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This easy Pork Chop Marinade makes flavorful and juicy pork every time. It’s multipurpose and perfect for boneless and bone-in pork chops, pork belly, pork blade steak, and pork tenderloin.
For about $1.42, you can make a batch of this simple marinade. It makes six servings for around $0.24 each.
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You’ll love this Pork Chop Marinade
Using ingredients that you most likely already have on hand, you can whip up this easy pork chop marinade quickly and then let your pork chops, pork tenderloin, or another cut of pork you are using sit in the marinade for 20-30 minutes before cooking or grilling it. It really is that quick and easy! The juices will be oozing from the meat, and you will taste the enhanced flavor of the pork that the marinade provides.
Ingredients for Marinated Pork Chops & Estimated Cost:
- 3/4 cup soy sauce – $0.54
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce – $0.44
- 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard – $0.08
- 3 large garlic cloves – $0.15
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar – $0.12
- 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper – $0.09
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in May 2021.
How to make Pork Chop Marinade
***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.
- First, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Next, add the pork to a resealable bag and pour the marinade over the pork.
- Seal the bag and refrigerate for up to four hours.
- Remove the pork from the bag and let it sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
- Finally, grill or cook the pork as desired.
Pork Chop Marinade Recipe Variations and Substitutions
- You can use this recipe for marinade on chicken as well.
- Instead of Worcestershire sauce, you can use all soy sauce.
- If you don’t have fresh garlic, then use ¾ teaspoon garlic powder.
Storing Marinade for Pork Chops
Store: You can make the marinade up to 3 days ahead of time; make sure you give it a good whisk. Store the pork chop marinade in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Freeze: While you can freeze this marinade, we don’t feel like you need to since it’s quick and easy to whip up.
Tools for making the Best Marinade for Pork Chops
- mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- liquid measuring cup
- measuring spoons
Get Kids Involved with this Pork Chop Marinade Recipe
Ages 2-3: Have your little one help move the pork around in the Ziploc bag to cover it all in the marinade before placing it in the fridge.
Ages 4-5: Ask your child to help measure the marinade ingredients and pour them into the bowl. He/she can then whisk them together for you.
Ages 6-8: This is such an easy recipe, it is a great one to let your child try on their own with you close by for assistance as needed.
Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
We love to look for pork when it is buy one get one at our local grocery store and then freeze it to use later.
Best Pork Chop Marinade FAQs
Pork does really well when you marinate it. It becomes extra tender and flavorful after sitting in a simple marinade.
Yes. You do not want to marinate the pork for too long as it can result in dry, tough chicken. Do not let the pork marinate in this recipe for longer than 4 hours. Any longer than 4 hours, and you run the risk of having tough pork with an off texture and color.
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Pork Chop Marinade Recipe
- mixing bowl
- measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- ¾ cup soy sauce
- ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
- 3 large cloves garlic minced
- ¼ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
- Add pork to a resealable bag or container.
- Pour marinade over pork, seal, and refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
- Remove pork, discard the marinade, and allow the pork to come to room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
- Grill or cook pork as desired.