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Marinated Pork Chops

Did you ever eat the BEST Pork Chop of your life and then decide that you needed to have another and try to make one at home? Me TOO! That is exactly what happened to me on Saturday night! That is why you are looking at Marinated Pork Chops on Loaves and Dishes on Tuesday!

Sometime about Tuesday of last week I told Mr Loaves and Dishes that I just KNEW that he wanted to take me out on a date on Saturday – to some place nice! Guess what? He didn’t seemed surprised at all! (Ok, well, maybe a little).

We ended up going to River Birch Lodge and whoot whoot – and wow! Terrific food! I had the pork chop and oh man! So good! I totally recommend checking this place out the next time you are in Winston Salem, NC.

HOW LONG DO YOU KEEP MARINATED PORK CHOPS IN THE FRIDGE?

Here is the BEST NEWS OF ALL! The only thing required of you for these delicious pork chops is to put them in a plastic reseal-able bag with the tasty marinade at least 6 hours before you plan to eat them. The day before is fine too.

  • Put all the stuff in the bag.
  • Swish it around and plunk it in the fridge.
  • Then when you are ready to eat, simply get them out and grill them or frying pan them till done.
  • Easy and Delish. Your family will look at you with love and admiration!
  • Get outta here – they would do that anyway! But it never hurts to ply them with marinated pork chops too!
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Marinated Pork chops

WHAT ARE THE BEST SEASONINGS FOR PORK CHOP MARINADE?

Like most things that you want to season, Pork Chops are best with a mixture of the following:

  1. Salt
  2. Acid
  3. Heat
  4. Sweet

Therefore, ,my recipe calls for mustard, cumin, cayenne, thyme, sugar, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Simple.

WHY MARINATE PORK CHOPS IN THE FIRST PLACE?

It’s a perfect question, I mean, pork chops are great all by themselves so WHY bother putting more stuff on them when you don’t have to? Simple. Marinating pork chops improves the flavor by giving it a depth and richness you can’t get with simple salt and pepper.

Secondly, some believe that the marinade helps keep the pork chops juicy. We’ve all suffered through a dry tough pork chops, haven’t we?

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO MARINATE A PORK CHOP?

Here is the BEST NEWS OF ALL!  The only thing required of you for these delicious pork chops is to put them in a plastic reseal-able bag with the tasty marinade at least 6 hours before you plan to eat them.

CAN YOU MARINADE OVERNIGHT OR FOR 24 HOURS?

YES, The day before you plan to eat is fine too. Put all the stuff in the bag and swish it around and plunk it in the fridge. Then when you are ready to eat just get them out. Grill them or fry them till  done. Easy. Delish. Your family will look at you with love and admiration!

Get outta here – they would do that anyway! But it never hurts to ply them with marinated pork chops too!

MARINATING PORK CHOPS FOR THE GRILL OR BBQ

  • Just use the marinade that is in the recipe box below and you will be happy. When you are ready to grill your chops, get your fire going with a medium low to medium heat and grill for about 3-5 minutes on one side and then about another 2 minutes on the other side.
  • Be sure to oil your grill grates before putting the pork chops on and then let them sit for the full 3-5 minutes before trying to move them around so that they won’t stick.
  • Do NOT use the marinade that the porkchops were in to sauce the chops while cooking. Make some extra if you need to but don’t reuse the old marinade. Doing so could make you sick.

MARINATING PORK CHOPS FOR FRYING

  • All you need is the marinade recipe listed below in the box. Marinate as indicated and then when you are ready to cook them, get them out of the bag and let them drip over the sink for a minute or so.
  • Heat your frying pan over medium heat with about 2 tablespoons of oil. When the oil glistens on the surface, it is ready. Fry for 3-5 minutes on one side and 2-3 minutes on the other side.
  • Once you put your chop in the frying pan, don’t move it around, let it cook.
  • Don’t crowd the pan. Only cook one at a time or two at most if they are small chops.
  • Do NOT use the marinade that the pork chops were in to sauce the chops while cooking. Make some extra if you need to but don’t reuse the old marinade. Doing so could make you sick. Discard the used marinade.

MARINATING PORK CHOPS FOR BAKING

  • All you need is the marinade recipe listed below in the box. Marinate as indicated and then when you are ready to cook them, get them out of the bag and let them drip over the sink for a minute or so.
  • Place the pork chops on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
  • Don’t crowd the pan, otherwise your chops will just steam.
  • Do NOT use the marinade that the pork chops were in to sauce the chops after cooking. Make some extra if you need to but don’t reuse the old marinade. Doing so could make you sick. Discard the used marinade

MARINATING PORK CHOPS FOR THE SLOW COOKER OR CROCKPOT

  • Simply follow the marinade recipe listed below in the recipe box. Allow the pork chops to marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours and then place into the crockpot with 1/2 cup of the marinade and discard the rest. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Do NOT use the marinade that the pork chops were in to sauce the chops after cooking. Make some extra if you need to but don’t reuse the old marinade. Doing so could make you sick.

MARINATING PORK CHOPS FOR THE INSTAPOT OR PRESSURE COOKER

  • Simply follow the marinade recipe listed below in the recipe box. Allow the pork chops to marinate overnight or for at least 6 hours and then place into the cooker with 1/2 cup of the marinade and discard the rest.
  • Bring to high pressure and cook under high pressure for 13 minutes. Allow cooker to slow release.

Do NOT use the marinade that the pork chops were in to sauce the chops after cooking. Make some extra if you need to but don’t reuse the old marinade. Doing so could make you sick.

Can I freeze pork chops with this marinade?

Yes! You can do the following:

  1.  Cook the pork chops with the marinade on them and the freeze them for later
  2.  Marinate pork chops and then freeze before cooking!

Either one will work.

What you DO NOT want to do:

Thaw pork chops from frozen, marinade and refreeze before cooking. That is a bad practice and can lead to food poisoning. So, don’t do that things that way. 🙂

Serving suggestions for Marinated Pork Chops

I’ll tell you what I served marinated pork chops with and you can make up your own mind. I served them with some

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Marinated Pork Chops

Marinated Pork Chops - simple and delicious
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marinated pork chop, pork chops
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 203kcal
Author: Loaves and Dishes

Ingredients

  • ¾ Cup Vegetable Oil you can use Olive oil – or any kind of oil you like – but I was running low on Olive Oil and this is what I had available.
  • 1/3 Cup Braggs Amino Acid Use Soy Sauce if you don’t have Braggs – but you should really get some Braggs – and they don’t pay me to say that either.
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • ¼ Cup Rice Vinegar you can use regular white vinegar.
  • 2 tbs A1 Sauce
  • 1 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tbs of really good whole seed mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • 4 bone in pork chops

Instructions

  • Put all ingredients in a re-sealable plastic bag. Seal well, swish the ingredients around and place in the fridge at least 6 hours before you plan to use
  • Remove from the fridge, remove the pork chops from the liquid and throw the liquid away. Do not use the marinade to baste the chops with during cooking – this could make someone sick. Grill or pan fry the chops. Yum!

Notes

A simple recipe for pork chop marinade

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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***This recipe for Marinated Pork Chops originally appeared at Loaves and Dishes on April 28, 2015 and I have updated the post with NEW information on September 28, 2018***

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