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This easy pork chop brine recipe is made with salt, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, garlic, and water. It guarantees tender and juicy meat every time! The brined pork chops are perfect for grilling, pan frying, or baking.
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Easy Pork Chop Brine {The Secret to Tender Pork Chops}

This easy pork chop brine recipe is made with salt, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, garlic, and water. It guarantees tender and juicy meat every time! The brined pork chops are perfect for grilling, pan-frying, or baking.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork Chop Brine, Pork Chop Brine Recipe
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 3 rosemary sprigs
  • 4 pork chops

Instructions

  • Add salt, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar to the water in a large bowl. Whisk until salt and sugar dissolve.
  • Add rosemary and garlic to the bowl.
  • Pierce the pork chops with a fork on both sides.
  • Place them in the brine solution to submerge fully. Then cover with plastic wrap.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour to 2 hours.
  • When you are ready to cook the brined pork chops, remove them from the brine and rinse with cold water.
  • Let them sit at for 15 minutes at room temperature before cooking. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • Proceed with your favorite cooking method. You can find grilled, pan-fried and baked pork chops recipes below in the notes.

Notes

You can use the brined pork chops in these recipes for more tender and juicy meat:

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 500mg | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg