Passion Fruit – Pineapple BBQ Sauce and Ribs

A few years ago, I ate lunch at a beautiful restaurant in the Kihei neighborhood on Maui.  I decided to try the BBQ ribs with pineapple sauce.  I went back the next day for more.

Taste Marin’s Passion Fruit – Pineapple BBQ sauce is sweet, tart and delicious.  Don’t be afraid to adjust our recipe to fit your taste.



  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup passion fruit concentrate
  • 3 pounds pork spareribs, cut into serving size pieces


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the cider vinegar, ketchup, soy sauce and crushed pineapple. Stir in brown sugar, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, add in the passion fruit concentrate; set sauce aside.
  • Arrange a layer of plain spareribs in a roasting pan (meat up) and then arrange another layer of plain spareribs on top. Season with salt and pepper. Cover pan very tightly with foil.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 1¼ hours.
  • Now remove them from the oven and drain the fat from the pan.
  • Cover the spareribs with the Passion Fruit – Pineapple BBQ sauce.
  • Place back in the oven, uncovered.
  • Bake for 35 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.