Spicy Marinated Pork Chops

    8 hours 45 minutes

    Don't let the large number of ingredients in this recipe put you off - it's fantastic. You can also use the marinade with pork ribs and chicken.

    25 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 375ml lager style beer
    • 100ml dark rum
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) molasses
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) lime juice
    • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 2 tablespoons minced ginger
    • 1 chilli pepper, minced
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
    • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh marjoram
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 8 pork loin chops
    • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hours marinating  ›  Ready in:8hours45min 

    1. Pour the beer, rum, molasses, soy sauce and lime juice into a bowl. Stir in the garlic, ginger, chilli, thyme and marjoram. Season with allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and bay leaves. Place the pork chops into a zip top bag and pour in the marinade. Refrigerate overnight.
    2. Prepare the barbecue for medium heat. Take the pork chops out of the marinade, place on a plate and allow to sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes as the grill heats.
    3. Season the chops to taste with salt and black pepper. Barbecue the chops on both sides until cooked to required doneness. Let the pork chops rest for about 5 minutes before serving to allow the juices to redistribute.

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    Thank you for such a versitile and very delicious recipe! I had two large butterfly pork chops, so I halved all of the liquid and only used a couple of shots of beer (thanks previous reviewers). I also subbed several tablespoons of a prepared jerk seasoning in place of the list of jerk spices. Smelled soooo good on the grill, and I loved the light carmelization from the molasses and rum, balanced by the saltiness of the soy sauce. Will definitely use this one again!  -  17 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This came out really nice. I can't imagine the problems that the other reviews had unless they did not follow the recipe.  -  12 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Made this recipe for the Labor Day BBQ. Everyone loved it! Next time, I'll try it on chicken.  -  06 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)