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May 20, 2015

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

A Barbecue would not be the same without some juicy Ribs. Picking up a ready marinated pack is also no fun. Making these sticky Pineapple marinated Ribs from start is however !

I really had to hunt down these raw, not-marinated, not-smoked  Ribs and finally found them at a small butchery which is close to our house. Never bought there before, but I will now definitely become a regular. When you walk into the store, it is like entering another era, left far behind in history.

Down to earth, no exotic displays and mostly fresh meat without any marinades. Some old antiques displayed - without it even looking like a display, and from up on a shelf, a radio playing an old song. So not what I, and I think most of us, are getting used to in the bigger chain stores and fancy butcheries.

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

This recipe for these Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs require some pre-cooking, which was also a first for me {oh, just blame it on all the convenience foods out there!}, but I will most definitely rather cook the Ribs from now on, then brush and quickly slap on the barbecue.

The Ribs turned out super tender and so juicy. I hope I am not alone, but eating delicious, sticky Ribs are best done by hand ! And I just love watching kids eat these, their little hands, faces and just about everything else is covered in sticky sauce.

You could use fresh Pineapple instead of canned if you prefer, cube the Pineapple and blitz in the blender for a minute or so - use as is with all the juices. One can would equal about one and a half cups of fresh Pineapple, but you need not worry about getting the quantity 100% the same.

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs


2kg Pork Ribs


1 can (440g) Crushed Pineapple
1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Honey
2 TB Ginger, freshly grated
1 TB Fresh Garlic, crushed
1/4 cup Tomato Sauce   {thick ketchup}
2 TB Soy Sauce
1 TB Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup Fruit Chutney
1/2 t Freshly ground Black Pepper


1.) Place the Pork Ribs in a suitable marinating container.
2.) Combine all the Marinade ingredients and mix well - pour over the Ribs - marinate 3 - 4 hours or overnight, turning over the container regularly.
3.) Brush all Marinade off the Ribs and keep in the refrigerator for later use.
4.) Place the Ribs in a large pot - cover with water - bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer Ribs for 2 hours or until tender.
5.) Remove Ribs from the pot - brush with the retained Marinade and grill over the coals, brushing with the Marinade after each turn {you only want to brown and caramelize the Ribs at this point}.

Serve with salads and dinner rolls.  Oh, and LOTS of serviettes !

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  1. Love me some sweet with my savory! Pinned :)

  2. I love sweet marinades! Can't wait to try this, Linda!

  3. This sounds fantastic - love all the flavors.

  4. This looks lovely! Really nice fruity touch! Perfect for picnic season :)

  5. These ribs look so scrumptious and they're definitely calling my name! :)

  6. Have I ever told you how much I love ribs!! I know these babies need to be on the grill here at the Ranch!

  7. On step #4. Can the ribs be placed in a slow cooker covered with water and set on high for a couple of hours. If so, just how many hours to cook would you recommend?

    1. The ribs can be cooked in the slow-cooker, 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH, give or take an hour either way, depending on the thickness of the ribs used (replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment)


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