The Bos Life, the supplier of artisan meats, recently sent us some of their fine meats and asked if we could help them spread the word about them. Among the ZenKimchi team, I volunteered to take on the challenge.

When I saw that the sample pack would contain some pork chops, I knew I had to do a recipe on doenjang marinade. In traditional Korean cooking, there are 3 essential ingredients that remove the unpleasant pork smell when cooking pork – doenjang, cooking spirits, and ginger. So using those core ingredients you can make some juicy, Korean flavored pork chops at home. Using this same marinade, you can use thinly sliced pork butt or neck to make a non-spicy pork bulgogi.

Doenjang Pork Chops

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Category: Modern Korean


  • 2-3 10-12 oz pork chops
  • 1/2 medium onion (pureed)
  • 2 stalks green onion (chopped/sliced)
  • 1 table spoon ginger (minced)
  • 1 table spoon garlic (minced)
  • 2 table spoons natural sugar
  • 4 table spoons rice caramel syrup
  • 3 table spoons doenjang
  • 1 table spoon cooking wine


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  1. Clean the pork chop by rinsing under cold water.
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  3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  4. doenjang pork chop
  5. Place the pork chops in the marinade and set aside for at least 20 minutes, 1 hour is preferred.
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  7. Grill the marinated pork chops and serve.
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