Sunday, June 28, 2009

Marinated Pork Chops

The stomach "bug" has been going around my house and I haven't had much energy to cook. I decided to go ahead and marinate these pork chops yesterday morning and then figured I'd wait and see if anyone felt up to eating dinner--worst case scenario, I figured we could always have them tonight. Dinnertime arrived and I figured I probably should try to eat something, so I had my husband go ahead and grill these chops. My stomach was still a little queasy, but they still tasted so good and smelled wonderful while they were grilling! I don't buy pork chops often, probably because I wasn't overly fond of them growing up--I love my Mom to death, but she likes her meat VERY well done and there's nothing quite like dried out pork chops! The original recipe called for 1 inch thick chops, but I used the assorted pork chops that were on sale for $.97/lb...hard to beat that! The listed grilling time is for 20-25 minutes, which was what the original recipe called for, but if you're using thinner chops, as we did, you will likely need to decrease the cooking time.

Marinated Pork Chops

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 garlic clove, minced
6 pork chops


Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large resealable plastic bag or shallow glass container; add pork and turn to coat. Seal bag or cover container; refrigerate overnight. Drain and discard marinade. Grill, covered, over medium coals, turning occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until juices run clear.

Source: Allrecipes


  1. Rachel, these sound good! I never would have thought to grill these. Marinade sounds so tasty. YUM

    Hope that nasty old flu bug leaves you all soon!

  2. We went to a BBQ at a friends house last night and had pork chops. We hadnt had them in forever, and really enjoyed them. Because of this, I want to start making them more often, so I was very excited to see this recipe today! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hope everyone continues to feel better! Your marinade sounds great... we love grilled pork chops, so we will have to try this one!

  4. I am ready to fire up the grill...I can practically smell these right through cyber-space! Hope you are all feeling tip-top soon!

  5. I've been fighting a stomach bug, myself, but luckily it hasn't hit anyone else in my house.

    My mom is just like yours, she likes everything suuuuuuper well done. If there's a touch of pink left in her steak, she won't eat it and she tends to cook everyone else's that way too. Maybe that's why I never like steak or pork chops as a kid?!

    Your pork chop recipe looks great. I'd love to try it!

  6. Your marinade sounds delicious!

    Glad you're feeling better! No fun to be sick in such pretty weather.

  7. Im not much of a pork fan, but the marinade does sound good!

  8. Hope you're feeling better. That sounds like a great marinade :)

  9. We make a marinade so similar to that except we do apple cider vinegar. Isn't it the best!! My husband begs me for any meat in that marinade. We like to cut our steak up in small pieces, marinade it and kabab it. I bet it's fabulous on porkchops too. Mmmm, now you have me craving it again!

  10. This sounds great!!! Thanks for sharing!

    I left you an award on my blog! :o)

  11. I'm sorry to hear that you've been sick. I hope it's on its way out now. I laughed when I read about your Mom liking meat really overdone and tough. My Mom was exactly the same way and to this day I still don't like ground beef for that reason. It just reminds me too much of black, crunchy meat.

  12. Your marinade sounds delicious! I'm trying it for my supper tomorrow night!