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Marinated Grilled Pork Chops
Juicy and Delicious

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops are juicy, tender, and delicious. This simple recipe includes all the tips you need to make it at home outdoors or indoors.

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops
Mmm, so incredibly tasty and delicious. These marinated grilled pork chops are grilled in no time. The marinade is homemade and prepared in minutes. Simply add all the ingredients to a blender and let it do its job until the marinade is smooth and creamy. The marinade is key to making these pork chops tender, juicy, and aromatic. They are full of flavor and great with a side of pickles or a light seasonal salad. Don’t forget to give them about 5 minutes to rest before digging in.

Delicious Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

If you guys are as excited for grill season as we are, then we hope you will love this new recipe as much as we do.

  • juicy, tender, lip-smackingly delicious meat
  • use boneless pork chops or bone-in pork chops
  • pork chops marinated with a simple homemade, Mexican inspired marinade
  • very simple recipe
  • gluten-free and dairy-free
  • easy to make in an outdoor grill or using a grill pan on a stove
  • perfect for picnics, celebrations and grill season
  • feel free to use the marinade for other meat parts

How to make Best Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

These pork chops are made quick and simple. This is how we make it:

  1. In a blender, mix all the ingredients for the marinade until you get a smooth paste
  2. Marinate the pork chops with the prepared marinade
  3. Set aside for at least 60 minutes, then prepare the outdoor grill
  4. Place the marinated pork chops on a hot grill. Grill for 3 - 4 minutes on each side
  5. Serve with your favorite side and devour

Preparing pork chops for grilling

Marinating pork chops

Marinated pork Chops

Can I make these Marinated Grilled Pork Chops on the stove

Yes, you can. Place a grill pan over high heat. When the pan is smoking hot, add a teaspoon of olive oil. Working in batches, carefully add the pork chops to the pan, making sure not to overcrowd it. There should be about 2 cm or 1-inch space between the pork chops. Grill for 3 - 4 minutes on each side.

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops on the outdoor grill

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops on the outdoor grill

What to serve with Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

There are so many options when it comes to side dishes for these fantastic marinated grilled pork chops. Apart from seasonal salads and pickles, we also love these as a side:

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

Can I use any other cut of meat for this recipe

YES. This marinade is perfect for other cuts of pork too, like ribs or neck. Feel free to use it for chicken too.

How to store Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

These marinated pork chops on the grill are best served immediately, directly from the grill. Store any leftover in an airtight container, in a fridge for up to 2 days.

Prepare the meat one day ahead by marinating it in a simple homemade marinade for pork chops. Cover the meat with cling film and place it in the fridge. Bring it to room temperature 30 minutes before grilling.

Lets get cooking!

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    pork chops
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  • grilled pork chop marinade

    First, make the marinade for the grilled pork. In a blender combine garlic, shallot, roasted red pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, brown sugar, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, and parsley or coriander. Mix until you get a smooth paste—season with salt and pepper.

  • marinate the pork chops

    Place the pork chops on a large plate or tray. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Evenly spread the marinade over the meat and rub the mixture into the meat on both sides. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least one hour, or even better, overnight.

  • grill

    Half an hour before grilling, take the meat from the fridge and bring it to room temperature. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to 250°C (500°F). If you don't have a thermometer, an excellent way to check if the heat is high enough is by placing your hand about 10 cm (5 inches) above the grill racks. If you can't hold your hand over the racks for more than 2 seconds, then the grill is ready. Using metal kitchen thongs, add the marinated pork chops on the grill. Grill for 3 - 4 minutes on each side or until beautifully grilled and caramelized. Don't move them around while grilling.

  • serve

    Remove the pork chops to a plate and leave to rest for about 5 minutes. Before serving, optionally sprinkle with chopped parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with your favorite side.


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