Not only is this recipe easy to make but you can split the marinade into two meals with the same work. Just prepare the marinade and pour it evenly into seal-able bags. You can then freeze the bags of marinade and meat if you like. Would be a great recipe to whip up when pork chops are on sale and just stock up the freezer with a few meals.
I serve this with rice and beans and steamed spinach or a fruit salad. The flavor of the meat goes perfectly with pineapple chunks.
You can also broil the pork chops or bake them. We just grill year around and I’m always in need of new marinade recipes.
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp packed brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp chopped green onion
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground allspice
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 8 pork chops, ½ inch thick
- Make marinade by combining all ingredients (except pork chops) in a blender or food processer and process until mixture is smooth. Remove ½ cup of marinade and set aside in small bowl.
- Put pork chops in shallow glass dish and pour marinade over, turning pork chops to coat well. cover with plastic wrap and put in refrigerator overnight.
- When ready to grill, remove pork chops and discard marinade from dish pork chops were in.
- Heat grill to medium heat. Arrange pork chops on grill and cook with grill lid on for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once during this time. Baste when turning with the reserved marinade.
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