Yes, you can prepare the perfect pork chop in minutes -- indoors or outside on the grill -- with this Country Pride Pork Chop Marinade!
Y'all, let's not forget about "the other white meat!" Pork is a big part of Virginia culture, and over the years I've played with many different ways of preparing this delicious meat.
This pork chop marinade is a great option to turn to when you need a quick way to prepare your chops with just a few staples that you already have on hand. No last-minute grocery store runs!
Plus, it's so easy that even a preschooler can whisk it together in about 2 minutes!
The pork chop marinade is full of rich, sweet and savory flavors, thanks to the combination of soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, garlic, seasoned salt, and green onions. So much goodness!
How long should I marinate pork chops?
Here's the good news: your meat will benefit from just 1 hour of marinating; however, if you like to prep ahead, you can let the pork chops sit in your refrigerator soaking up the flavor for up to 24 hours! That means that you can walk in the door at the end of a busy day and just throw the pork chops in a skillet (or on the grill) and have dinner served in about 10 minutes!
Tip: I have been known to double the recipe to make an extra batch of pork chop marinade. That way I can combine extra pork chops with the extra marinade in a Ziploc freezer bag and stash the raw pork chops (with the marinade) in the freezer for a later meal. When you're ready to enjoy them, just thaw the pork chops (still in the bag with the marinade) in the refrigerator overnight. Ta-da! An instant easy weeknight dinner! That's the kind of meal prep that I can handle...
You also might be wondering...
How do I cook pork chops?
Pick the cooking method that suits your schedule best. I guarantee, this pork chop marinade will transform your humble pork chops into a tender, juicy and decadent meal in just 10 minutes.
Pork chops are the pride of the Virginia countryside, and we're so excited to share an easy preparation method with you so that you can enjoy them at home as well! Just add some biscuits on the side and your family will be in heaven...
Looking for other easy pork chop recipes? Try these:
- 5-Ingredient Pan-Fried Pork Chops
- Dump-and-Bake Pork Chop Casserole
- Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Vegetables and Gravy
- Dump-and-Bake Boneless Pork Chops
Country Pride Pork Chop Marinade
- ½ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- ½ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 green onions sliced
- 4 bone-in pork chops about 4 ounces each
- In a large measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, garlic, seasoned salt, salt, and green onions.
- Sprinkle both sides of the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a re-sealable plastic bag with the marinade. Let rest on the counter for 1 hour, OR refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
- Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and discard marinade.
- Place pork chops on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. If you don’t have a grill or a grill pan, you can cook the chops in a large skillet the same way.
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