I like to buy a whole pork loin then cut them into chops so that I can get the thickness just right. You can also use the marinade with pork tenderloin, baby back ribs, and chicken.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 pork chops
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the beer, rum, molasses, soy sauce, and lime juice into a bowl. Stir in the garlic, ginger, scotch bonnet pepper, thyme, and marjoram. Season with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and bay leaves. Place the pork chops into a zip top bag, and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.

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  • Prepare an outdoor grill for medium heat. Take the pork chops out of the marinade, place on a plate, and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes as the grill heats.

  • Season the chops to taste with kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Grill the chops on both sides until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Allow the pork chops to rest for about 5 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

Nutrition Facts

323 calories; protein 28.4g 57% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 14.3g 22% DV; cholesterol 80.6mg 27% DV; sodium 639.4mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2009
Thank you for such a versitile and very delicious recipe! I had two large butterfly pork chops so I halved all of the liquid and only used a couple of shots of beer (thanks previous reviewers). I also subbed several tablespoons of a prepared jerk seasoning in place of the list of jerk spices. Smelled soooo good on the grill and I loved the light carmelization from the molasses and rum balanced by the saltiness of the soy sauce. Will definitely use this one again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2008
If you find the alocohol taste overpowering marinate for MUCH less time I make my own version and only marinate for no more than a couple of hours Read More
(5)
28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2009
Thank you for such a versitile and very delicious recipe! I had two large butterfly pork chops so I halved all of the liquid and only used a couple of shots of beer (thanks previous reviewers). I also subbed several tablespoons of a prepared jerk seasoning in place of the list of jerk spices. Smelled soooo good on the grill and I loved the light carmelization from the molasses and rum balanced by the saltiness of the soy sauce. Will definitely use this one again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2007
This came out really nice. I can't imagine the problems that the other reviews had unless they did not follow the recipe. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2006
Made this recipe for the Labor Day BBQ. Everyone loved it! Next time I'll try it on chicken. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
FABULOUS! I love the infusion of flavors that brought this dish together. As mixing I was skeptical! Once I poured over the chops the aroma I knew it was going to be delightful. I cut down on the Rum and used a ginger puree. I cut down too on the nutmeg and cinnamon (I was only using 4 chops). I used Red Stripe Lager (Jamaican Beer). My family was loving this and asked for me to make it again. I only marinaded this for about 7 hours though. It would be fantastic if used with Chicken or on Ribs (as another reviewer stated). Thank you so much for sharing.... Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2008
Great marinade! Everybody in my family enjoyed this recipe. I didn t use molasses for marinade. If you don t have a grill fry the meat on a pan and you ll get wonderful chops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2006
Made this on Friday night for a family dinner. Very very good! The lime was not overpowering at all and yeah you couldn't really taste the beer or rum but I don't think the point of the recipe was to taste those two ingredients. The combination of everything though is really tasty! I had to shop for some of the spices which I didn't already have so now I have to figure out what to do with them! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/05/2008
If you find the alocohol taste overpowering marinate for MUCH less time I make my own version and only marinate for no more than a couple of hours Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/06/2007
smelled awesome when grilling but the taste was weird. Followed recipe exact. Real different. Probably wont make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2014
I did half the recipe for four loin chops and it was the perfect amount. We used our favorite Yuengling Lager in the marinade. I was concerned when one review said the alcohol was over powering but we didn't taste the alcohol at all. I did detect the subtle flavoring from the spices and the sweetness and little spicy kick all came together quite well and the meat was tender and very juicy for pork. The only change I made was dried marjoram spice instead of fresh and couldn't find a scotch bonnet pepper so used a small jalapeno from my garden. Read More
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