These fall-off-the-bone pineapple habanero ribs are baked, then glazed with a slightly sweet and a little spicy barbeque sauce. The sauce is super simple to make; plain barbeque sauce is combined with pineapple juice and habanero pepper hot sauce. Now, the ribs do take a while to cook – that’s how you get them fall-off-the-bone good, but the prep, and hands on time is practically nothing. Enjoy!
2-3 lbs. Loin Back Ribs (1 large slab)
1 tsp. Kosher Salt, or to taste
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
¼ tsp. Black Pepper
1 cup Plain Barbeque Sauce, use your favorite brand
½ cup Pineapple Juice
1 tbsp. Habanero Hot Sauce, or to taste (use a vinegar based habanero pepper sauce)
Preheat oven to 350°F
Add the salt, garlic powder and black pepper to a small bowl, stir to combine. Set aside.
Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil, one piece lengthwise and one piece widthwise. Place the ribs in the center and sprinkle on both sides with the prepared seasoning mix.
Fold the short sides of the aluminum foil in, then join the long sides and fold a couple of times to make a packet. Bake the ribs for 2 hours.
Make the pineapple habanero barbeque sauce
Add the barbeque sauce, pineapple juice and habanero sauce to a small saucepan. Heat the sauce over medium heat, stirring frequently to avoid sticking. Let the sauce come to a gentle simmer and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the ingredients are incorporated and it thickens up a little, stirring frequently. Lower the heat to low and keep the sauce warm until ready to use, stirring occasionally.
Reserve about ¼ cup of the sauce for serving.
Remove the ribs from the oven, carefully open the foil and fold it down so that the ribs remain uncovered. Carefully turn the ribs (they will be very tender) so that the underside is up. Brush or spoon about a ¼ cup of the barbeque sauce on the ribs; bake them for 10 minutes.
Carefully turn them and brush the top of the ribs with half the remaining barbeque sauce. Bake another 10 minutes. Brush them one more time with the remaining sauce and bake another 10 minutes.
Approximately 4-6 servings
If you want to place the ribs on a serving platter, remove them carefully so they don’t break apart. Use two tongs, grab each end of the ribs with the tongs placing them towards the middle of the rack to provide support.