Caribbean Jerk Dry Rub and Printable Label.
Do you like the taste of Caribbean flavors? If you do, this Caribbean dry rub is for you. The rub is a delicious blend of both savory and sweet spices that will give your burger an island kick. It adds a delicious flavor to any burger, particularly those made from ground pork or chicken.
The rub could not be easier to make. Yes, there are a lot of spices in the list, but most are ones that you probably have on hand anyway.
Combine them in a bowl and mix and store in an air tight jar. I’ve even included a free printable label to use on your spice jar! If you print it out on glossy photo paper and use a glue stick, it really lasts well on the jar.
I have made dry rubs before for my readers that use similar ingredients. This one is a bit different because of the cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. It gives it a bit of sweetness that is so typical of Caribbean dishes. This delicious blend of spices is both savory and sweet and will add just a touch of the Islands to your next grill out.
Grill Junkie author, Arnie Tomaino calls this rub his “What A Jerk” Dry Rub. ( I have adapted it just slightly to include a bit more of the nutmeg and a bit less of the pepper) He was kind enough to send me a free copy of his Grill Junkie Burger a Day cookbook so that I could try some of the recipes and include them on my site. This recipe is a keeper. I love the way it makes my burgers taste! You can see the cookbook on Amazon. (affiliate link)
For another great tasting rub, try my spicy dry rub for steaks, chops and ribs.
- 1 tbsp onion flakes
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp ground thyme
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp dried chives
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp ground nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- Mix all of the spices together. Store in an airtight container in your pantry or cupboard. This rub will last up to six months.
- To use the rub, sprinkle on both sides of burgers or other meat choices and rub it in well. You can also mix it directly into burger patties before forming them.
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