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
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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 pork chop equals 362 calories, 18 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 695 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 37 g 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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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

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

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

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

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 :("

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."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

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

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