Marinating Pork Chops in BBQ Tennessee Bourbon Sauce

After cooking pork chops in sticky barbecue sauce for the first time, I decided to try marinating it over night. Marinating meat is something that is always mentioned on cookery shows, yet this was my first time doing this.

ASDA's BBQ Tennessee Bourbon sauce
ASDA’s BBQ Tennessee Bourbon sauce

For the marinate I used BBQ Tennessee Bourbon sauce from ASDA. It says it’s a last minute marinate but I had it to hand and know it goes great with meat! I put a large amount of sauce in a plastic container and added the pork chop, ensuring all surfaces were covered, placed a lid on it and put it in the fridge.

Marinating Pork Chops
Marinating Pork Chops

It probably marinated for 22-ish hours in all. I cooked it on a medium heat in a frying pan and added chopped carrots and potatoes – there was also plenty of extra marinate to cover the vegetables too. I also added some egg noodles too.

The Verdict

Pork Chops in BBQ Tennessee Bourbon sauce with carrots, potatoes and egg noodles
Pork Chops in BBQ Tennessee Bourbon sauce with carrots, potatoes and egg noodles

The pork chop was a little more tender, but not so much it was a soggy mess that melted in your mouth like I perhaps expected to after marinating it for so long. The sauce complemented the pork chop perfectly as too did the carrots, potatoes and noodles.

What Would I Do Differently?

I’ve seen a number of recipes suggesting you use a zip-loc bag and squeeze the air out. Whether this makes a difference to the end result I’m not sure – perhaps it’s the same as a vacuum pack? I might try creating my own marinate next time too or maybe try creating a dry rub!

Do you have a go-to marinate sauce? Do you use a zip-loc bag when marinating? Tell me in the comments section below!

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