Jerk Seasoning

Vanessa LaBranche, Project Bread

School Lunch

School Lunch: Sauces, Seasonings & Salad Dressings

Jerk Seasoning

Jerk seasoning is a hot, spicy rub that has varying amounts of heat depending on how much is used. In this blend, the heat comes from cayenne pepper. Instead of using all white sugar, half brown sugar will also work and add a little more depth in flavor. Because this rub has a good amount of sugar in it, it mostly works well with meat such as chicken and beef.

Yield: 3 quarts, 192 servings, 1 Tbsp portions


2 cups allspice, ground
1 ½ cups thyme, dried
2/3 cup ground black pepper
1 ½ cups kosher salt
2 cups paprika
2 cups sugar
2/3 cup cayenne pepper
2 ½ Tbsp nutmeg


  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dry area.

Nutritional Information

Calories 17 calories Saturated Fat 0.09 g Sodium 586 mg Carbohydrate 4.1 g

* nutrient data and allergen information may vary depending on the specific ingredients and equipment used in your location.

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