Linda's Hawaiian Barbecue Sauce for Barbecue Chicken and Ribs

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

This sauce is so good I entered it in the BBQ Sauce Cook Off 9/07. Use this sauce on ribs, chicken, pork chops, seafood... Heck, just about anything! It promises to give you the ULTIMATE in flavor. I used this sauce on ribs, and they are absolutely to die for, and the BEST ribs I have ever had the pleasure of making and eating... This recipe is heaven sent, especially for us rib lovers, using 3 racks of baby back ribs! I double the sauce, and use every last bit. Any sauce that may be left over after basting, you can spoon on ribs right before serving. Definately one not to be missed!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 14 cup low-sodium teriyaki sauce, I use Kikkomans
  • 14 cup ketchup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced


  1. Use with 3 baby back rib racks:.
  2. In a lg. Dutch oven, combine ribs and cold water to cover. Bring to a boil over med-high heat.
  3. Cover, remove from heat, and let stand for 30 minutes.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, ketchup, garlic, and brown sugar.
  5. Bring to a boil, stirring, over med-high heat. When it starts to boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Stir in ginger.
  7. Remove from heat, and let cool.
  8. Heat grill to med.
  9. Drain ribs. Place on grill rack.
  10. Brush with half of the sauce.
  11. Grill 6" from heat, covered, for 5-7 minutes per side. (Watch carefully, so they don't burn)!
  12. Brush with remaining sauce.
  13. Grill covered until browned, about 3-5 minutes per side.


Most Helpful

This has got to be the BEST rib sauce ever, and I mean EVER!!! We had a tropical themed birthday party, tripled the recipe and used 3 racks of ribs. It was sooo good, I didn't want to share the leftovers! We'll definitely be making these again. All I can say is, "WOW!!!"

SSX June 06, 2010

FABULOUS ribs!!! I made these ribs along with another recipe and these were hands down the best we have ever had. The whole clan dug in and these were the first to go!! The flavors from the sauce are amazing in this recipe and we enjoyed them several times before the cold weather set in. Make sure you double the sauce and set some aside, cause it's finger licking good and great to dip the ribs into while eating!

CookTillUDrop January 12, 2010

What a great sauce!! I didn't actually make ribs--I'm serving it with Kahlua pork for a luau, but this sauce is great! Definitely remember to use LOW SODIUM teriyaki sauce though--I messed up and had to do some doctoring of my own!

chefamanda578 November 19, 2010

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