Kalyn's Kitchen - "Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Lemon and Oregano"


Greek-Seasoned  Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Lemon and OreganoGreek Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano, served with Spicy Mexican Slaw!

(For Phase One Fridays I highlight Phase One recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and I first made these Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops in 2009, when my old house was in the middle of house renovations, the grill was in the neighbor’s garage, and I was anxious to grill.  Fast forward nearly four years and I’m living in a new house with a natural gas grill on the deck, and I still love this recipe!  When my grill was packed away I cooked these on a stove-top grill pan, which is a great option if you don’t have an outside grill.)

All year I wait for grilling season, so I’m trying to be patient about the fact that it’s June and my grill is still packed away in the neighbor’s garage, where it’s been for quite a while! I guess not having a grill is making me think about things I’d *like* to be grilling, and the thought of grilled pork chops with a marinade similar to Souvlaki popped into my head last week. Luckily I have a stove-top grill pan, as well as a George Foreman grill, and I’ve now tried this recipe using both of those. If you like Souvlaki but want an easier version, you’ll love these pork chops.

Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano
(Makes 4 pork chops, recipe adapted slightly from marinade for Kalyn’s Souvlaki.)

4 boneless pork sirloin chops (my pork weighed 1 1/2 pounds before trimming)

Marinade Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. fresh lemon zest (or use 1/2 tsp. dried lemon peel)
2 tsp. dried Greek oregano (You can also use 2 T minced fresh Greek oregano, but I often use dried herbs in a marinade like this.)
2 tsp. minced fresh garlic (or use 1 tsp. dried granulated garlic)
fresh ground black pepper to taste (I used about 1/2 tsp.)

For instructions, head to the original posting.

South Beach Suggestions:

Lean pork chops like this with less than 10% total fat are a good choice for any phase of the South Beach Diet or any other type of low-glycemic eating plan. The pork chops in the photo are being served with Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro, a recipe I never get tired of. For phase 2 or 3 you could add something like Georgette’s Really Lemony Greek Pilafi for a perfect Greek side dish.

Nutritional Information?
I chose the South Beach Diet to manage my weight partly so I wouldn’t have to count calories, carbs, points, or fat grams, but if you want nutritional information for a recipe, I recommend entering the recipe into Calorie Count, which will calculate it for you.

More Grilled Pork Chops to Try:
(Recipes from other blogs may not always be South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Grilled Pork Chops with Soy Sauce, Cumin, Lime, and Oregano from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon, Garlic, and Sage from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarine-Onion Salsa from The Bitten Word
Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops from Sass and Veracity
Grilled Teriyaki Pork Chops from Use Real Butter
(Want even more recipes? I find these recipes from other blogs using Food Blog Search.)

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