Chinese Pork Chops

We usually butcher one or two pigs a year, and that means we have a lot of pork chops. I tried a bunch of different recipes, but this one stood out. The pork had just the right sweet and sour taste to really be memorable. Make sure you watch the temperature and pull them off the grill at the right time, nobody likes dried pork chops.

Time to prep: 10 minutes

Time to done: 30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 boneless pork chops


In a bowl, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Set aside some of the mixture in a separate bowl for marinating during cooking. Pierce the pork chops on both sides with a fork, place in a large resealable plastic bag, and cover with the remaining marinade mixture. Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours.

Preheat the grill for high heat.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Discard marinade, and grill pork chops 6 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness, marinating often with the reserved portion of the marinade.

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