October 31, 2011

Stocking Your Freezer: Pork Chop Marinades and Rubs

Pork Chops were on sale last week at Giant.  We love pork chops!  And you can do the same thing with pork chops you do with chicken - freeze it in a marinade or rub.  Below are a few recipes for my favorite marinades/rubs to help you stock your freezer.  Then, when you are running short on time in the morning, just pull out of the freezer, defrost while you are work and throw in the oven at 350 degrees for 45-60 mins.  Voila!

Marinated Pork Chops (from allrecipes.com)
3 pork chops
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup

--In a small bowl combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar and ketchup.
--Place pork chops in a Ziploc freezer bag and pour sauce into bag.
--Zip, label and freeze.

Spice-Rubbed Pork Chops (from Weight Watchers)
3 pork chops
1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon unpacked brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons  Worcestershire sauce

--In a small bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, cumin and garlic powder
--Add Worcestershire sauce and stir until past forms.
--Rub paste on both sides of pork chops.
--Place in Ziploc freezer bag, zip, label and freeze.

Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops (from Weight Watchers)
3 pork chops
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons packed  brown sugar
1 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black peper

--Mix the chili powder, brown sugar, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
--Rub the mixture on both sides of pork chops.
--Place in Ziploc Bag, zip, label and freeze.

1 comment:

  1. my boyfriend absolutely loved the marinated pork chops. i just marinated them and let them sit in the fridge overnight and then fried them instead of baking them. my oven has to be cleaned from broken glass so i can only fry at this time. delicious! thank you!