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Pineapple Five Spice Pork Ribs

Pineapple Five Spice Pork Ribs get an Asian influence with Chinese Five Spice Powder, sesame oil , soy sauce, ginger, white pepper and pineapple. So good!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: Chinese, Western
Keyword: BBQ ribs, Pineapple Ribs, summer BBQ
Servings: 4
Calories: 765kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs baby back pork ribs (1 rack)

Dry Rub

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp ground white pepper

Mop Sauce

  • 1 cup diced pineapple
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese Five Spice Powder

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix together the dry rub ingredients. Rub liberally on both sides of the rack of pork ribs.
  • Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray large enough to lay the rack of ribs on. Place the dry rubbed rack of ribs on the foil and fold up loosely and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight for maximum flavor penetration (completely covered).
  • In a food processor or blender process the pineapple, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, sugar, salt and Chinese Five Spice until smooth. This will be mopped on the ribs as they cook.

Grilling Low and Slow:

  • Preheat gas grill or smoker to 225°F. Add smoker chips per manufacturer's instructions if using. Set up the grill for indirect grilling (See Note 3).
    Place the ribs, bone side down, in the center of the grate, cover the grill and cook the ribs for 30 minutes.
    Brush both sides with mop sauce. Re-cover the grill and continue cooking the ribs for about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours brushing with mop sauce every 15 minutes.
    Brush with sauce, or not, and grill the ribs until the BBQ sauce is browned and bubbling, a couple minutes per side.
    Remove from the grill and let the ribs rest for a few minutes, then cut the ribs.

Grilling if short on time:

  • Preheat gas grill or smoker to 325°F. Add smoker chips per manufacturer's instructions if using.
    Place the ribs, bone side down, in the center of the grate, cover the grill and cook the ribs for 45 minutes.
    Brush both sides with mop sauce. Re-cover the grill and continue cooking the ribs 45 minutes to 1 hour longer until well browned and tender (feel free to mop every 15 minutes). At this point they should be tender enough to pull apart with your fingers after 1 1/2 hours total cook time.
    Brush with sauce, or not, and grill the ribs until the BBQ sauce is browned and bubbling, a couple minutes per side.
    Remove from the grill and let the ribs rest for a few minutes, then cut the ribs.

Nutrition

Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 21.8g | Protein: 56.6g | Fat: 51.1g | Saturated Fat: 17.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21.2g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 195.6mg | Fiber: 2.2g | Sugar: 14.2g