Hawaiian Style Ribs Recipe

Unusual? Yes. But this Hawaiian style ribs recipe offers unique flavor and an interesting change of pace. This one begins in the oven, then is finished off on the grill.

This babyback rib recipe begins with just a slab of ribs and a quart of pineapple juice. Cut the slab into two-bone sections and place them into a large baking dish. Pour one quart of unsweetened pineapple juice over the ribs, cover the dish with aluminum foil, and bake in a 350 degree oven for 90 minutes.

Remove the ribs from the pineapple juice and drain. Preheat your gas grill to high, then lower the burners to medium. Or if cooking over charcoal, pre-light enough charcoal briquettes so there's a single layer of hot coals under the grate.

Place the rib sections over the direct heat, and grill until browned and tender. Turn often to prevent burning.

Hawaiian Style Ribs Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan, and over medium heat, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and continue simmering for 10 minutes. Cool slightly and serve with your Hawaiian pork ribs. To gussy up the ribs, top with finely sliced green onions.