Simple Marinated Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
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Simple Marinated Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

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This marinade is so simple that I use it on all kinds of meat. For a more robust flavor, let the meat marinate in the refrigerator overnight. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick and 8 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 362 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 695mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Pour marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°). Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Pork Chops in Taste of Home June/July 2010 , p81

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 248744
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"Super simple and very flavorful. I added a healthy pinch of red pepper flakes because my husband likes a bit of heat. Don;t overcook the pork chops. My husband removes them from the heat when they are just a couple of degrees below the desired temp. He covers them then lets them rest 10 minutes. They are done to perfection and not overcooked."

Dinah66 User ID: 4558177 223367
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"This is truly simple and delicious. This is a go to grilling recipe at our house."

dsicard User ID: 1455080 192728
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"a nice marinate; for a variation I have added a 6 oz. can of pineapple juice"

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 122967
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2011

"I was hoping the flavor of the brown sugar would "make" this recipe, but it was overpowered by the soy sauce :("

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 175249
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"We enjoyed these chops. I made no changes to the recipe but would caution people to make sure to not overcook them. We grilled for 4 minutes each side and it was just right. Any longer and we would have had dried out chops."

marciedarciestuff User ID: 3221145 192572
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"I dont really care for pork but I loved this and so did everyone else in the family!"

HopMomof3 User ID: 5803661 121002
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"This recipe is a grilling staple in our home. I use boneless pork chops, and they turn out so moist and delicious!"

janetjordan User ID: 835679 192726
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2010

"LOVED this recipe! Can't wait to make again."

MelissaV81 User ID: 1221953 107420
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"Everyone loved these. Very moist and the soy sauce flavor is definately there so make sure you like soy sauce. But VERY good and will be making them real soon."

3434242424 User ID: 961507 148082
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2010

"Very Overpowering taste of soy sauce. I like soy sauce but WAY too much in this recipe"

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