Mike Ditka's Official Tailgater's Grilled Pork Chops

Total Time
24hrs 12mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 12 mins

Plan ahead these need to marinade for at least 12 hours but 24 hours is even better, I also throw in some chopped green onions, but that is optional, you will *love* this recipe! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, Dijon mustard, cayenne pepper, orange juice, garlic and honey; whisk until well combined.
  2. Pour over pork chops.
  3. Marinate in the fridge for 12-24 hours (24 hours is best).
  4. Remove the pork from marinade; discard the marinade.
  5. Season pork with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill for 10-12 minutes, turning once.
  7. Delicious!


Most Helpful

great chops! marinated the chops in a zip-lock and found i needed about half the amount. saved the other half to baste the chops while they were cooking. delicious, thanks so much for posting. p.s. used low-sodium soy sauce, served chops with long grain and wild rice.

susie61 January 20, 2010

Great recipe - we love these on the grill - so moist and flavorful! This makes a LOT of marinade; I usually either make half the amount or double the number of chops.

ajm's mom July 12, 2014

Absolutely PERFECT! We only marinated for a few hours and it still turned out perfectly. This will be a new "go to" for pork!

Heatherincanyon June 10, 2012

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a