Filipino Pineapple Short Ribs

MCCN’s Contributing Writer Lia Reconsal, has Filipino roots. She says, “I love my mom’s pineapple spare ribs


Pineapple Short Ribs(This is a photo of Pineapple short ribs by Chef Larry Edward-Photobucket)

which is made like an adobo…”


(This recipe is good for 2-4people)


2lbs of beef ribs (your preference…I like short ribs but my mom likes baby back)
1 can of cut pineapple in juice
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 tsp whole pepper
1 bay leaf
Salt to taste

Rub ribs in brown sugar then marinate in soy sauce,vinegar,pineapple juice (only but save the pineapple chunks),bay leaf,pepper overnight if possible or a couple of hours. When ready to cook transfer everything to a pot and simmer until meat is tender.

This is already good as is but mom takes it to another level…

Take the meat from the pot and fry sides til browned (which shouldn’t take too long…just crisp it a little). Place meat in your serving dish. Reduce or thicken a couple of spoons of your sauce and place on top of the meat. Serve with pineapple chunks on top.