Mistakenly Marinated Pork Chops

The other night I had to perform a menu switcheroo.

I had this recipe queued up for the evening and after getting everything out and taking my ingredient picture, I read that the chops should marinate for 3-6 hours. Ugh. The only time I can marinate something for 3-6 hours is on the weekend. Else, I’m at work. I figured that if it works for 6 hours, it will work for 24, so I decided to go ahead and marinate them for tomorrow’s dinner. These became my mistakenly marinated pork chops.

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While I am not a ketchup fan, I loved the taste of these. A nice punch of flavor without the heat.

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I actually had everything on hand except for the chops.

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These were thick chops, so the longer marinating time was probably a good thing.

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Adding the sauce to the chops.

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Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 1 hr | Makes: 4


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 dash lemon juice
  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cocktail sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground dry mustard


1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix the soy sauce, water, brown sugar, honey, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and cool.

2. Place the pork chops in a large, resealable plastic bag. Pour the soy sauce mixture into the bag, seal, and marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 6 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

4. Drain the pork chops, and discard remaining marinade. Arrange the pork chops in a baking dish, cover, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

5. In a bowl, blend the ketchup, cocktail sauce, brown sugar, water, and mustard. Pour over the pork chops, and continue baking 30 minutes, to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutritional Info:

NutritionAmount Per Serving (4 total) Calories 405 cal 20% Fat 5.5 g 9% Carbs 72 g 23% Protein 20 g 40% Cholesterol 35 mg 12% Sodium 4735 mg 189% See More Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Source: http://m.allrecipes.com/recipe/68628/mistakenly-zesty-pork-chops

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Categories: Low Carb, Pork, Recipes

Author:The Ranting Chef

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2 Comments on “Mistakenly Marinated Pork Chops”

  1. June 27, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    If that was a mistake, I would like to taste your winners. Well done!


  2. June 27, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    When I go to the market, I start marinades in a zip bag that same day, then put them in the meat drawer with a sharpie date of when I want to cook them. I am also known to marinade, let sit till the weekend, then throw everything on the grill, bag again and freeze when I get good deals on meat. You can have a good dinner at any time! đŸ˜‰


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