December 19, 2013

Recipe Review: Easy Pork Chop Marinade

Pork chopsOne of the things I often do during the week is broil a piece of meat, nuke a potato and some frozen veggies and voila! Dinner! (And a relatively healthy one at that.) In the day and age of Pinterest, I stumbled across a few marinades–one of which was for pork chops. (Another is for lamb chops, I’m trying it as I type this, so stay tuned–that one’s coming and it smells divine!) But back to the marinade at hand…

This was incredibly easy and very tasty–two things I love in a week night recipe. Enjoy!

(Help! My picture shows one of my sides was homemade sweet potatoes. Mine were awful. I’ve tried 2 different recipes and still haven’t found one that’s good. If you have one, please share!)

Marinated Pork Chops
From Michele Hoffnung of Mount Carmel, CT

Serves 4 (I only made 2 pork chops but only reduced the garlic by 1 clove and kept all the other measurements the same.)


  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 center-cut pork chops, well trimmed (Mine weren’t so trimmed…)


1. Preheat the broiler.* In a baking dish, stir together soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic cloves, honey, and sugar.** Put pork chops in the dish, and turn to coat well. Marinate for at least 1 hour at room temperature or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, turning occasionally.

2. Remove pork chops from the marinade, transfer to a pan, and broil, turning once, until just done, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Tara’s Tips: *I grilled the pork chops on my George Foreman Grill–yum. **And I made the marinade in a Ziploc baggie and let them sit overnight–easy, no turning in a bowl and clean up was tossing the bag in the trash when I was done. Now cleaning the Foreman Grill was another story…but worth it.

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