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Hawaiian BBQ Ribs – oven baked ribs with a sweet and spicy Hawaiian-inspired sauce made with hoisin sauce, soy sauce, pineapple juice, fresh ginger, and sriracha. They are so tender and delicious!
Hi guys, how was your weekend?
We went to the lake, of course, and now I am quite sunburnt but it was worth it. And then I made ribs! And that’s always exciting.
I’ve realized just how much I love ribs recently. I never loved ribs covered in thick globs of barbecue sauce and now that I’m making my own and saucing them how I want, I’m really loving them. The taste of fresh pork alone is so delicious – it doesn’t always need all that gloopy barbecue sauce.
Okay, yeah, I know, I called these Hawaiian BBQ Ribs but it’s not your typical barbecue sauce! The pork is still the star here.
I know normally when you think ribs, you think outdoor grilling. Especially this time of year.
But I’m still not 100% confident in my grilling ability so I’m a big fan of doing ribs in the oven. It’s such a simple way to prepare ribs and they turn out perfect every single time. Seriously foolproof.
My favorite ribs ever are these Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs! The ribs spend an hour and a half in the oven and these don’t dry out at all. They stay juicy and tender and just perfect.
I grabbed mine at Walmart. I find that Walmart has great pork options at really great prices. They have fresh pork ribs, chops, and marinated fresh pork.
I, obviously, love Smithfield for all my pork recipes but Walmart also has other brands of fresh pork if you are looking for something else.
The packaging of these Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs says “EXTRA MEATY” and they are seriously extra meaty. These are definitely my go to when I’m cooking ribs at home. I’ve found that they are great in the oven, on the grill, I’ve even done them in my pressure cooker.
I cook mine to 145-150℉ which is technically medium rare. For medium, you will need to cook the ribs to 150-155℉. Medium well needs to be 155-160℉ and well done pork needs to be 160℉.
I used these Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs to make Hawaiian BBQ Ribs!
The ribs are so delicious that they really don’t even need anything on them but this sauce is light enough to not overpower the pork. It is a Hawaiian-inspired sauce made with soy sauce, hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, fresh ginger, garlic, and sriracha.
It is sweet and spicy and I just love it on the fresh pork.
How To Make Hawaiian BBQ Ribs in the Oven
These are so, so, so simple. If you have been intimidated by ribs, try making them in the oven.
The ribs are cooked at a low temperature for a long time to make sure they stay super tender and delicious. So you are going to preheat the oven to 275℉ and then put your ribs in a rimmed baking dish. I used a 9×13-inch casserole dish and had to cut my rack of ribs into 2 sections to make it fit.
Then you make the sauce which just involves whisking all of the ingredients together. Nothing fussy. Half of the sauce gets poured over the ribs and then they go in the oven for about 90 minutes, depending on how well done you want them.
While they are in the oven, you’re going to put the rest of the sauce on low heat on the stove and cook it until it’s slightly thickened.
When the ribs have reached the desired doneness, the rest of the sauce gets brushed on the ribs and then they go under the broiler just for another minute or 2, until the sauce caramelizes a bit.
Then you can slice them and sprinkle them with sliced green onions and sesame seeds!
I love these ribs. I’ve been really into hoisin sauce lately (weird, I know) so I’m obsessed with the sauce. It is sweet and spicy but it doesn’t overpower the delicious taste of the pork.
To find a Walmart near you so you can pick up some fresh pork, use the Walmart Store Locator. And for even more recipes featuring fresh pork (both indoors and grilling recipes!), visit the National Pork Board.
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- 1 rack Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 - 2 tsp sriracha sauce
- green onions and sesame seeds, for serving
Preheat oven to 275F.
Cut Smithfield Extra Tender Fresh Pork Back Ribs into 2 - 3 sections and place in a rimmed baking dish.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, pineapple juice, garlic, ginger, and sriracha. Drizzle half of the sauce over the ribs, reserving the rest.
Bake ribs in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until ribs reach 145F in the meatiest part, about another 45 minutes.
While the ribs are cooking, put the reserved sauce in a small saucepan over low heat and cook until it thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
Once the ribs reach 145F, turn the oven off and the broiler on. Brush the ribs with the thickened sauce and place until broiler for just a minute or 2, until the sauce gets slightly caramelized.
Let rest for 3 minutes. Cut ribs as desired and sprinkle with sliced green onions and sesame seeds.