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Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs are tender, juicy and soooo sticky ~ a must have rib recipe to throw on the barbecue!

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 are 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.

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Fresh or canned Pineapple ?

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.

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

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.

More recipes using Pineapple you might like:

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs

Linda Nortje
Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs are tender, juicy and soooo sticky ~ a must have rib recipe to throw on the barbecue !
5 from 1 vote
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Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Marinating Time 3 hours
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 988 kcal


  • 2 kg Pork Ribs ( 4 1/2 pounds )
  • 1 can 440g Crushed Pineapple
  • cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 2 TB Fresh Ginger finely grated
  • 1 TB Fresh Garlic crushed
  • ¼ cup Tomato Sauce ( thick Ketch-Up )
  • 2 TB Soy Sauce
  • 1 TB Worcestershire Sauce
  • ¼ cup Fruit Chutney
  • ½ t Black Pepper freshly milled


  • Place the Pork Ribs in a suitable marinating container
  • Combine all the remaining ingredients and mix well – pour over the Ribs – marinate 3 – 4 hours or overnight in the refrigerator, turning over the container regularly
  • Brush all Marinade off the Ribs and keep in the refrigerator for later use
  • Place the Ribs in a large saucepan – cover with water – bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer Ribs for 2 hours or until tender
  • 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)
Nutrition Facts
Sticky Pineapple Marinated Ribs
Serving Size
250 grams ( 8 oz )
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition value, where given, is not always accurate. Please also check your ingredient labels.

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

Tender, juicy and soooo sticky, delicious Pineapple Marinated Ribs ~ a must to throw on the BBQ !

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Wednesday 27th of April 2016

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?

Linda Nortje

Thursday 28th of April 2016

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)

Evelyn Osborn

Wednesday 27th of May 2015

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

Manila Spoon

Saturday 23rd of May 2015

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

Patricia Conte

Saturday 23rd of May 2015

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

Patty Anderson

Friday 22nd of May 2015

This sounds fantastic - love all the flavors.

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