Jamaican Ribs with Sticky Rum BBQ Sauce

Jamaican Ribs with Sticky Rum BBQ Sauce Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Get a taste of the islands by seasoning the baby back ribs with spicy jerk seasoning, marinating in rum, and basting with a tangy brown sugar and rum sauce.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Coastal Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
Cook: 2 Hours, 45 Minutes


2 (2-pound) racks baby back pork ribs
1 tablespoon jerk seasoning blend
1 cup dark or spiced rum


1. Rinse and pat ribs dry. If desired, remove thin membranes from backs of ribs, using a paper towel for a better grip. (This will make ribs more tender.) Rub ribs evenly with jerk seasoning.

2. Pour rum in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add ribs, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally.

3. Light 1 side of grill, heating to medium heat (325° to 350°). Place a drip pan beneath unlit side. Remove ribs from marinade, let drain quickly, and place on grate above drip pan. Grill (with lid closed), turning occasionally, 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until ribs are browned and tender and meat has shrunk back from bones.

4. Brush ribs with 1/2 cup Sticky Rum BBQ Sauce, and grill 15 more minutes. Serve with additional sauce.

Julia Rutland,

Coastal Living

February 2011
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