Plan ahead the pork needs to marinade for a minimum of 12 hours. Use this marinade for 2 pork tenderloins or 6-8 pork chops. You can reduce the bourbon to 1/3 cup but 1/2 cup is better!
- 8 pork chops (about 3/4-inch thick or thicker or use 2 tenderloins)
- 3⁄4 cup low sodium soy sauce (use only low sodium)
- 1⁄2 cup Bourbon
- 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon fresh minced gingerroot (or use 1/2 teaspoon dry ginger powder)
- In a bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients; place in a large zip-loc plastic bag.
- Add in the pork chops or 2 pork tenderloins; seal the bag.
- Turn to coat with the marinade.
- Refrigerate for a minimum of 12 hours.
- Set grill to high heat (about 400°F).
- Remove the pork and discard the marinade.
- Place on grill.
- For pork chops cook for about 15 minutes on each side, depending on how thick your chops are.
- For pork tenderloins, cook for about 25 minutes turning occasionally or until the pork is cooked; tent with foil and let sit for about 10 minutes before slicing.
Excellent marinade! I did the tenderloin option, and placed them in a grill basket attachment on my rotisserie. They cooked in about 20 minutes. Used Jack Daniel's for the bourbon. Nice combination of flavors. I think this would be good on chicken thighs also, or boneless country spareribs. Made for Grilling tag game at Kittencalskitchen.com.
I tried this recipe this week-end with pork tenderloins. I didn't change anything except to add more brown sugar & garlic. What can I say, the meat was incredibly tender and flavorful. We like it so much we heated up the marinade to make sure it was safe and to use with the meat. This deserves more than 5 stars for sure. Thank you, thank you! UPDATE - Made this again (still love it). I use the low sodium soy sauce and don't add any other salt. That way people can add salt to their dish as they like. I have to keep on the low sodium side of recipes. Thanks! UPDATE: Made this for my sister & her husband. He has health issues and any meat he eats has to be really tender. Cooked it in the crockpot this time is absolutely melted in our mouths. Another convert!! Thank you again and again!!!!
This was so good, at 9:00 at night I had to yell at the boys to not eat anymore (they each had 4 chops for dinner) so Dad could have for lunch. Went out and bought more pork chops, marinated them then froze so we can have anytime without waiting a day!