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Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

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Summer is right around the corner. It’s amazing. Just a few weeks ago, there was a blizzard, and now 80 degree days and sunshine and grill weather is here. I LOVE grill weather. Everything tastes great on the grill from burgers and grilled buffalo wings to these sweet and spicy pineapple ribs. I was thrilled to team up with Smithfield Fresh Pork to create this rib recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Years when Easter is late and the weather is nice, we often grill either here or at my Dad’s house. We almost always end up at my Dad’s sometime during Easter weekend. My Dad puts on the hardest Easter egg hunt ever. He has to write down where he hides all of them, and then myself, husband and my siblings and their significant others run around in this extremely competitive cut throat egg hunt.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

It might get a little ugly. But it’s so much fun. You’d think there would be amazing prizes stuffed in the eggs, but nope. The grand prize is normally the egg with a dollar bill. That person gets a chocolate bunny. All the other eggs normally have things my Dad finds around the house: paper clips, mustard packets, maybe some spare change. But we know the real prize isn’t the chocolate bunny. It’s bragging rights. The winner gets to rub their sweet victory in their siblings’s faces for the next year.

We are so mature.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

This immaturity works up an amazing appetite. If we do dinner at my Dad’s after, he often will fire up his charcoal grill and throw on ribs or burgers. This year, we may just have to grill these sweet and spicy pineapple ribs. And let me tell you, grilling ribs is so easy. You just sort of set them up and let them go low and slow, keeping an eye on them every now and then. For grilling tips, check out this video.

These ribs pack huge flavor: pineapple, ginger, a little zip from hot sauce. Add to it the smokey flavor from the grill and OMG. Amazing. Plus, using Smithfield Fresh Pork ensured these ribs would be juicy and fall of the bone good. Be sure to check out the Smithfield’s site and be on the lookout for their 5000 dollar giveaway.

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

You can find a wide variety of Smithfield Fresh Pork ribs at Walmart, in the fresh meat section. There is a section labeled pork, and the ribs are all in this section. It makes it so easy to find the ribs plus if you need to while you are there buying your ribs you can pick up any other things you need to be a grill master.

 

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Find Smithfield Fresh Pork Ribs in the Pork Section of the Meat Case in Walmart

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs-grill

With Smithfield Fresh Pork and this sweet and spicy pineapple rib recipe, you can’t go wrong for your next barbecue.

Looking for other rib recipes? Try my cranberry barbecue ribs. So good!

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs

Ingredients

  • 1 rack of Smithfield Fresh Pork Extra Tender St. Louis Ribs

For Rub

  • 1 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple drained with juice reserved
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • 1/2 tbs cumin
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar

For Pineapple Sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup molassess
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbs worceister sauce
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbs ginger
  • 20 ounce can crushed pineapple
  • reserved pineapple juice

Instructions

  • Stack the charcoal to one side of the grill to ensure a smokey fire.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the rub and spoon onto both side of the ribs.
  • Place the ribs meat side down over the other side of the grill.
  • Smoke for 6-8 hours, depending on how hot coals are. The ribs are done when the meat begins to fall from the bone or the internal temperature reaches between 190 and 203F for maximum tenderness.
  • About 30 minutes prior to removing from grill, brush with pineapple sauce and move over direct heat. Serve hot with extra sauce.

For the sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients for the pineapple sauce in a medium sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and continue cooking, stirring occasionally for about 30 minutes. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or serve with ribs.
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  1. […] Sweet and Spicy Pineapple Ribs […]

  2. Helene says:

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait to make these. Too bad my boyfriend is allergic to pineapple, but I guess that means more for me!

    xo, Helene
    http://www.circleskirtsandpetticoats.wordpress.com

  3. Ken Wyrick says:

    Wondering if these marinade of flavors would also compliment beef ribs since I don’t eat pork? Really sounds good though.

  4. Nakeya says:

    You had me at sweet and spicy pork ribs… This recipe looks awesome. I will be sharing with the hubby for this weekend. Thanks for posting.

  5. Mira says:

    I don’t eat pork but these look great. Do you think I could make beef ribs this way?

    • Byeon says:

      Pineapple ribs are actually more appropriate for beef ribs than pork.

      • jfletcher says:

        Well, these pork pineapple ribs were delish. It’s fun to play with flavor combos and bend some rules- it’s part of why I love to cook! 🙂

  6. What a wonderful combination of sweet and salty flavors with these ribs. Yum!

  7. Jolina says:

    What a fun Easter egg hunt! My grandparents used to do that for me and my cousins too and it was so much fun. And how about these ribs. Look so good! Love pineapple in everything. Grill weather is not quite here yet but I can’t wait!

  8. These sound delicious! I love the salty/sweet combo!

  9. That egg hunt reminds me of the one we used to have with my cousins when I was a kid! And ribs on the grill are definitely the best way to celebrate a win in the egg hunt. I love the pineapple twist on these ribs…thanks for sharing! #client

  10. These ribs look incredibly delicious! The sweet and spicy flavor combination sounds perfect. I’m looking forward to making these very soon.

  11. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    My husband and son definitely like ribs, but since we live in a condo, we aren’t allowed to grill. These would be a great alternative because maybe we could cook them in the oven or on the stovetop griddle. The addition of pineapple sounds delicious, too! Your Easter celebration sounds hilarious. I can just imagine you and your adult family members looking for eggs. Sounds like a ton of fun!

    • Lisa Dunlap says:

      You could add a bit of smoke flavor to give them the grill flavor.

      • jfletcher says:

        You could or give them a sear on a grill pan. I’m not a huge fan of liquid smoke but it would work in a pinch.

    • jfletcher says:

      Oh bummer about not having access to a grill, but you could do the oven for sure. And yes, it’s pretty funny. The trash talking has already started for this year’s egg hunt lol.

  12. Omg I haven’t grilled ribs in forever, but this recipe sound delicious! Pineapple and BBQ is always a good combo!

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