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.
We grill every Saturday night at our house, no matter the weather, so having a rub like this in my arsenal of grill seasonings helps to make the BBQ taste a bit different.
Caribbean Jerk Dry Rub and Printable Label.
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!
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!
So get out the grill and spread this dry rub on some burgers or steaks. It’s time for a trip to the Islands!
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
- 3/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 180mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.