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.
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.
What To Serve with Hawaiian BBQ Ribs
- Cole Slaw Pasta Salad
- Pineapple Baked Beans
- Cranberry Almond Broccoli Salad
- Tropical Marshmallow Fruit Salad
- 7Up Biscuits
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- 1 rack baby back pork ribs
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- ¼ cup pineapple juice
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
- 1 - 2 teaspoon sriracha sauce
- green onions and sesame seeds, for serving
- Preheat oven to 275F.
- Cut 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 2174mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 14g