Beer-Marinated Pork Chops


For the most tender and succulent pork ever, try this Beer-Marinated Pork Chop recipe. Allow the pork chop brine to infuse overnight for the best flavor, then grill and top with a cheese, walnut, and herb garnish.

Beer-Marinated Pork Chops
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Prep Time:
25 mins
Marinate Time:
4 hrs
Grill Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs


  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops or pork rib chops, cut 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches thick (about 10- to 12-oz. each)

  • 1 12 ounce bottle honey wheat beer

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

  • 4 ounce white cheddar cheese, shredded, or blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)

  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts, toasted

  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

  • Fresh Herb Sprigs (optional)


  1. Place pork chops in a 2-gallon heavy, self-sealing plastic bag set in a very large bowl; set aside. In a small bowl combine beer, garlic, olive oil, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper; pour over pork. Seal bag; marinate in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain pork chops, discarding marinade.

  2. For a charcoal grill, arrange preheated coals around a drip pan. Check for medium heat above the pan. Place pork on grill rack over drip pan. Cover and grill for 35 to 40 minutes or until done (160 degrees F.) (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Adjust for indirect cooking. Place pork on unheated side of grill rack. Cover and grill as above.)

  3. Meanwhile, for topping, in a small bowl stir together cheese, nuts, green onions, and remaining pepper. Spoon mixture over chops. Cover and grill for 2 to 3 minutes more or until cheese melts. Garnish with fresh herbs. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

428 Calories
17g Fat
2g Carbs
61g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 428
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 160mg 53%
Sodium 595mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Protein 61g
Vitamin C 1.8mg 9%
Calcium 232.2mg 18%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 1030mg 22%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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