Mike Ditka's Official Tailgater's Pork Chop


8 boneless or bone-in ribeye pork chops (1 inch thick)

4 cups orange juice

1 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons garlic (chopped)

1/2 cup dijon mustard

1/2 cup honey

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a mixing bowl, combine orange juice, soy sauce, garlic, mustard, honey and cayenne pepper.  Mix together with a whisk.  Pour over pork chops and marinate in the refrigerator for 12 - 24 hours.

Remove pork from marinade, discard marinade.  Season pork with salt and pepper and grill for 10 - 12 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3 minute rest time.  Serves eight.