Great Tasting Aloha Ribs

Pretend you're in Hawaii by eating aloha ribs next time you barbecue. The sweet flavors of pineapple, teriyaki sauce and the spicy kick of fresh ginger make this recipe an exciting change of pace.


The flavor of the ribs comes from two different sources. First, the sparerib slab is marinated for two hours in a bath of unsweetened pineapple juice. The pineapple flavors and tenderized the pork ribs as they marinate.

The second flavor source is the great tasting pineapple barbecue sauce that you coat the ribs with. Apply sauce to the ribs 15 minutes before they are removed from the grill. Make sure the indirect heat is low, so the sauce doesn't burn.

Aloha Ribs Pineapple Barbecue Sauce Recipe

To make the flavorful barbecue sauce, you will need...

One cup unsweetened pineapple juice
One-half cup tomato juice
One-half cup brown sugar
One-quarter cup teriyaki sauce
One-quarter cup lime juice
Two teaspoons of onion powder
One teaspoon fresh minced ginger root
One-half teaspoon sea salt
One-half teaspoon black pepper


Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and heat to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and cool. If you like a spicy sauce, you can add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ground cayenne pepper powder to the barbecue sauce.

Barbecue your ribs using mesquite or guava wood for a smoky flavor. The charcoal grill barbecuing method can be used with great results here. Wrap a small amount of your smoking wood in aluminum foil and lay the packet on the hot coals to provide smoke as the ribs cook.