Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops


Caribbean-style pork chops marinated overnight in a lemon juice and oil marinade with a variety of spices. Use more cayenne pepper to make it really hot!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
12 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • ¾ cup water

  • cup lemon juice

  • cup chopped onion

  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onion

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 6 lean pork chops, 1/2 inch thick


  1. Combine water, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, green onions, oil, salt, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, thyme, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting.

  2. Place pork chops in shallow glass dish. Pour remaining marinade over the meat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 12 hours, but no longer than 24 hours.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Place grate 4 to 5 inches above heat source.

  4. Oil the grill grate. Arrange chops on grate, and discard marinade. Cover grill, and cook chops for 10 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 460mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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