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Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce. A deliciously different, sweet and sour version of a BBQ sauce glaze. It is incredibly tasty on slow cooked pork ribs, chops or grilled chicken.

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on grilled chicken

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on grilled chicken

Often in the kitchen, as it is in life, necessity is the mother of invention. That was true again this past week when Spouse came home with a big ripe golden pineapple that sat on the counter top for several days.

There seems to be an abundance of fresh fruit in the house all this week. With some good cherries and peaches available, I guess we overbought and the pineapple got ignored.

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on slow cooked pork back ribs

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on slow cooked pork back ribs

Eventually it had to be put to some good purpose and quickly so with some ribs ready for the backyard grill that day, I decided to try a pineapple barbecue sauce to slather on them.

Pineapple and pork is always a great combination so I figured it would work and it certainly did. I based the recipe on another very successful recipe, our Mango Rum Barbecue Sauce.

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce in a white dish with basting brush.

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

I didn’t put rum in this sauce though but it would add another delicious taste dimension to the sauce if you choose to add it, it will just take a little longer to reduce to the proper consistency.

This sauce is a great accompaniment to grilled shrimp as well plus grilled chicken or chicken wings.

Fresh Golden Pineapple cut in pieces on white background.

Fresh golden pineapple works very well in this recipe.

If you liked this recipe you’ll be sure to find many more to try and love in our collection of 26 Best BBQ Side Dishes.

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Originally published June 2018. Updated May 2020.

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Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on grilled chicken
Yield: 24 servings about 3cups BBQ sauce

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce. A deliciously different, sweet and sour version of a BBQ sauce glaze. It is incredibly tasty on slow cooked pork ribs, pork chops or grilled chicken. It's also a great topping for a grilled chicken burger.

Ingredients

  • 1 small, very ripe golden pineapple
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp five spice powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground dry thyme
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce, more or less to taste. (or other hot sauce or chili sauce of your choice)

Instructions

  1. Peel and core the pineapple, and dice it into small cubes.
  2. Roast in a glass baking dish at 350 degrees F until the edges begin to brown.
  3. Toss the pineapple cubes several times during the roasting time. The time will depend on the sugar content and can be between 30-60 minutes.
  4. In a medium saucepan heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Add the chopped white onion and garlic.
  6. Sauté together until the onions have softened but not browned.
  7. Add this to a food processor along with the roasted pineapple.
  8. Puree together until very smooth.
  9. Add the puree back to the pot and add all of the remaining ingredients.
  10. Simmer together very slowly over low heat stirring every few minutes until the sauce thickens naturally into a consistency that is easy able to be brushed on whatever you are grilling.
  11. As you get nearer the end of the cooking time stir the sauce constantly to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  12. Store in mason jars or airtight containers. The sauce can be kept in the fridge for 2 weeks or so or make it last all summer by properly bottling it according to the prescribed method recommended by the mason jar manufacturer.

Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 29Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 67mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Suzanne

Monday 3rd of December 2018

Bonjour Barry, j'aie découvert depuis peu votre cuisine qui me fait voyager . Ayant fait le meilleur pain blanc, les côtelettes de porc au miel avec la sauce à l'ail,les p-de terre rôties...tout est réussis et super très bon !!! Je suis de FRANCE près de NANTES .A bientôt

Barry C. Parsons

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Je suis heureux que vous ayez eu un tel succès!

2pots2cook

Sunday 8th of July 2018

Perfect combination of flavours !

Lisa Spencer

Thursday 28th of June 2018

This sounds delicious!

Sandra D

Thursday 28th of June 2018

How many cups of pineapple did you get from your small one? I only buy big ones, so this info would be very helpful. Thanks.

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