This is the best pork chop marinade I've ever tasted. I starting throwing things together in a bowl and I'm so glad I wrote it down...try this! Flavor is best when pork is grilled.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut each pork chop from one side through the middle horizontally to within 1/2 inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book.

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  • Whisk olive oil, brown sugar, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, thyme, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mesquite seasoning, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a bowl and pour into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator, 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Increase amount of marinade if cooking a larger portion.

To grill chops, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill chops until nicely browned on each side and the meat is slightly pink in the center, about 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chop should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

756 calories; protein 62.1g 124% DV; carbohydrates 29.6g 10% DV; fat 41.7g 64% DV; cholesterol 159.8mg 53% DV; sodium 1450.7mg 58% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2014
Yellow mustard works fine in place of spicy ( dijon ) mustard. I used thin cut boneless chops--lightly dusted each one w/ "Smokehouse Maple" flavored seasoning before they went in a air-tight sealed bag of marinade for overnight stay in fridge. Impressed with the all-day smoker taste after a few minutes on gas BBQ grill. Novice griller chefs: If moisture is a concern, don't panic. pour pineapple juice in a small metal pan, place grilled chops in pan, pour enough more pineapple juice to just barely cover them--and seal tightly w/ foil, place in 250 degree oven for 7-10 minutes. Take chops out pan and allow them to rest for another 10 min. before serving. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2015
This marinade recipe has no distinctive flavor Read More
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174 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 132
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2014
Yellow mustard works fine in place of spicy ( dijon ) mustard. I used thin cut boneless chops--lightly dusted each one w/ "Smokehouse Maple" flavored seasoning before they went in a air-tight sealed bag of marinade for overnight stay in fridge. Impressed with the all-day smoker taste after a few minutes on gas BBQ grill. Novice griller chefs: If moisture is a concern, don't panic. pour pineapple juice in a small metal pan, place grilled chops in pan, pour enough more pineapple juice to just barely cover them--and seal tightly w/ foil, place in 250 degree oven for 7-10 minutes. Take chops out pan and allow them to rest for another 10 min. before serving. Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
We just made these tonight and it was the best pork chop I have ever had! I followed the recipe except I didn't have any mesquite seasoning, so used a regular grill seasoning blend instead. I had four smaller cut chops so did not butterfly. We grilled them after marinading about 4-5 hours and they were perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2013
Very easy to put together! I marinated overnight for about 10 hours. Pork chops were flavorful moist and tender. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2014
This is a fantastic recipe! I marinated some pork for only about an hour, and it was excellent. The rest of the pork I marinated overnight. Instead of mesquite seasoning, though, I used sriracha sauce. Absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
this was SO delicious! instead of two pork chops i used 4 thin bone in pork chops and regular mustard for the spicy brown like others did.. left out the sugar per usual.. used about 1/4 tsp ground thyme bc for the regular bc i always worry about how strong it can be.. i use montreal steak seasoning for the mesquite flavored seasoning all the time.. idk if that's anywhere close but i haven't had a mishap yet.. used fresh parsley for dried and mistakenly used table salt for kosher salt (doh!) but the chops still came out wonderful.. ty so much for this recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2015
This marinade is great. Quick and easy. I marinated my pork loin chops just over 2 hours. Cooked them on the my Weber. Grill time about 4-5 minutes a side - perfection and really tasty!!! WOW!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/30/2014
I did not use mesquite-flavored seasoning. I don't even know what it is. But I used all the other ingredients listed and the chops had a wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2014
OK this marinade is really great. Better than I expected. I didn't have mesquite anything - no bbq anything either - I added a dash of cayenne and paprika. I have no idea what that did. I also didn't really measure anything out. Didn't have onion powder so I chopped up some onions and added them. Used normal yellow mustard and red wine vinegar instead of white. Sauteed the chops in the sauce in a frying pan. Despite all my substitutions for lack of ingredients it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for a great marinade. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2016
I made it with regular yellow mustard and it came out perfectly. Also, I didn't have white wine vinegar because I'm a poor med student so I just used regular sad white vinegar. It came out great though. I paired it with sautéed veggies and hence the 5 stars. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2015
This marinade recipe has no distinctive flavor Read More
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