Jerk Ribs

The distinctive flavor of jerk seasonings creates a bold flavor for these Jerk Ribs. Play some steel drum music and serve with fresh tropical fruits and beans and rice.

Jerk Ribs


  • 2 pounds pork back ribs
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 4 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


  1. In small jar with tight-fitting lid, shake together all dry ingredients until well-blended. Rub dry mixture onto all surfaces of ribs.
  2. Grill ribs over indirect heat in covered grill, turning occasionally, until ribs are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours (or roast ribs on rack in shallow pan in 350 degrees F for 1 1/2 hours).
  3. Cut into 1- or 2-rib portions to serve.

Prep: 10 min | Cook: 1 hr 30 min | Servings: 10

Nutritional Information: Calories: 170 calories Protein: 10 grams Fat: 12 grams Sodium: 510 milligrams Cholesterol: 50 milligrams Saturated Fat: 4 grams Carbohydrates: 4 grams Fiber: 0 grams

Recipe and photo used with permission from: National Pork Board

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