Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lemonade Pork Chops

I love pork chops. It's a good, lean, non-gristley meat that cooks easy & the kids love it. Win-win-win in this house. But! Unlike it's white-meat cousin, chicken, there seems to be a very short list of things people do with a pork chop. Leave it whole & then just grill it. Or bake it. Or coat it in breading & cook it. This is a great option for chop lovers looking for a new spin on this chunk of meat.

Here are our ingredients:

Frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed), soy sauce, garlic powder, season salt and, of course, chops!

Start out THE NIGHT BEFORE by putting the chops in a dish & poking them full of holes so they'll soak up the marinade you're about to make.

Now mix up the soy sauce, lemonade & seasonings in a bowl. Whisk them together & then pour it over the chops.

Cover it with some plastic wrap & throw them in the fridge over night. Flip them over in the morning.

Normally, I would cook these under the broiler but in the 10 minutes I was getting the baby down for his nap this afternoon my hubby lent our broiler pan to our neighbor! So we tried these out on our grill pan. Worked just as well!

It was about 6 minutes per side. I don't think I could recommend doing these in a flat-bottom pan - I would worry about the sugar in the lemonade burning the whole bottom of the chop before the chop ever cooked. So either a grill pan or a broiler pan set about 4 inches from the heat, for 5-7 minutes per side.

Yum, yum, YUM!!

How easy was that!!!???

Lemonade Pork Chops:

1/2 a can of frozen lemonade concentrate (6 ounces)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tsp season salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
4 pork chops

Place chops in a shallow dish & poke several times with a fork. In a small bowl, stir together remaining ingredients.

Pour mixture over chops, cover and place in fridge overnight. Turn chops over in the marinade in the morning.

Preheat broiler. Remove chops from marinade & place on a broiling pan. Broil about 4 inches from heat source for 5-7 minutes per side.


  1. I'm trying it with the pork loin tonight. I'll let you know! Thanks for the idea!

  2. Good luck! I hope it turns out delicious! I feel a lot of pressure knowing you're trying *my food* tonight!! LOL

  3. I have done the same thing with chicken before. With the chicken I put in orange juice and added rosemary. I am Barbecuing the chops too, but adding mint leaves. Hope it comes out great too!!