Smithfield Baby Back Ribs with Brown Sugar Rub and Pineapple Sauce

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Units Scale
  • 4 lbs. Smithfield Baby Back Ribs
  • 1 pineapple sliced – grilled

For the Rub:

  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbs. paprika
  • 1 tbs. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar

For the Pineapple Sauce:

  • 1 tbs. soy sauce
  • 1 tbs. teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tbs. orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup duck sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 jalapeno – grilled
  • 2 cloves garlic – grilled


For the Rub:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the rub in a small bowl and mix.

For the Pineapple Sauce:

  1. Heat a small frying. Place the garlic with the skin and jalapeno in the frying pan and grill to a nice char. Pinch the garlic gently to pop it from its skin.
  2. Place all of the ingredients for the pineapple sauce in the food processor or blender and process until smooth.

For the Ribs:

  1. Place the ribs in a large baking pan. Rub the ribs with the dry rub; front and back of the ribs.
  2. Cover the backing pan with aluminum foil and place on the bar-b-que; using a charcoal style barbecue. Close the lid to the barbecue with the vents open for 11/2 hours.
  3. Brush the pineapple sauce on the ribs the last 15 minutes of grilling.
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