Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!Summer is here and with it comes lots of BBQ’s on our back deck! The recipe I want to share with you today is one I found many years ago in one of my old cookbooks. Hoisin marinated pork chops are so easy to make, and the only hard part of the recipe is YOU HAVE TO PLAN AHEAD to enjoy them!
That’s right… a simple Asian-style marinade is made and then the pork chops have to marinate in the sauce for 8 hours or overnight, so plan ahead. I thaw the pork chops out the night before we plan to cook them, then marinate them early in the morning on the day we will eat them.
The marinade for the pork is made with Hoisin sauce (a common Chinese cooking sauce) and a few other ingredients. Hoisin sauce can typically be found in the Asian section of most supermarkets. Combine the ingredients for the marinade and let the pork chops hang out in it overnight, then grill the pork chops once done marinating! The marinade helps tenderize the pork and imparts great flavor to the meat. Here’s how to make this dish:
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Make The Asian-Style Marinade
You will need hoisin sauce, soy sauce (regular or low-sodium), honey, crushed red peppers, and minced garlic to make the marinade for the pork.
Place the ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl, and stir or whisk until combined. That’s it… you just made the marinade! See how easy it is? NOTE: I used four pork chops for this recipe, but there is enough marinade to coat 6 pork chops, if needed
Prepare The Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops
The pork chops should be boneless, about 4 oz. each, and approx. 3/4″ thick. Pat them dry with paper towels, then place them in a gallon size re-sealable plastic bag or shallow container with a secure lid.
Pour the marinade over the pork chops and seal the bag or container securely. Make sure to coat the pork chops on all sides with the sauce, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. If you do this early in the morning, the pork chops will be ready to grill by dinner. Don’t skip this step, because it helps tenderize the meat. The longer the pork chops marinate, the better the flavor.
Time To Grill The Pork Chops Then Eat!
After the pork chops have fully marinated, they’re ready to grill. Prepare your BBQ for grilling, as normal. Spray the BBQ grill rack with cooking spray, then place over hot coals. Remove the chops from the bag/container, discarding any extra marinade. This extra marinade is not safe to eat, because its been in contact with raw meat and will not be cooked.
Cover the BBQ and cook the pork chops about 4-5 minutes, then flip them to the other side. Continue cooking until done (4-5 minutes typically). Keep an eye on the pork chops, so the sugar present in the honey doesn’t burn. The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Cooking time may vary slightly, depending on the thickness of the pork chops being used (or the BBQ heat).
Once done, transfer the pork chops to a serving plate, and let them rest for a couple minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat. Serve, then enjoy these delicious hoisin marinated pork chops!
I hope you have the chance to grill some of these delicious hoisin marinated pork chops, and trust you’ll enjoy them like we do! Hey there… since we’re speaking of CHOPS, if you enjoy eating LAMB CHOPS, be sure to check out my recipe for Rosemary Wine Lamb Chops!
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Recipe adapted from original recipe in the cookbook: “The Best Of Cooking Light”, page 186, published in 2004 by Oxmoor House
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Hoisin Marinated Pork Chops are boneless pork chops, marinated 8 hours in a simple Asian-style sauce, and grilled until done and delicious!
- 3 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 3 Tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce (or regular)
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- ¾ teaspoon red chili flakes (crushed red peppers)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 (4-ounce) boneless pork chops about ¾ inch thick
- cooking spray for grill rack
Place hoisin sauce, soy sauce, honey, red chili flakes and garlic in a small bowl; stir or whisk until combined.
Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; place chops in a large, re-sealable plastic bag or shallow container with secure lid. Pour marinade over pork chops; seal bag or container securely. Make sure pork chops are covered on all sides with sauce, then refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Don't skip this step, because it helps tenderize the pork. The longer the pork chops marinate, the better the flavor.
Once pork has marinated, prepare BBQ for grilling. Spray BBQ grill rack with cooking spray, then place over hot coals. Remove chops from bag/container, discard extra marinade. Extra marinade is not safe to consume, because its been in contact with raw meat and will not be cooked.
Cover BBQ and cook pork chops for 4-5 minutes, then flip them to the other side. Continue cooking until done (4-5 minutes typically). Keep an eye on the pork chops, so the sugar present in the honey doesn't burn. Pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Cooking time may vary slightly, depending on thickness of the pork chops being used (or BBQ heat).
Once done, transfer pork chops to serving plate. Let them rest 2-3 minutes to let juices redistribute inside the meat. Serve and enjoy!
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