The Best Marinated Grilled Pork Chops Recipe Ever! – Mealtime Monday

Published by Recently Empty Nested

These chops are delicious and easy! I came up with the recipe quite by accident and they were a big hit! The chops are tender and the mild mesquite flavor and hint of apple is delicious! I suggest you grill some up this week!

Delicious marinated grilled pork chops


  • 2-3 pounds thin cut, boneless pork chops
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Mesquite seasoning (Add more for a spicier flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper



Delicious grilled marinated pork chops
  1. In a small bowl mix olive oil, apple juice, mesquite seasoning and soy sauce together.
  2. Rinse pork chops under cool water and place in a shallow dish or plate. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush one side generously with marinade, then flip and do the other.
  4. Delicious marinated grilled pork chops
  5. Let sit in the refrigerator 15-30 minutes, while you prepare anything else for the meal.


  1. Cook over hot coals or on medium high heat on your gas grill, 4-5 minutes on first side – chops should release from the grill easily. Flip and grill 3-4 minutes on the other side. Baste with remaining marinade throughout cooking process.
  2. Delicious marinated grilled pork chops
  3. Remove from grill and let rest 2-3 minutes before serving.

These chops are delicious served with some grilled apples! Just slice and core 2 apples into rings, sprinkle with a mixture of 1 Tablespoon sugar and ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and place on the grill until hot and tender. They should be done at the same time the chops are done.