Barbecued Pork Chops

I've been making this marinade forever.

I originally used it for veal chops.

We have very good veal here.

We also have excellent pork…. At a much better price.

Occasionally, I can even find nice, thick center-cut chops.  I know, very common in the US, but not here….

The chops can marinate anywhere from 1 – 8 hours, I usually do it for 4 or 5.

Barbecued Pork Chops

Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 veal chops, 20oz total weight (600gr)
  • Barbecue Marinade
  • 8oz (220ml) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced – or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Barbecued Pork Chops


  • Mix all ingredients for marinade and pour over chops. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 and up to 8 hours. 
  • Remove chops from marinade and cook on barbecue grill for 4 – 6 minutes a side depending on thickness or until done to desired degree.  
  • Could also be sautéed or broiled for about same amount of time.  Serve.

Remember last summer when the puppies were determined to destroy my herb garden?

Remember last fall when mon mari forgot to water what was left of my herb garden?

Remember when I moved what was left to the new spot – digging in the mud in my winter jacket?

Apparently, plants like being moved in the rain.

It still hasn't filled in completely, but it's only the first year.

I have more than I can use and am slowly drying and freezing my supply for winter.

I was going to post a picture of my potager…. But it's just a green jungle.  I hope it's as productive as it looks.

Other than the zucchini, I mean….. Nothing stops the zucchini!

7 thoughts on “Barbecued Pork Chops”

  1. Fantastic herbs! Usually I have so much basil I am putting it in vases … this year I think it’s so hot that even with me watering every day, it’s hardly growing enough to use some for dinner every night.
    That’s a wow on the pork chop photo.

  2. Those little paths you made really come in handy now, don’t they? The whole thing must give you a thrill of accomplishment every time you go out to snip some for dinner.

  3. Mmmm, barbecued pork chops! And that looks like a great marinade.
    Your herb garden looks wonderful! How on earth do you decide which herb(s) to have each evening?

  4. Apparently zucchini doesn’t grow in my garden. I’ve got tomatoes, pepper, squash and herbs and that’s about it.
    But about the pork chops: I love a marinade for chops, and this one sounds manageable for me. Must try in on a weekend.

  5. Tanna,you need rain…. You probably know that. We haven’t had any for over 3 weeks either, and this week was very hot. I hope it all keeps growing. And thanks 😉
    manningroad, my freezer is filling up – I did a bunch of herbs yesterday.
    Zoomie, I love my little paths – except they’re going to have to come up to go around the big fence to keep the bunnies out over the winter… Never ends.
    Elizabeth, I just pick lots and use them all – no discrimination!
    Mimi, I thought zucchini grew anywhere and everywhere – unstoppable! I can never get peppers to grow…
    Christine, thanks – on both counts!

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