Dive Into the Delicious World of Houston’s Hawaiian Ribeye – A Simple Guide


Houston’s Hawaiian ribeye is a dish that’s loved by many. It’s a steak that’s full of flavor, making your taste buds dance with joy. This blog will tell you how to make it in simple steps. Even if you’re new to cooking, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Recipe Details

This recipe brings the famous Houston’s Hawaiian ribeye right into your kitchen. It’s a mix of sweet and savory, thanks to its unique marinade. Ready in about a day (to marinate) plus cooking time, it’s perfect for a special occasion or when you feel like treating yourself.


  • 1 ribeye steak (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation Steps

  1. Marinade: In a bowl, mix pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, and ginger. This mix is what gives the steak its Hawaiian twist.
  2. Steak Time: Put your steak in a large ziplock bag. Pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and make sure the steak is well-coated. Let it sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours to soak up all the flavors.
  3. Cooking: When ready to cook, take the steak out of the fridge 30 minutes before to bring it to room temperature. Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Cook the steak to your liking. Usually, 4-5 minutes each side for medium-rare.
  4. Resting: Once done, let the steak rest for about 5 minutes. This helps keep it juicy.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Time is Key: The longer you marinate, the better the flavor. But don’t go over 48 hours.
  • Grill Option: For a smoky taste, cook the steak on a grill instead of a pan.
  • Sauce it Up: Boil the remaining marinade and use it as a sauce for extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Serve your Hawaiian ribeye with some steamed rice or roasted veggies. The sweet and savory flavors of the steak pair wonderfully with simple sides.

Nutritional Information

This dish is high in protein and has a mix of sweet and savory elements. The exact nutritional values depend on the size of the steak and the exact ingredients used. Generally, a serving of Hawaiian ribeye will have calories from both the meat and the marinade, including sugars from the pineapple juice and brown sugar, and sodium from the soy sauce.