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Jerk BBQ Sauce

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Liven up your meals with this delicious jerk BBQ sauce. Simple to make with just 4 ingredients, it’s great to use as a marinade or a dip.

Jerk BBQ sauce in a glass bowl ready to use.

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This is currently the new favorite thing in our house! This jerk BBQ sauce has been going on everything!

This spicy and sweet sauce takes minutes to make, and is a great condiment to have on hand whenever you want to add a some flavor to your meal.

Also great to serve as a dip, this homemade BBQ sauce needs to become a staple in your pantry! It goes along great with my Jerk Chicken recipe.

Be sure to check out my Jamaican jerk seasoning and homemade BBQ sauce!

How to make jerk BBQ sauce

Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil and immediately remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.

The ingerdients to make the sauce, and the sauce after cooking in a pot.

What is jerk?

Jerk is a method of cooking from Jamaica where food is either dry rubbed or wet marinated with sweet, spicy mixture. The marinade usually consists of pimento, Scotch bonnet peppers, some kind of acid (citrus or vinegar), and other add ins such as cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, garlic and thyme.

The jerk flavor is such a great add in to a homemade BBQ sauce!

How long does it last?

This sauce can be made ahead and stored. It will last in the refrigerator for about 1-2 weeks in an airtight container. I store ours in mason jars and it always gets used within that time frame!

It’s also quick enough to make that you can just whip up a small batch on a whim.

How do you use it?

There are so many ways to use this jerk BBQ sauce. It’s great for basting jerk chicken or any other meats, like beef or pork, and it’s delicious to toss wings in! Feel free to use it as a dip too for fries or even spread it on sandwiches.

A jar of jerk bbq sauce on a basting brush.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Make sure your heat is set to medium heat to avoid burning your sauce or scorching your pan. 
  • This recipe as written makes a little less than 2 cups of sauce. It can be doubled or tripled or cut in half. If doubling or tripling, increase the heating time by about 5 minutes. 
A bowl of jerk bbq sauce next to cooked chicken and fresh herbs.

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Jerk BBQ Sauce

Liven up your meals with this delicious jerk BBQ sauce. Simple to make with just 4 ingredients, it's great to use as a marinade or a dip.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq sauce with jerk, how to make bbq sauce, jerk seasoned bbq sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 45kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to boil and immediately remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.

Notes

  • This bbq sauce is great for basting jerk chicken or any other meats.
  • Make sure your heat is set to medium-low heat to avoid burning your sauce or scorching your pan. 
  • This recipe as written makes a little less than 2 cups of sauce. It can be doubled or tripled or cut in half. If doubling or tripling, increase the heating time by about 5 minutes. 

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1335IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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