Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Beer Marinated Pork Chops

I first posted this two years ago, thrilled to be grilling after a long winter. If you're like me and have childhood memories of shoe leather pork chops, give this recipe a try. This marinade produces a delicious, tender pork chop.

Pork Chops in Beer Teriyaki Marinade

2/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup mirin (syrupy rice wine)
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
2/3 cup of your favorite beer (no dark)
4 1" thick rib or loin pork chops

In a saucepan combine the soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sugar, gingerroot and the beer. Simmer until the mixture is reduced to about 1 1/3 cups. Let the marinade cool until it is room temperature. In a shallow baking dish or plastic bag, cover the chops thoroughly with the marinade. Marinate overnight, turning them several times.

Pour the marinade in a saucepan and boil it for five minutes. Grill the pork chops on a oiled rack set about 4 inches over glowing coals, basting them with the marinade while cooking, Cook 8 - 10 minutes of each side.


  1. Those look delicious. I know we boil our brats in beer before cooking them on the fire.

  2. Say hello to the grill!!! Awesome pork chop recipe. Perfect for that summer grill.


  3. The marinade sounds fantastic, the chops look delicious, love the perfect grill marks!

  4. YUMMM! I definitely like this idea, and may have to try this out :)

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  6. Oh yes. My mother was infamous for her shoe leather pork chops. But these look anything but!

  7. This sounds great! I really enjoy marinating meat with beer. It always turns out delicious :)

  8. These look nothing like shoe leather but do look juicy and delicious. I think grilling is my favorite way to make pork chops now. Love the tasty marinade!

  9. Oh it looks like we are both gearing up for the grilling season. These look amazing. What time is dinner?? I will be right over...my mouth is still watering. Yum!!

  10. This looks like a perfect recipe for the BBQ I am planning for next weekend. Thank you so much for sharing Julie.


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