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Simple Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

This pork chop 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


  • 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)


  • In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Add pork chops and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  • Drain pork chops, discarding marinade. Grill chops on greased grill rack, 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 362 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 695mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein.

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  • Ajaxmolly
    Jul 16, 2020

    These were absolutely delicious! I used slightly less soy sauce, and added pineapple juice (about 1/3cup). Will make again!

  • toni
    Jul 15, 2020

    We had this last night with 2 guests that we invite to be our critics. They said this one is a keeper. My husband and I agree. We had it with baked sweet potato, corn on the cob, seasoned green beans, deviled eggs, and cornbread. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Kim
    Jul 13, 2020

    Great recipe to tweak to your family's liking. I add 1/2 cup water so it doesn't have such a strong soy flavor. Also, I add some lemon juice and about 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme and a bit of onion powder. This is a great marinade for steak and chicken too.

  • Conrad
    Jul 13, 2020

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  • ebramkamp
    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.

  • dsicard
    Jun 21, 2012

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

  • Lynnette68
    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
    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
    Feb 21, 2011

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

  • HopMomof3
    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!