24 Pork Marinade Recipes For That Extra Boost of Flavor! 

July 16, 2024
Written by Kristy J. Norton

Marinades are the base for ensuring that your pork dish is as flavorful and as tasty as possible. Luckily for you, there are dozens of recipes to choose from. Sweet, savory, spicy, you will be able to find the perfect match for whatever cut or dish you are cooking! 

Pork Marinade

1. Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Pork Chop Marinade

The great thing about this pork marinade is that it doesn’t just add flavor into the mix, it also injects the pork with so much juiciness! The result is a perfectly balanced pork chop. Marinate thin cut chops for an hour and thick cut ones for 3 hours for best results! 

Get the recipe here.

Soy Sauce and Brown Sugar Pork Chop Marinade

2. Olive Oil Lemon Brown Sugar Pork Chop Marinade

The natural flavor of pork chops can be easily overpowered. So, if you want the meat to shine through, this is a marinade you should consider. The light and bright flavors enhance the natural elements of the pork without overwhelming it. 

Get the recipe here.

Olive Oil Lemon Brown Sugar Pork Chop Marinade

3. Quick Pork Tenderloin Marinade 

Sometimes you don’t get a lot of time to marinate your pork. In this case, you should turn to this recipe. In just 25 minutes, your pork will be ready to be cooked! Best of all, this marinade is super delicious thanks to ingredients like olive oil, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and Italian seasoning! 

Get the recipe here.

Quick Pork Tenderloin Marinade 

4. Herbed, Spiced, and Soy Pork Steak Marinade 

This pork steak marinade has it all! It contains herbs like parsley and oregano as well as spices such as fennel and paprika. The marinade is taken to the next level with soy sauce, honey, ginger, and more. You should marinate your steak for at least 30 minutes, although 24 hours would be best! 

Get the recipe here.

Herbed, Spiced, and Soy Pork Steak Marinade 

5. Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade

While this marinade is meant for pork tenderloin, it is just as good at adding flavor to pork chops and pork roasts. The recipe is also pretty simple consisting of olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, and honey. Marinate the meat in this marinade overnight for the flavors to really work their magic. 

Get the recipe here.

Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade

6. Brown Sugar Pork Chops Marinade 

Pork chops go so well with sweet ingredients which is why this brown sugar marinade is the perfect match! There is more than just brown sugar in this marinade, though! It also includes soy sauce, garlic, olive oil, dijon mustard, and seasonings. It is really simple but so delicious! 

Get the recipe here.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops Marinade

7. Sweet, Tangy, and Savory Pork Chop Marinade 

With this recipe, you only have to marinate your pork chops for an hour. This is because the pineapple juice and apple cider vinegar helps to speed up the tenderizing process. There are also lots of other great flavors here like Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, garlic, and smoked paprika!  

Get the recipe here.

Sweet, Tangy, and Savory Pork Chop Marinade

8. Smoky Pork Chop Marinade 

If you are looking to grill your pork chops, then this is certainly a marinade that you are going to want to use. The marinade includes liquid smoke which is a great way to add a smoky flavor and boost the flavors from the grilling process. The coriander powder is also a fun inclusion! 

Get the recipe here.

Smoky Pork Chop Marinade

9. Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin Marinade 

This is such a fresh and delicious marinade. Here, the honey, garlic, and dijon are the stars of the show, adding a touch of sweetness, tanginess, and pungent flavors. The flavors are further enhanced by fresh herbs. Using this marinade, you can marinate the tenderloin anywhere from half an hour to 24 hours. 

Get the recipe here.

Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin Marinade

10. Olive Oil Lemon Juice and Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade 

If you want the flavor of the pork tenderloin to shine through, then this is the marinade you should go with. It is delicately flavored with bursts of brightness. The great thing about this marinade is that you can use it regardless of if you are grilling, roasting, or slow cooking the pork tenderloin! 

Get the recipe here.

Olive Oil Lemon Juice and Garlic Pork Tenderloin Marinade

11. Maple and Soy Marinade for Grilled Pork Chops 

Sweet, salty, and tangy, this is a great marinade for a light dish. It contains maple syrup, soy sauce, lime juice, lime zest, rice wine vinegar, and garlic. In short, it is an excellent marinade for tenderizing meat. It is a good idea to marinate the pork chops for up to 2 hours for the best flavors and texture. 

Get the recipe here.

