These soy, brown sugar and garlic pork chops are quick and easy to make, and they taste great. Perfect for a weeknight dinner when you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen!
Soy, Brown Sugar and Garlic Pork Chops
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 chops
- 6 1/2 inch thick pork chops
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice about 1 lime
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Pots and Utensils
- 1 medium mixing bowl
- 1 shallow glass dish for marinating
- 1 frying pan
- Mix the soy sauce, lime juice, 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil, vinegar, garlic and red pepper flakes in the bowl.
- Place the pork chops in a single layer in the shallow glass dish.
- Pour the marinade over the top of the pork chops.
- Turn the pork chops over to make sure both sides are well coated with the marinade.
- Cover and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning once.
- Heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil in the frying pan over medium high heat.
- Add the pork chops to the pan, without the marinade (it will be used in a later step).
- Cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the pork is barely pink inside.
- Remove the pork chops from the pan.
- Add the marinade to the frying pan and bring to a boil.
- Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce some of the liquid.
- Return the pork chops to the pan and coat with the marinade.
- Serve hot.