Clean Eating Pork Marinade Recipe

Pork Marinade Recipe

A delicious marinade for any cut of pork.

Course Marinade
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Yield 5 servings
Calories 331 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 3/4 cup light flavored oil (I used organic grapeseed oil)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. prepared yellow mustard, no sugar added
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder OR 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced fine
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
US Customary - Metric


  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender until well blended.

  2. You can freeze in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 6 months. Simply thaw in the fridge the day before.

  3. TO MARINATE: combine the meat and marinade in a container (zipper-top bags work best, but you can use a casserole dish as well). Let sit in the fridge for 3-12 hours.

  4. TO BARBECUE: make sure to set aside about a quarter of the marinade for basting BEFORE combining with the meat for marinating. Remove your chops from the sauce and place on the barbecue, basting as needed with the reserved marinade. discard any leftover marinade to avoid contaminating food with raw meat juice left behind in marinade.

  5. TO BAKE IN OVEN: pre-heat oven to 375 F. Empty pork chops out onto a sheet pan and cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 25-35 minutes, or until the chops reach at least 165 F. on a meat thermometer.

  6. IMPORTANT: Please remember you should NEVER use leftover sauce (after marinating) on your foods for serving. Once that raw meat has been in the sauce, consider it used up. You don't want to serve raw meat juice on your cooked food. Ick!

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Pork Marinade Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup (approximately))
Calories 331 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 452mg20%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.