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Succulent grilled pork chops make a perfect dinner, any night of the week. A super simple marinade that you throw together with common pantry ingredients does all the work for you; all you have to do is fire up the grill and make a salad.

Grilled Pork Chops

Succulent grilled pork chops make a perfect dinner, any night of the week. A super simple marinade that you throw together with common pantry ingredients does all the work for you; all you have to do is fire up the grill and make a salad.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword pork
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating time 3 hours
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169 kcal

Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus more for oiling the grill
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the pork chops:

  • 4 (8 ounce) center cut pork rib chops about 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley for garnish, optional
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Instructions

To make the marinade:

  1. In a large bowl, combine Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, and black pepper. 

  2. Add pork chops; turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours or overnight.

To make the pork chops:

  1. Preheat grill over high heat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil grate. Remove pork chops from marinade and wipe off excess.

  2. Reduce heat to medium and grill pork chops over direct heat, turning occasionally, until well-browned, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. 

  3. Transfer to indirect heat, cover, and continue cooking until a thermometer reads 145 degrees at the thickest part, about 5 to 10 minutes longer. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

Honey-Jalapeño Marinade (use in place of the marinade above if you want to try something else):