slice and serve.