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Luau Ribs

Wonderful ribs with a tangy Polynesian BBQ sauce.  The perfect appetizer for your holiday buffet or family meal.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time2 hours 5 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ recipe, luau party, pork ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 786kcal


  • 4 lbs bone-in pork ribs baby back or spare ribs
  • salt
  • pepper


  • 1 cup pureed peaches*
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ginger


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a large baking pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean up).
  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Cut ribs into serving portions, single ribs for regular spare ribs and 2 ribs for baby backs. Lay ribs in a single layer in prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, drain all liquid from the pan and reduce oven temp to 350 degrees F.
  • Pour sauce over ribs and cover pan with foil. Place in 350 degree oven and bake for 1 1/2 hours, basting with sauce every 30 minutes. Remove foil cover during last 30 minutes of baking time.
  • Coat ribs with thickened sauce in the bottom of the pan and serve immediately.


  • Place all ingredients in slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low. Sauce may be reduced in a saucepan on the stovetop if desired


*Strained baby food peaches are fine, but you can also puree drained, canned peaches in a blender, strainer attachment or Ninja


Serving: 0.5rack | Calories: 786kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 877mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 228IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 3mg