spicy Hawaiian BBQ sauce
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Spicy Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings



  • In a saucepan, combine the pineapple juice, ketchup, teriyaki sauce, and garlic. Stir well.
  • Bring the sauce to a quick boil, then lower the heat to low and add in the dark brown sugar, ground ginger, and cayenne pepper powder. Stir well.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Taste the sauce and add liquid smoke (optional) and/or additional cayenne pepper, brown sugar, and/or ground ginger to taste.


You can opt for fresh ginger in this recipe (use two tablespoons) instead of ground ginger. We use ground ginger, though, because it tends to have more of a spicy kick to it compared to fresh.