The weather is getting warmer and for us that means a lot more dinners are being thrown together on the grill.
Last week I had pork chops in the refrigerator that need to be cooked and I took to Pinterest to try to find inspiration for a pork marinade, but I found myself without any of the ingredients for the recipes I had pinned.
Rather than brave a last-minute trip to the store, I decided to get creative with what we had in the house, and the result turned out pretty great.
Honey and Sweet Tea Vodka Marinated Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple
We like to grill fresh pineapple in the warmer months, so I cut a pineapple into spears and reserved one of the spears for my marinade.
For the pork marinade I threw together:
- one fresh pineapple spear, diced very finely (or you could use crushed)
- one tablespoon of honey
- about a cup of sweet tea vodka (You could totally try using just regular sweet tea if you don’t want to use alcohol, but then I’d probably add more pineapple or some lemon to increase the acid content in the marinade.)
- salt and pepper to taste
I dipped each pork chop in the marinade individually, then let them all soak in it in a large bowl covered with plastic in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
We grilled them about 6 minutes per side (the time will vary depending on how thick your pork chops are), let them rest, then cut one open to make sure they were done.
All of the kids actually asked for seconds!
You may also like our recipe for Homemade Dill Pickles: