Father’s Day Dinner Ideas: Grilled Pork Chops

By June 15, 2011April 15th, 2019Cooking, Holidays, Main Dishes

Sunday is Father’s Day! Do you cook a special dinner for your Dad or hubby?

We have been grilling up a storm on our new grill, and these Pork Chops have quickly become a favorite with my men! The marinade has a sweet, citrus flavor that was perfect on the Grilled Pork Chops, but could be used pretty much on any meat.

But first, I have something VERY exciting to share with you! See that little blue box at the top of the recipe? It’s a brand new feature that I have for my readers, and you are going to LOVE it! This will be a location that will make it easier for you to store recipes you find here to a central recipe box and then add the ingredients you need to your weekly shopping list.
I’ve teamed up with ZipList.com to make this possible. They power the recipe boxes and shopping lists you find online at popular food sites, like MarthaStewart.com and AOL’s KitchenDaily.com, and now they’re at Hoosier Homemade. You can add recipes to one central recipe box here, on ZipList.com, on any other partner websites or mobile apps, or using ZipList’s free mobile apps, and they all get saved in one place.

Pretty cool huh?
So here are the basics. First, you’ll now see a blue “Save Recipe” button next to the title of each recipe, just above the Ingredients. I have added it to today’s Grilled Pork Chops Recipe. When you click this blue button you’ll be able to save this recipe to a recipe box that you can access from the new RECIPE BOX section on the navigation bar at the top of the page, right under the HOME button.
You also have the option to save the recipe ingredients to your grocery list, making it easy to plan your weekly shopping. You can then access your grocery list, which has automatically categorized the recipe ingredients by aisle, from the new shopping list section that can also be found on the same navigation bar.{under HOME} You can then add anything else you need to buy for the week, like milk, eggs and juice, to the same list.

Grilled Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 Pork Chops


  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients except pork chops.
  2. Place pork chops in a ziploc bag.
  3. Pour marinade over pork chops and seal.
  4. Place in fridge for 2-3 hours.
  5. Drain and discard marinade.
  6. Grill pork chops on medium high heat for about 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of chops.
  7. You can easily cut this recipe in half for fewer pork chops.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

The Ingredients…

 I bought a large package of Pork Chops at Walmart, there were 8 large chops. We grilled all 8 because of the house full of men I have, but you could certainly freeze part of them for another meal. It’s less expensive to buy meat in large packages, just split the package, place in freezer ziploc bags and they are ready for another meal.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Doug has been wanting to re-create the Pork-on-a-stick that he and the boys always look forward to at the County Fair. Now, he can grill his own with this marinade!

In case you aren’t interested in Grilled Pork Chops for Father’s Day Dinner, here are a few more ideas for you…

Main Dish

  1. Mix & Match Burger Bar
  2. Sweet BBQ Chicken Kabobs
  3. Teriyaki Chicken

Salads or Sides

  1. Honey Lime Fruit Salad
  2. Deli Style Pasta Salad
  3. Roasted Corn Salsa


  1. Golf Cupcakes 
  2. Basketball Cupcakes 
  3. Sports Cupcakes.
  4. Football Cupcakes


  1. Twix Bars
  2. Easy Strawberry Pie
  3. Butterscotch Almond Bars
  4. Brownie Goody Bars

And for even more ideas, check out the Father’s Day Dinner Ideas I post last year!

Gratitude Journal: I’m thankful for all the help that Doug gives me! I couldn’t do everything that I do, without his help!

Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation  for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own. 

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