This recipe combines two of our favorite things – beer and pork – into an unexpectedly delicious and brightly flavored grilled pork chop dish that we think you’re going to enjoy. As we were thinking about how to match the flavors together, we thought of two different ways to make this recipe. One method used a dark beer to do a dark marinade, but we’re glad we chose this set of ingredients instead. The summery, lemon-y flavors of wheat beer combined with, well, lemon juice, and other spices pack flavor into these chops. It’s the perfect recipe to enjoy on a warm evening on the patio as you sip a cold beer and enjoy the wonder of Midwestern summers.
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- 4 LGCM Bone In Pork Chops (cut at 1″ thick)
- 1 can Beer (we recommend wheat beer for this recipe)
- 1 Lemon (but a lager would also work)
- 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (juiced)
- 2 tsp Rosemary
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder (fresh)
- Salt (chopped)
Combine beer, lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Whisk together to combine. Put the pork chops in a large, sealable plastic bag and pour the marinade in. Work the marinade into the meat and let sit in the refrigerator for 1 – 24 hours.
Once the pork chops are done marinating, heat your grill to medium high heat. Remove the pork chops from the marinade, and pat dry to remove excess moisture. Once the grill is hot, place the pork chops directly over the heat and grill for approximately 4-5 minutes per side, flipping only once, until the pork chops reach 145ºF.
Once cooked, remove from grill, season to your taste with salt and pepper and serve with your favorite beer. Enjoy!