Hawaiian BBQ Ribs

These tender ribs are covered in a soy sauce and pineapple-based sauce that is mouthwateringly delicious. Toss together the quick rib rub and let the grill do the work while you relax and enjoy the aroma these ribs bring to the yard.

Serves: 6Prep: 10 minutesCook: 2 hoursTotal: 2 hours 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 racks baby back pork ribs
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • Sesame seeds, to serve
  • Green onions, to serve


  • Heat grill to medium-low heat.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard and cayenne pepper.
  • Remove membrane from back of ribs. Rub ribs generously with brown sugar mixture. Use heavy-duty aluminum foil to wrap each rib rack. Poke venting slits in each foil pack.
  • Place ribs on grill and close lid. Cook 2-3 hours, until ribs are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, simmer soy sauce, hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, garlic and ginger together. Transfer to blender and blend until smooth. Divide mixture in half.
  • Once ribs are cooked, remove foil and place ribs on grill. Brush with one half of the barbecue mixture and cook 10 minutes.
  • Serve with remaining sauce, sesame seeds and green onions.