Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Normally, I kind of like to mix up my own marinades.  (One of my favorites is soy sauce, garlic powder, honey and olive oil.) But, I’m on a clean-out-the-pantry mission in preparation for our move this summer.

As I was digging around, trying to decide how to marinate the pork chops, I came upon a bottle of this stuff:

Mine didn't have all the pretty things next to it.

I was feeling pretty lazy, so I grabbed a gallon-size ziploc bag and dumped half the bottle in it.  Then I added the frozen pork chops.  I squoze (totally a word) all the air out of the bag and put it on the counter to defrost.  (Shhhh… don’t tell the FDA.  They’ll come get me.)  When I came home for lunch, I put it in the fridge.

For dinner, I grilled the pork chops and paired them with some green beans and brown rice.  This marinade was delicious – tangy and a little bit sweet.  I think I can recreate it pretty successfully, but I’ll definitely be using the rest of the bottle!

About Damsel

Christ-follower, Army wife, former high school science teacher turned homeschooling mom. There are only a few non-negotiables in my life: following God's plan, loving my husband and children, and coffee. "And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8


Marinated Grilled Pork Chops — 4 Comments

  1. Sounds great! Is it safe to let pork defrost in a marinade though? Wouldn’t that contaminate the marinade and therefore make it unsafe? I hadn’t thought about leaving things to marinade overnight though, would definatley give it a bit more flavour!

    • It’s multitasking – it defrosts and marinates at the same time! When I’m ready to cook the pork, I throw out the rest of the marinade. If I want to brush some on while it’s cooking, I make sure to have some on hand that hasn’t had the pork in it. I just reserve some from the beginning.

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