Freak'n Good Ribs


Pineapple-marinated pork back ribs! This recipe doubles easily for more ribs.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
10 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 3 cups pineapple juice

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons mustard powder

  • cup ketchup

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 pounds baby back pork ribs

  • 1 (18 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce


  1. In a large baking dish, mix together the pineapple juice, brown sugar, mustard powder, ketchup, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, and soy sauce. Season with cloves, ginger, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Cut ribs into serving size pieces, and place into the marinade. Cover, and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 8 hours or overnight.

  2. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (80 degrees C). Cook ribs in marinade for 1 1/2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure even cooking.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat.

  4. Lightly oil grate. Grill ribs for 15 to 20 minutes, basting with barbecue sauce, and turning frequently until nicely glazed.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1027 Calories
31g Fat
161g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1027
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 2213mg 96%
Total Carbohydrate 161g 59%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 137g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 27mg 135%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 4mg 20%
Potassium 1082mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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