Growing up my parents would always make pork chops. My mom would marinate them and my dad would grill them up. They were great. So when I went to the store they had pork chops on sale. The first thing that came to mind was my mom’s marinade. It is a soy based marinade that I knew I could spice up nicely.

The marinade is amazing on pork chops.
The marinade is amazing on pork chops.

So I added a bunch of hot peppers and red pepper flake. I like it spicy!!

Marinated Grilled Pork Chops – (good for up to 6 chops) – (adapted from my Mom’s recipe, Thanks Mom!)

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tbs red pepper flake
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs prepared chili sauce
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Since this is a soy sauce based sauce, no extra salt is needed.

The first step is to mix the marinade.  I place all of the ingredients in a zip top bag, seal it and mix it by hand.

Zip top bags are the best as you don't need to use an extra bowl.
Zip top bags are the best as you don't need to use an extra bowl.

Next place your pork chops in the bag, remove the air and allow them the marinate for at least an hour.  I usually try to allow them to marinate for around 4 hours.  Take them out of the fridge 10 minutes before you grill.

Look at all of those glorious peppers
Look at all of those glorious peppers

When you are ready to grill, heat up your grill so that the grates are hot.  I turn it up to high for this step.  We want to sear the pork chops.  After placing them on the grates, I turn the heat down to medium and close the lid.  Cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side.  This depends on how thick your chops are.

Remember to reduce the heat, or else your chops will get burned on the outside and the middle will still be raw.  Eww.
Remember to reduce the heat, or else your chops will get burned on the outside and the middle will still be raw. Eww.

Next flip the chops and continue cooking until are done.

This grill sears amazingly. I love my new Weber!!!
This grill sears amazingly. I love my new Weber!!!

Takes roughly another 6-8 minutes.  Using a meat thermometer the internal temperature should be 160 degrees.

The marinade is amazing on pork chops.
The marinade is amazing on pork chops.

Remove from the heat and let the chops sit for a couple of minutes before serving.  I served these chops with grilled corn with cayenne salt.  Awesome!!   The step by step for grilling corn is here.  After grilling the corn, coat it with a thin layer of butter and sprinkle with the cayenne salt.  To make cayenne salt it is 5 parts salt, 1 part cayenne pepper.

This works great on corn as the salt makes the natural flavors of the corn pop, and cayenne adds a little heat to awaken the taste buds further.
This works great on corn as the salt makes the natural flavors of the corn pop, and cayenne adds a little heat to awaken the taste buds further.

A perfect meal.

The combination matched perfectly.
The combination matched perfectly.

Expect a lot more grilling recipes now that I have a new grill.  I love using it.  Enjoy!!!

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

9 Comments

  1. Oh, those look perfect! Funny, I never grilled pork chops–but it makes so much sense. Great marinade!

    • Elle you should get your butcher to cube the pork chops, then grill them, coat in you favorite bbq sauce and then serve them on nice kaiser. I always add a few pickles. The best sandwich ever!!!

  2. These look really really good, but could you clarify what you mean by chili sauce please IE Heinze chili sauce, Sambal, Siracha, etc…Which type is it? Thank you for your time and attention and the spiffy recipies…

      • Than You Kindly…I will cut a few steaks off the Boston butt I am prepping this evening and marinate them overnight and try them for Dinner Tomorrow…

          • I can Happily pronounce it A Excellent! Served it with garlic chicken rice and Sauteed cabbage and onions and the kids destroyed it…Poor Papa gets no leftover for lunch tomorrow
            …LOL…Thanks

          • Glad your family enjoyed the marinade. This is one of the staple recipes in my family. I have also used it on chicken skewers with great success. Tell your husband that I am sorry that he doesn't have any leftovers. I guess next time you will have to butcher the entire butt. Thanks again for the great comment.

            Rex

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