Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are bone-in pork chops, marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

Are you looking for an EASY grilling recipe for bone-in pork chops? If so, then I hope you will continue reading! This recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops is ridiculously simple to prepare, and the chops taste wonderful!

The prep time for these pork chops is only a couple minutes, then the chops are refrigerated for half an hour. After that, throw ’em on the grill or smoker, and enjoy the finished grilled pork chops. Anyone can make these flavorful pork chops, and I’m happy to show you just how very easy it is!

Marinate The Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops Before Cooking

This is the marinade that we use to make these delicious pork chops. I am not sponsored by this company, but just want to show you what we used. We bought this sauce at our local grocery store, and it is also available on Amazon.

Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and pineapple juice blend.

This is the Caribbean-inspired marinade I used for the pork chops.

Seal the bag or container and then “smoosh” the bag around to distribute the marinade sauce, to fully cover the chops with sauce.

Once the pork chops are coated in sauce, place the container or bag in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

The bone-in pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

When ready to grill the pork chops, remove them from the refrigerator. Discard the excess sauce that had the raw pork in it.

Pour additional “fresh” Caribbean jerk sauce (without the pineapple juice) in a small container, so you can baste the chops with it, while they cook on the grill.

Marinated Caribbean jerk pork chops (and extra sauce) are ready to put on the grill.

We Had Quite The Grilling “Traegerpalooza”!

The same evening we enjoyed these delicious Caribbean jerk pork chops, we also grilled other items alongside them on our Traeger grill.

In the photo below you can see we also had grilled asparagus, brats and hot dogs, tri-tip steaks, and another batch of boneless pork chops, made with a different sauce. We also roasted a whole turkey breast on the Traeger (not pictured). As you can see, the Caribbean jerk pork chops were in great company!

These are some of the foods we grilled along with the pork chops.

Directions For Cooking Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops On A Traeger Grill

If using a Traeger smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145-160° F.

Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops, because of the indirect heat feature (convection) present on a Traeger grill. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them “rest” for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

Cooking The Pork Chops On A Traditional BBQ?

If you will be cooking the Caribbean pork chops on a traditional BBQ, place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time.

The cooking time might vary slightly due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely “done” when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F.

Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

We grilled the pork chops on our Traeger grill, along with other items.

Here are the finished Traeger grilled Caribbean jerk pork chops! They are full of flavor, and are enhanced by the wood pellet smoker feature of the grill! We used mesquite wood pellets in our Traeger.

NOTE: If cooking these on a traditional “over the flame” BBQ, the chops will be a lot browner and crispy on the outside.

The Caribbean jerk pork chops have come off the grill, and are ready to eat!

I really hope you will give this very simple recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops a try! We really enjoyed them, and trust you will, too! Have a wonderful day!

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Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Marinating
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 3 mins
 
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
Category: Main Course
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Servings: 2
Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 large pork chops (bone-in)
  • 1/2 cup KC Masterpiece Caribbean Jerk Marinade
  • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
  • Additional marinade for basting meat while grilling , as needed
Instructions
  1. Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and the pineapple juice blend.
  2. Seal the bag or container and then "smoosh" the bag around to distribute marinade sauce, to fully cover chops with sauce. Once the chops are coated in sauce, place container or bag in refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

If Cooking On A Traeger Or Smoker Grill:
  1. If using a Traeger or smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145-160° F. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them "rest" for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

If Cooking On Traditional BBQ Grill
  1. Once fire (or briquettes are ready) place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time. The cooking time might vary slightly, due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely "done" when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 93mg4%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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