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Virgil's "Top Secret" Pork Chop Marinade

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars
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"This is my father-in-law's famous 'top secret' pork chop marinade. Top secret means that he shared it with everyone the last 20 years, even my brother, who is no relation to Virgil, but he would never share with me until recently. I gave him so much grief about it that he finally shared it with me. I know what you're thinking, 'Virgil didn't share it with you because he didn't want it blabbed on the internet.' Nope. He only did that to pester me. This is a very good marinade that was developed by Virgil and his brother specifically for pork chops, but also works on beef and chicken."
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Ingredients

5 m servings 148
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Marinate pork chops in the refrigerator overnight.
  • This makes enough marinade for eight chops.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 148 calories; 14 5.3 0.7 0 827 Full nutrition

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Virgil's Top Secret Pork Chop Marinade Haiku: "This was super good! And super easy to make, (but my chops were dry." By no fault of the recipe-submitter, my pork chops (that were the crazy thick...

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I downsized to two portions and marinaded loin chops for 8 hours. The result was moist and tender but the marinade flavor, the soy sauce mostly, was just too strong for us. I think this one is j...

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Virgil's Top Secret Pork Chop Marinade Haiku: "This was super good! And super easy to make, (but my chops were dry." By no fault of the recipe-submitter, my pork chops (that were the crazy thick...

Super easy, super juicy, and oh so tender. I am not a huge fan of pork chops but nobody would have ever guessed that if they would have seen how quickly I inhaled these. I plan on using this on ...

Well, I'm glad it's no longer a secret. So simple, great flavor, and beautiful color to the chops when done. Will try this again on the grill and perhaps some chicken. Do marinate overnight or s...

OK so I only gave it four stars because I didn't have soy sauce and I will re-review the recipe once I can actually make it as directed. This is a great recipe! For some time now I've been tryin...

My go to marinade for pork chops is Stubbs. When I found myself with four lovely pork chops and no Stubbs I tried this marinade. I marinated the chops overnight and then broiled them. Fantastic!...

I made this marinade for some pork chops that went on the grill. The taste was just so, SO GOOD! Full of flavor but does not overpower the taste of the meat. Instead, it acts as a tenderizer....

Meat stayed moist & had a good flavor. Will definitely use this marinate again.

Thank you for this recipe. Exceptional flavor. I can actually make pork chops that taste great now. Made as written and I wouldn't change a thing.

I downsized to two portions and marinaded loin chops for 8 hours. The result was moist and tender but the marinade flavor, the soy sauce mostly, was just too strong for us. I think this one is j...