Grilled Jamaican Jerked Pork Loin Chops Recipe -
Grilled Jamaican Jerked Pork Loin Chops Recipe
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Grilled Jamaican Jerked Pork Loin Chops

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"I like to buy a whole pork loin then cut them into chops so that I can get the thickness just right. You can also use the marinade with pork tenderloin, baby back ribs, and chicken."

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Original recipe makes 8 pork chops Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    8 hrs 45 mins


  1. Pour the beer, rum, molasses, soy sauce, and lime juice into a bowl. Stir in the garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, and marjoram. Season with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bay leaves. Place the pork chops into a zip top bag, and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. Prepare an outdoor grill for medium heat. Take the pork chops out of the marinade, place on a plate, and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes as the grill heats.
  3. Season the chops to taste with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Grill the chops on both sides until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Allow the pork chops to rest for about 5 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 17, 2009

Thank you for such a versitile and very delicious recipe! I had two large butterfly pork chops, so I halved all of the liquid and only used a couple of shots of beer (thanks previous reviewers). I also subbed several tablespoons of a prepared jerk seasoning in place of the list of jerk spices. Smelled soooo good on the grill, and I loved the light carmelization from the molasses and rum, balanced by the saltiness of the soy sauce. Will definitely use this one again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2008

If you find the alocohol taste overpowering, marinate for MUCH less time, I make my own version, and only marinate for no more than a couple of hours


14 Ratings

Feb 16, 2007

This came out really nice. I can't imagine the problems that the other reviews had unless they did not follow the recipe.

Sep 06, 2006

Made this recipe for the Labor Day BBQ. Everyone loved it! Next time, I'll try it on chicken.

Oct 19, 2009

FABULOUS! I love the infusion of flavors that brought this dish together. As mixing, I was skeptical! Once I poured over the chops, the aroma, I knew it was going to be delightful. I cut down on the Rum and used a ginger puree. I cut down too on the nutmeg and cinnamon (I was only using 4 chops). I used Red Stripe Lager (Jamaican Beer). My family was loving this and asked for me to make it again. I only marinaded this for about 7 hours though. It would be fantastic if used with Chicken or on Ribs (as another reviewer stated). Thank you so much for sharing....

Oct 23, 2008

Great marinade! Everybody in my family enjoyed this recipe. I didn`t use molasses for marinade. If you don`t have a grill, fry the meat on a pan and you`ll get wonderful chops.

Jul 16, 2006

Made this on Friday night for a family dinner. Very, very good! The lime was not overpowering at all and yeah, you couldn't really taste the beer or rum but I don't think the point of the recipe was to taste those two ingredients. The combination of everything though is really tasty! I had to shop for some of the spices which I didn't already have, so now I have to figure out what to do with them!

Jan 28, 2007

I used a Pork Tenderloin instead of chops. The alcohol taste was a bit over powering. The marinade could have done with much more chilli and a touch more sweetness. My husband liked it more than I did.


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  • Calories
  • 323 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 639 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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