Grilled Pork Chops Marinated in Beer and Apple Sauce

Pork takes many flavors and enhances them, I’ve tried both apple sauce and beer separately and decided it was time to try them together as a marinade. It worked out splendidly!

Pork can be a little boring sometimes if it’s not spiced up, and even then it can get a little boring just have seasoned pork.  But when you marinate pork it takes on new levels of flavor; I find it especially adherent to alcohol textures.  Tequila and rum and whiskey are good, white wine is great, and beer is the best.  I’ve also grown up with the Pennsylvania Dutch attribute of putting Apple Sauce on a lot of pork products.  So I decided to mix Pork and Beer in a marinade and it turned out beautifully


  • 5 Medium Sized Pork Chops
  • 3 Cups Apple Sauce
  • 1 Can of Beer of your choice (I used PBR. . . it was all I had. . . but it still worked great!)
  • 2 Tsp Sage
  • 2 Tsp Thyme
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tsp Pepper


WARNING: This is really easy

  1. In a zip lock bag, combine all ingredients EXCEPT Pork, Salt, and pepper
  2. Use a long spoon and stir together all the ingredients until well mixed
  3. Add the pork chops and make sure they’re all covered
  4. Squeeze out the air and zip the bag shut and put it in the fridge on a plate for at least an hour.  I marinated mine over night
  5. The next day pull your bag out of the fridge.
  6. Place the chops on a plate with paper towels and dry off excess sauce
  7. Let sit for about 20 minutes til near room temperature
  8. Heat grill to high heat
  9. Put the room temp chops on the grill for 5 minutes on the first side
  10. 4 minutes on the back side
  11. Serve with apple sauce and a nice cold beer!

I hope you enjoy this, I ate it with sweet potatoes and green beans and it was awesome.  I usually would use A1 with pork, but it was really juicy and tender and made A1 obsolete.  As always comments are invited and I hope this adds another number to your grilling repertoire.  PS:  Sorry for the blurry picture, YAY 90’s camera phone!


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