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Lots of ingredients in this easy Pork Chop Marinade recipe, but you probably already have them in your kitchen! This simple mixture gives outstanding flavor to pork chops but also different kinds of pork roasts and pork tenderloin. Hints of apple and mustard along with the perfect amount of oil and acid not only tenderize the meat, but the flavor can be enjoyed with every bite!

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Why this recipe is so great:

  • Use with a variety of meat: Not only can this pork chop marinade be used for any cut of pork that will be baked, roasted or grilled, but it tastes great on chicken too.
  • Common ingredients: Although there are a lot of ingredients in this marinade that bring all the flavors together, chances are that you already have them in your kitchen.
  • Easy cleanup: All you need is a tablespoon and a teaspoon to measure out all of the ingredients. The marinade can go straight into the bag or container that you plan on using to marinate the meat.

Ingredients needed:

Exact quantities are listed in the recipe card below, but here is a summary.

  • Fat: olive oil
  • Acid: lemon juice and apple cider vinegar
  • Salt: smoked sea salt and onion salt
  • Sweet: brown sugar
  • Flavor: spicy brown mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, black pepper, dried thyme, dried parsley
ingredients for homemade Pork Chop Marinade

How to make pork chop marinade:

  1. Simply mix all of the ingredients together and it’s ready to use.
  2. To marinate pork chops or other cuts of meat, add marinade to shallow dish or resealable plastic bag. Add meat, distribute marinade evenly, and refrigerate for at least an hour.
pork chops marinating in bag

Recipe tips for perfect results:

  • Amount: This pork chop marinade make enough for at least two pounds of meat. Recipe easily doubles or triples for larger amounts.
  • Storage: Best if used immediate but can be made 1-3 days ahead.
  • Substitutions:
    • Oil: Avocado oil can be used in place of olive oil.
    • Acid: Only lemon juice or apple cider vinegar can be used in place of the combination, however together they tenderize the meat and add great flavor.
    • Salt: Regular kosher salt can replace both the smoked sea salt and the onion salt.
    • Herbs: In lieu of the thyme and parsley, Herbes de Provence can be used and tastes great with pork.
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Pork Chop Marinade

Prep5 minutes
Total5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Lots of ingredients in this easy Pork Chop Marinade recipe, but you probably already have them in your kitchen! This simple mixture gives outstanding flavor to pork chops but also different kinds of pork roasts and pork tenderloin. Hints of apple and mustard along with the perfect amount of oil and acid not only tenderize the meat, but the flavor can be enjoyed with every bite!

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Whisk together marinade ingredients to fully combine.
  • Add marinade to resealable plastic bag and marinade pork for a minimum of 1 hour up to overnight.
  • Discard any excess marinade prior to cooking meat.

Notes

Nutritional information is based on marinade only and includes the full amount, but actual amount consumed will be less since excess marinade is discarded.
Pork chop marinade can also be used to marinate any kind of shoulder or loin pork roast or cut.

Nutrition

Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 685mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 261IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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5 Comments

    1. I’ll be sure to add that to the post, but after marinating you would just grill or bake your pork until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.

  1. 5 stars
    This marinade was amazing, it has so much flavor, I have never made more flavorful pork chops, thank you for the awesome recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing this!! It adds so much flavor to the pork chops! I am going to try this with chicken next.