19.8.12

Simple & Savory Marinated Pork Chops (a Make Ahead Freezer Recipe)

by Robin



Pork chops are a winner at our place.  Well, now they are.  I was the holdout.


I grew up eating work boot leather, tough, flavour-free pork chops.  When someone told me how much they love pork chops, I immediately questioned their judgement - but knew they must have James Bond villain strong jaws.


My frame of reference was askew.


Until I started playing with marinades - which wasn't a feature of my childhood dinner table - I really hadn't tasted the beauty that was a well-cooked chop.  Now, I'm a convert and THIS recipe was the clincher.


There's a lot of reason to love pork chops:

  • They often go on special.  We can stock up and save money.
  • They freeze really well.  Make Ahead Meals are a welcome time saver.
  • Our kids enjoy them.  And now that I know how to cook them well, I enjoy them too.


This recipe is our new favourite way to cook Pork Chops, (though our Make Ahead Peachiest Pork Chops come in a very close second.)  Of course, they're best on the BBQ - but a close second would be grilled on our favourite small kitchen appliance, the Griddler.







Simple Marinated Pork Chops
Makes 2 meals of 4 to 6 chops

Ingredients:

8 to 12 pork chops, trimmed of fat, etc.
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp prepared mustard
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried pepper flakes
2 garlic cloves, minced


2 large freezer bags (I splurge on Ziploc because I haven't found a discount brand that seals as well.)


 

Steps:

1.  Add the following to each of your 2 freezer bags:

      • 4 to 6 pork chops
      • 1/4 cup canola oil
      • 1/8 cup cider vinegar
      • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
      • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
      • 1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
      • 1/4 tsp pepper
      • 1 garlic clove, minced
3.  Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags.  Massage the contents gently to mix.

4.  Label the bag with the meal name and today's date.

5.  Lay flat in the freezer to freeze.



 

Cooking Instructions (for 1 bag or 4 pork chops):

1.  Thaw one bag in the fridge overnight.
2.  Remove the chops from the bag.  Discard the marinade.  
3.  Grill, uncovered, over medium heat, turning occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear.
4.  Enjoy!


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yield: Makes 2 meals of 4 to 6 chopsprint recipe

Simple & Savory Marinated Pork Chops

Freezes really well. Best grilled on the BBQ, but great in a pan, too.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 to 12 pork chops, trimmed of fat, etc.
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp prepared mustard
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large freezer bags

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add the following to each of your 2 freezer bags:  4 to 6 pork chops  1/4 cup canola oil  1/8 cup cider vinegar  1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce  1 1/2 tsp lemon juice  1 1/2 tsp prepared mustard  1/4 tsp pepper  1 garlic clove, minced
  2. Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags. Massage the contents gently to mix.
  3. Label the bag with the meal name and today's date.
  4. Lay flat in the freezer to freeze.
Cooking Instructions (for 1 bag or 4 pork chops):
  1. Thaw one bag in the fridge overnight.
  2. Remove the chops from the bag. Discard the marinade.
  3. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat, turning occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until juices run clear.
  4. Enjoy!
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This recipe is one of the meals on our Meal Plan Master List.  

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