Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe

About a year ago, someone gave us a frozen pork loin that was as long as my 4 year old is tall!   I have seriously never seen anything like it.  I said “Thank you!”  and put it in the deep freeze.  And there it sat.  For a year.  With spring in the air, I decided that monster in my basement would make some delicious grilled boneless pork chops.   I defrosted and sliced the meat and divided it into gallon size baggies with marinades.


We grilled some that night but the others we put back in the freezer for later.  Don’t worry, it came straight from the butcher so it can be refrozen.  I love grilling out but I often forget to marinade the meat.  Having the meat already in the marinade and in the freezer is a wonderful solution.  When I defrost the meat it marinates!


Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe


  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp tamari sauce (Soy-free recipes here and here)
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar, rapadura or Sucanat
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 pork chops, about 1 1/4 inches thick each
1. Whisk together the ingredients and pour into a gallon size baggie.
2. Add the pork, seal the bag and mush it around.
3. Marinade for 20 minutes to overnight in the fridge.
4. Bring to room temperature.
5.  Grill on high heat for 3 minutes on each side.
6. Turn the grill down to medium and cook until the juices run clear.


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20 Responses to “Grilled Pantry Pork Chops Recipe”

  1. Laurie says:

    You gave me the idea to marinade stuff like that . . . I’ve got to go make some of this up with pork in our freezer! 🙂

  2. Lark says:

    Yum! My mouth is watering!

  3. Jane says:

    Hi Nancy,
    This looks and sounds delicious! I don’t have many pork chop recipes, so thanks for sharing on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! 🙂

  4. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Nancy,
    We just love Grilled Pork Chops and I know that we would just love your recipe. It really looks very good. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you next week!

  5. Debbie says:

    This sounds so terrific. Thanks for posting it to What’s On the Menu Wednesday:)

  6. Sounds like another great one! Thanks again for linking at Make a Food-“e”-Friend Monday. Have a great Friday and weekend.

  7. ButterYum says:

    We eat a ton of pork, so I’m always willing to try new recipes. This sounds really delish.

  8. Cecile says:

    another mouth- watering food :-); yummy!

  9. We like to get a boneless pork loin and divide it, sliced, into gallon bags like you said. Your marinade looks like it will be so good with pork, and really easy.

  10. Miranda says:

    What a great idea to freeze in the marinade – cuts down on prep time the day of. Thanks for linking up with Fat Camp Friday this week! See you next week!

  11. cheerful says:

    wow, sounds great and really mouthwatering! thanks for giving me an idea on how to marinade, will try it soon! have a great weekend!

  12. mama cooks says:

    too bad, we don’t have tamari sauce here. maybe i should just use soy sauce… thanks for sharing. 😀

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  13. christy says:

    another great marinade and a wonderful freezer tip..thank you for sharing such great info with us at tuesday night supper club.