Marinated Spicy Pork Chops

Tonight for dinner we had Marinated Spicy Pork Chops with baked potatoes, steamed green beans, salad and toasted GF French Rolls with butter from Trader Joe’s. YUM! The pork chops came out wonderfully on the grill. Boy, I am going to miss grilling come winter time! The GF French Rolls from Trader Joe’s weren’t bad. They were horrible room temperature, but heated up in the toaster oven at 350 for 5-8 minutes and then toasted in the toaster oven for a few minutes to brown up, they were pretty good. Not a ton of flavor, but good with butter and with a meal. I can’t see eating these alone, but maybe as a base for a tuna melt, PB & J or something with a lot of flavor. Texture is not bad. Price was under $4. I think they were $3.49 for 4. I split one with Jon.

A picture of the chops:

I used boneless pork loin chops that I had Aaron cut from a boneless pork loin a few weeks back. I have used bone-in chops for this recipe before, though I think I prefer the boneless…they were definitely more tender.

Marinated Spicy Pork Chops**Recipe found on

3/4 cup soy sauce (La Choy is GF; note ~ you want to use low-sodium here or it will be too salty)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon chili sauce (I use just under a TBSP of chili powder b/c I didn’t have any sauce)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 center cut pork chops

1. Whisk together in a bowl the first 5 ingredients. Pour over pork chops and place in fridge to marinate for a minimum of 6 hours, even overnight if you want.

2. Heat up grill and grill for about 6-10 minutes per side, depending on thickness of chop. (as you see in my pic, I cut open my chops to make sure they were done 🙂 ).

3. Serve! Simple, easy & yummy!!

7 Responses

  1. You wouldn’t have to give up grilling in the winter if you would just move to Georgia!

  2. Oh, and I want to point out on your recipe that it wasn’t really spicy…just in case someone is not a fan of spicy foods. Would you agree? Don’t try it if you don’t like soy sauce 😉

  3. No, not super spicy. It does have a little kick towards the end. Pretty much a given not to try it if you don’t like soy sauce. 😉 I am telling you, the low sodium makes a difference. Regular soy sauce would make this way too salty.

  4. They look delicious.
    Did you see Happy to be @ Home’s food photo tips post? Your photos look good, I just found the tips very helpful and thought you might too.

  5. Thanks! No, I didn’t see that post. I will go take a look. 🙂

  6. That looks yummy! We are getting all new grill parts (thank you Sears warranty), so we are looking forward to grilling again.

    I tried to find the link to the food photo tips, but couldn’t find it. Did you check it out?

    • Carri,

      Where did you see a link for food photo tips? I have looked all over.

      Maybe it is too early! LOL!


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