Molasses Marinade for Grilled Pork Chops

Molasses marinade is spectacular on grilled pork chops, pork tenderloin or even chicken. Super popular recipe from our Meal Assembly Kitchen.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate time 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 406kcal
Author Marjory Pilley


  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons dried onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 30 ounces Pork chops approximately 3/4 inch thick, each


  • Combine all of the ingredients, except for the pork chops, in a bag that seals.
  • Add pork chops to bag and turn to coat all sides. Alternatively, marinate pork chops in glass baking dish.
  • Marinate pork chops for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Remove pork chops from marinade and discard excess.
  • Grill for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side, depending upon the thickness of the meat. Or broil for about the same amount of time with rack about 3-4 inches from the heating element.


Note that the nutritional estimates assumes ALL of the marinade is consumed. 
Make ahead and freeze by adding uncooked pork chops to marinade in a bag that seals. Turn to coat. Store up to 2 months for best quality. Make two batches to use up a 12 ounce bottle of molasses. Another option is to make up the marinade without adding the meat. Nice on pork tenderloin and chicken too.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 1127mg | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2.6mg