Grilled Pork Marinade and Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I love food fresh off the grill.  The flavor, the smell…all makes for a wonderful summer-time meal.  For Father’s Day, I grilled boneless pork chops and they were fantastic!  I was never a fan of baked pork chops growing up, so I decided to look for a grilled pork chops marinade and I found an excellent one from It was so easy, the chops didn’t take long on the grill, and they were so moist!

So for the 4th, we had family over and when planning my menu, I thought that the grilled pork loin chops would be a great main dish.  It went over wonderfully. My mother-in-law brought homemade creamed corn, a tomato-feta-basil salad, I had watermelon, and we made these delicious brownies for dessert with some ice cream.

I adapted the following recipe slightly from the one on AllRecipes and I made my own homemade Worcestershire sauce (below).

Grilled Pork Chop Marinade

3/4 c oil (olive or safflower)

1/3 c soy sauce

1/4 c vinegar

2T Worcestershire Sauce

1T lemon juice

1T prepared mustard (I used Dijon)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp dried parsley flakes

1 clove garlic, minced

6 pork chops, 1 in. thick (I had 12 that were 1/2 inch thick and this was plenty of marinade)

1.  Mix together all ingredients in a 9×13 pan or Ziploc bag.  Marinate all day or overnight (in my opinion, the longer the better!).

2.  Grill until meat reaches 160 degrees on the inside, turning occasionally.  This took much less time than I thought it would–they were done in less than 15 minutes.

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Mix all together in a glass jar and keep it stored in the fridge.


This is part of Real Food Wednesdays hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

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2 Responses to Grilled Pork Marinade and Homemade Worcestershire Sauce

  1. How clever, to make your own wooster sauce. The ingredients in the store-bought version can be scary. I finally found a gluten-free version with an ok ingredient list, but it’s very acidic, and when I use it in milk gravy, it curdles the milk! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. Kelly @ Domestic by Design says:

    I hear you! I am much more comfortable with products in which I can both pronounce the ingredient and know what it is. :)