Hawaiian Spareribs


This Hawaiian-inspired recipe does wonders for pork ribs. My mother made it when I was a child, and now I make it for my family. This recipe is very rich but very filling. It goes great with mashed potatoes!

close up view of sliced Hawaiian Spareribs with sauce on a red plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • ½ cup ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (Optional)

  • 3 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving size pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce, and pineapple. Stir in brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, and ginger. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.

  3. Arrange a layer of spareribs in a roasting pan. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over the top. Arrange another layer of spareribs, and top with remaining sauce. Cover pan tightly with foil.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
30g Fat
20g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 662mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 456mg 10%

* 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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