Maple and Soy Marinade for Grilled Pork Chops

12. Three Ingredient Pork Rib Marinade 

This marinade only requires you to mix soy sauce, ketchup, and olive oil although you can add some black pepper for a little bit of kick. In addition to being super easy to make, you only have to marinate the ribs in this marinade for 10 minutes. It is a great option when you are running short on time. 

Get the recipe here.

Three Ingredient Pork Rib Marinade

13. Balsamic Pork Chop Marinade 

This is a good recipe if you like tangy pork chops. The balsamic vinegar and the mustard add a slightly tart flavor without being overwhelming. Marinate the pork chops for up to 4 hours to get perfectly tenderized pork chops! 

Get the recipe here.

Balsamic Pork Chop Marinade

14. 333 Pork Marinade 

You aren’t going to have any trouble remembering the ingredients to this marinade – 3 tablespoons of soy sauce, 3 tablespoons of honey, and 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard. Some minced garlic also helps to elevate the flavors. This marinade is great for pork chops and tenderloin. 

Get the recipe here.

333 Pork Marinade

15. White Wine and Dijon Mustard Pork Marinade 

You can use this marinade for almost any cut of pork – chops, tenderloin, roast! This is a very light marinade but has layers of flavor to ensure that it transforms your pork into a truly succulent and tasty dish! 

Get the recipe here.

White Wine and Dijon Mustard Pork Marinade

16. Apple Juice Pork Marinade 

Everyone knows that apples and pork go together beautifully – this is why this marinade is such a hit! It includes apple juice for taste and tenderizing. The rest of the ingredients include olive oil, apple cider vinegar, fresh herbs, dijon mustard, garlic, and soy sauce. 

Get the recipe here.

Apple Juice Pork Marinade

17. Overnight Pork Marinade 

As the name suggests, this is a great marinade for when you want to marinate your pork overnight. This marinade works beautifully for pork chops and steaks. Best of all, it is incredibly simple and you should be able to find all the ingredients you need right here!

Get the recipe here.

Overnight Pork Marinade

18. Gochujang Pork Chop Marinade 

If you like Korean flavors then you are going to love this marinade. It includes gochujang, sesame oil, Chinese rice wine, soy sauce, and some many other great ingredients that work well together. Try marinating the pork chops for between 2 to 6 hours for the best taste! 

Get the recipe here.

Gochujang Pork Chop Marinade

19. Pork Shoulder Injection Marinade 

A great way to ensure that a pork shoulder remains juicy all throughout the smoking or grilling process is to inject it with a marinade. Injecting the pork shoulder can also be great for adding more flavor. This delicious marinade is sweet, tangy, savory, and even includes butter! 

Get the recipe here.

Pork Shoulder Injection Marinade

20. Aromatic Pork Marinade 

This marinade has an interesting addition – grated white onion. This helps to add a slightly sweet and pungent flavor that is perfectly complemented by the garlic in the recipe. The marinade also includes soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, and mustard. 

Get the recipe here.

Aromatic Pork Marinade

21. Spicy Pork Chop Marinade 

If you like your pork chop with some serious kick to it, then this is the marinade for you! Not only does this marinade include hot sauce, it also throws spicy mustard, and red chili flakes into the mix too. Don’t worry, the brown sugar helps to add a nice balance to it all. 

Get the recipe here.

Spicy Pork Chop Marinade

22. Chipotle Marinade for Pork Tenderloin 

Want a Mexican-inspired pork marinade? Well, you go! This marinade includes chipotle chile in adobo, lime juice, orange juice, cumin, and more! While this is a perfect fit for pork tenderloin, feel free to use it for other cuts of pork too! 

Get the recipe here.

Chipotle Marinade for Pork Tenderloin 

23. Pineapple Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

This is the recipe that you should reach for when you want to add a tropical vibe to your food. As an added bonus, the recipe is super simple. All it contains is pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic! 

Get the recipe here.

Pineapple Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

24. Ginger Marinade for Pork Tenderloin 

Ginger and pork are great together which is one of the reasons that this marinade is so good! However, the garlic isn’t overpowering, instead perfectly blending in with the rest of the savory and tangy ingredients! 

Get the recipe here.

Ginger Marinade for Pork Tenderloin

There are so many marinades for you to whip up when prepping your pork. You can choose one based on cravings or the vibe of the dish that you want to prepare. The options are endless! 

By Kristy J. Norton
I'm Kristy – a chef and connoisseur of all things BBQ! You can find me either in my kitchen (or someone else's) or at a big outdoor barbecue surrounded by friends and family. In both my professional and personal life I’ve picked up more than a few tips and tricks for turning out delicious food. I consider it a privilege to share it with others!
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