Hearty Pork Chops Recipe
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Hearty Pork Chops Recipe

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Just six ingredients are required for the tasty mix that marinates these well-seasoned chops from our Test Kitchen. Whip up the combination to blend overnight and you’ll have dinner on the table in no time tomorrow.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup diet lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick and 7 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 227 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  3. Grill pork, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let stand 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Freeze option: Freeze pork with marinade in a resealable plastic freezer bag. To use, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Drain pork, discarding marinade. Grill as directed.
Originally published as Hearty Pork Chops in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 227 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 387 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Good flavor on the chops & chops were very tender."

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Nice twist on pork chops. The lemon-lime soda works nicely as a tenderizer, too."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"Delicious marinade and takes just minutes to mix together."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2011

"This is a favorite of my Family. You can make the marinade in a gallon freezerbag,place the fresh pork chops in and freeze. Then thaw overnight and grill as usual"

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