Pork Chop Marinade

pork chop marinade
Claire Cohen
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 16 mins
Total: 26 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Yield: 3/4 cup
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
250 Calories
1g Fat
38g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 250
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5221mg 227%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 570mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A great marinade for pork, particularly pork chops. The sweetness from the brown sugar and saltiness from the soy sauce marries well with the chili sauce. 


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce

  • 1/4 cup sake

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

  • 2 tablespoons mild chili sauce

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 pinch salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until brown sugar has dissolved.

  2. Store marinade in an airtight container in refrigerator until ready to use. Mixture will last for 5-7 days if stored properly. Recipe yields about 3/4 cup or enough for about 4 pork chops. Increase recipe to suit your needs and quantity of pork chops. 

  3. To marinate: place pork chops into a resealable plastic bag (2 bags if you are preparing more than 4 chops). Pour marinade over top, making sure all surfaces of meat are well coated. Seal bag and place into refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours.  Cook as directed.

  4. This mixture can also be used as a sauce or baste. Simmer over medium heat in a saucepan for 7 to 8 minutes, stirring often. If you'd like it thicker, increase heat to medium-high, mix together 1 to 2 teaspoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons warm water until dissolved. Add to mixture and stir in for 1 to 2 minutes until desired thickness is achieved. 

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