Hawaiian Grilled Rib Tips

Hawaiian Grilled Rib Tips

We’ve got a lot of requests for this one. We had a potluck at work and one of our Hawaiian co-workers brought in these delicious rib tips. I had never tasted anything like it, but I recognized some of the flavors. Of course, he wouldn’t give us “all” of the ingredients to his secret recipe, so we had to figure it out for ourselves. After some trial and error, we came up with a similar flavor. Its become a family favorite, and I’m reminded by the boys every time they open the fridge.


  • 2 lbs flanken cut ribs
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (20 oz can)
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt and black pepper
  • Green onions, thinly sliced (1 Bunch)
  • Large Ziploc bag
  • Pineapple slices (optional)


  1. Place ribs in a large Ziploc bag and set aside.
  2. Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt, pepper, and green onions in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour mixture over ribs in bag and marinate for 4 to 24 hours n the fridge. Turn bag occasionally to evenly distribute marinade.
  4. Preheat grill to medium.
  5. Place ribs on grill and cook until charred (not burnt) on both sides. Ribs should only take 5-7 minutes per side depending on the thickness. Grill pineapples for 3 minutes per side (optional). Enjoy.


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