The savory marinade used on these pork loin chops are a staple in our home.  We use it on all cuts of meat and even vegetables.  We prefer to buy a full pork loin and have the butcher cut it to roughly 3/4″ – it makes for the juiciest chop!

Before we started grilling these delicious chops on Pappy’s Campfire Cooker, we started the green beans on the kettle hook so they could cook slow while the chops marinated.  Seriously, wood-fired green beans will spoil you!  We made our mashed potatoes inside, which made this a perfect Autumn meal.

Well, let’s get smokin’

Marinade (enough for about 2 lbs of chops):

  • 1/2 c Olive Oil
  • 1/2 c Soy Sauce (we like to use Amino Acids instead of Soy Sauce because they are healthy and there is no difference in taste)
  • 1/4 c Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Brow Sugar
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp onion powder

Place Loin Chops in a shallow dish or ziploc bag and pour marinade over meat.  Marinate for at least 1 hour, overnight will give the best flavor.  Turn at the halfway point of marinating time to ensure covering all meat.

While our chops are marinating, let’s wood-fire those pretty beans!

Green Beans:

  • 8 cups fresh or canned green beans
  • 1 cup water for fresh beans, or 1 cup of juice reserved from canned green beans
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 slices bacon
  • salt & pepper to taste


  •  If you have followed this blog and own a Pappy’s Campfire Cooker… you know the drill.  Light your fire and attach the Kettle Hook
  • Chop bacon & onion, lower kettle hook so the dutch oven is just above flames – saute bacon and onion until cooked through
  • pour in liquid and place green beans on top, cover and raise dutch oven slightly so that the green beans cook down without burning or evaporating the liquid.  Approximately 30-45 minutes, or longer if you like really soft beans.

Pork Loin Chops

  • 8-10 (2 lbs) Pork Loin, cut into 3/ 4″ chops
  • Marinade recipe (see above)


  • Swing attached grill plate between dutch oven and fire (advise raising the kettle hook or swinging it out at this point)
  • Allow grill plate to heat up to where a drop of water will skip across
  • Place Pork Loin Chops on grill plate and cook until meat has reached 160 degrees, about 5-6 minutes on each side depending on intensity of your fire.

Serve the savory chops with your green beans and preferably garlic mashed potatoes, and this meal will be requested over & over again!

Thanks for stopping by, have a Smokin’ Day!


October 5, 2016 No Comments Amber Shaw recipes