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Zesty Grilled Chops Recipe

Zesty Grilled Chops Recipe

These pork chops make a quick company dish. Our family enjoys them on the grill, as the summer weather in our part of the country is hot and muggy. In the wintertime, they're wonderful prepared in the broiler. —Blanche Babinski, Minto, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 bone-in pork loin or rib chops (about 1-1/2 inches thick)

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients; set aside 1/3 cup for basting. Add pork chops. Seal bag and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-16 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, turning once. Brush occasionally with reserved marinade. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 214 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 614 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 5 lean meat.

Reviews for Zesty Grilled Chops

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"Like others, I have been making this for years. Because I love garlic, I tend to add a bit more. After experimenting with other meats and such, I found that you can make a bit more marinade and separate it and use some as a basting sauce. This is really great on any type ribs, especially country style. Great recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"Have been making these chops since the it was originally posted and just had a request from my son who lives out of state to send it to him. First time I ever made them his comment was this is awesome, what kind of meat is it. We have found that the longer you marinade them the better they are."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 24, 2015

"OhBarbi, the marinade was too sweet because you substituted ketchup instead of chili sauce. Ketchup is full of sugar. The chili sauce is used to balance out the brown sugar. You should have fiollowed the recipe. You should have given this marinade a 5 star rating. It was your mistake, not the person who submitted the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2014

"uwasv_waya These reviews are not all about you! They are about the recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2014

"It gave me a new way to grill chops. I'll leave out the sugar because I don't like to eat the main course and dessert at the same time. I also prefer boneless chops. They cost less in the long run since I don't throw our half the weight in bones. When I pay for a pound of meat I want a pound of meat and not half of it in bone.."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"My husband and I enjoyed these delicious pork chops the other night. They are so easy to prepare and great for warm weather grilling. I only marinated the chops all day instead of overnight and they were delicious. We will have this again."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2013

"Too sweet; I should have cut back on the brown sugar. I didn't have chili sauce so I substituted ketchup and sprinkled it with cayenne. Pork chop was tender."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"Try substituting Low Sodium Soy Sauce. The taste is just a great and you save tons of sodium... These chops are really the best ever."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"I have been using this recipe for pork chops for years and my family loves it! It works well with a pork tenderloin also. A keeper!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"I have used this recipe since it was originally printed in 1999. It is a family favorite and always asked for! LOVE IT!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Well, badkitty, you changed so much of this recipe, how can you rate it?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"I found this recipe in a Taste of Home magazine years ago. My youngest daughter was a toddler at the time and a very picky eater. She, as well as the rest of my family, absolutely LOVE these pork chops. They ask for it often. I highly recommend it!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"Too die for!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2013

"To Die for!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"Excellent recipe! The hubby absolutely loved it. I added some leftover chopped onions to the marinade. Very tasty! Definitely a keeper. Thanks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"The best pork chops I've ever made. The marinade was so flavorful for just being 5 ingredients and the chops were extremely tender. I will be making these over and over again!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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