Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce on grilled chicken

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, pork chops or grilled chicken. It's also a great topping for a grilled chicken burger.
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue sauce, pineapple
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 servings about 3cups BBQ sauce
Calories 39 kcal


  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp ground dry thyme
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce more or less to taste. (or other hot sauce or chili sauce of your choice)
US Customary - Metric


  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.

Recipe 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.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Pineapple Barbecue Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.