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Jamaican Barbecue Sauce

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"'Since visiting Jamaica, I've become a big fan of jerk chicken and fish,' writes Lee Ann Odell from Boulder, Colorado. 'I came up with my own version of that zesty island flavoring especially for this contest. It's a great sauce for ribs, whether you're grilling them or making them in the oven. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation!'"
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20 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. In a saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Discard bacon or save for another use. In the drippings, saute the onions and jalapeno until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; cool. Store in the refrigerator.


  • When cutting or seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your hands. Avoid touching your face.


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I love this recipe and have been using it for quite some time. I have not rated anything on this site before until I realized this was here. I originally got it out of Taste of Home. I have u...

AMAZING! Tweaked it a little bit (less molasses and thyme, a bit more mustard) and also added a couple of cloves of fresh minced garlic. Had it with grilled chicken breasts and corn on the cob. ...

Oh My! This is SO good. We added 2 T of brown sugar. It's nice and sweet, but not too sweet. We basted BBQ ribs in this sauce and broiled them. Also had some on the side for dipping. Proba...

Used on the prizewinning baby back ribs on this site. Very nice together. Left out the jalapeno for the sensitive palates in my family and it was sill good.

Wonderful! I have made this twice and the only changes I made is that I pureed this with an immersion blender at the end and added some cayenne because we like our food spicy. One of the best BB...

I made a batch of this using habaneros and served it with ham on New Years Day. Added a great zing to the meal and everyone who tried it asked for the recipe. This is a good one!

I was not overly impressed with this.

great taste, everyone loved it!!

I made this for Jamaican Burgers (also on this site) and it was great!! We also just used it as a BBQ sauce with chicken/pork/beef and everyone loved it!