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Best Pork Chop Marinade

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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6 h 10 m servings 756
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 756 calories; 41.7 29.6 62.1 160 1451 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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 se...

Most helpful critical review

This marinade recipe has no distinctive flavor

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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 se...

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 ha...

Very easy to put together! I marinated overnight for about 10 hours. Pork chops were flavorful, moist, and tender. Thanks for the recipe!

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.

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 srirac...

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!!! W...

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 grou...

This was delicious......the chops glazed nicely on the grill. I used apple cider vinegar and like most people, I didn't have mesquite seasoning, and so I threw in a little Aleppo Pepper to add ...

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 d...