Sweet and Spicy Jerk Ribs Recipe
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Sweet and Spicy Jerk Ribs Recipe

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This no-fuss recipe takes just minutes to prepare. With its sweet, fruity sauce, these ribs will become an anytime favorite for the whole family. — Geri Lesch, New Pork Richey, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 4-1/2 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 3 cups honey barbecue sauce
  • 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 1082 calories, 61g fat (21g saturated fat), 220mg cholesterol, 2498mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (64g sugars, trace fiber), 45g protein


  1. Cut ribs into serving-size pieces; brush with oil and rub with jerk seasoning. Place in a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over ribs.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat from sauce before serving. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sweet and Spicy Jerk Ribs in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p61

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"My ribs did not turn out like the picture. We were not impressed with the end result."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

"These were delicious, cooked 7 hours exactly. will definitely make again."

Reviewed May. 10, 2012

"I also mixed all ingredients at once and poured it over boneless pork ribs. Awesome, family loves em a repeat recipe for me !!"

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2011

"Love this! Quick, easy, flavorful. I've made several times and with good meat and a seasoning blend that fits your taste, you can't go wrong."

Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"My husband thought they were pretty good, but I didn't care for them. The meat was tender and juicy, but the BBQ flavor was just a little overwhelming to me."

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