YIELDS: 4 Servings PREP TIME: 10 mins COOK TIME: 15 mins TOTAL TIME: 25 mins

You are going to love this Hawaiian Pineapple BBQ Short Rib recipe. Just can't get enough of those Island flavors that jump off the marinated short rib! You'll be wanting more for sure!


2 lbs flanken cut ribs
1 ½ cups pineapple juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp sesame oil
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp minced fresh ginger
5 garlic cloves minced
3 green onions, sliced thinly
Kosher salt and black pepper
1 whole pineapple, peeled and sliced 1/2" thick

Cutting board 
Large Ziploc bag
Small bowl 


  1. Place ribs in a ziplock bag and set aside. 
  2. Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and green onions in a bowl and whisk to combine. Pour mixture over ribs and marinate overnight in the fridge. Turn the bag occasionally to evenly distribute marinade.
  3. Preheat smoker or grill. Lightly brush pineapple slices with olive or vegetable oil (or a spray works great). Give each slice a very light sprinkle of kosher salt. 
  4. Place both ribs and pineapple on the grill and cook until charred on both sides and evenly done. Time will depend on the thickness of the ribs. Extra thin ribs cook for only a couple of minutes per side and thicker cuts (up to 1/2 inch) may take 5-6 minutes per side.
Recipe adapted from: Our Best Bites