Jerk Ribs

Jerk Ribs

Jerk Ribs

Fall off the bone Jerk Ribs will be your new go-to way to make ribs.

The Facts

Move over traditional barbecue, these Jerk Ribs are taking over. These ribs are packed with flavor and moisture from slow cooking all day in the oven.

The great thing about this Jerk marinade is even though it is out of this world delicious on ribs, it can be used on really any meat! It also is extremely versatile for cooking styles. This rib recipe, in particular, is made in the oven, but a smoker or grill could be used instead if that’s your preferred slow cook style!

This marinade is the perfect combo of sweet, salty, and spicy. The spice trio of allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg bring through the more complex flavors. The soy sauce adds the saltiness and an Asian style twist. The vinegar provides the acid to the mix and helps to tenderize the meat. The jalapenos provide the kick, but not too much as we remove the stems and seeds before blending. To finish it off the freshness flavor comes from adding in green onions (instead of a yellow onion more traditionally seen in Jamaican jerk marinades).

What are your usual rib marinades? Do you prefer a more traditional barbecue sauce or like to change things up like with this Jerk Marinade?

Jerk Ribs

Cooked all day to pack the flavor and tenderness ribs should be!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Baby Back or Spare Ribs
  • 1/2 cup Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsps Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground Allspice
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 bunch Green Onions (white parts removed)
  • 6 Jalapenos - seeds and stems removed for less spicy


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Wash ribs and pat dry. Score 1in slits between each bone. Place in a greased 9x13 pan bone side up.
  • In a food processor or blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  • Pour over ribs making sure to coat the entire rack. Cover tightly with multiple sheets of foil to ensure it is thoroughly sealed.
  • Bake for 6 hours. Make sure to keep the oven closed and the ribs sealed for the entire 6 hours!
  • Remove from oven and enjoy!
Keyword jerk ribs, pork
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