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Brown Sugar & Molasses Brine


Yields enough for 3 to 4 lb. pork chops.

This brine helps keep Grilled Pork Rib Chops, Grilled Pork Blade Chops, or Grilled Thin Pork Chops juicy and adds a subtle flavor.

  • 3-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 3 to 4 lb. pork chops

Pour the water into a large bowl or plastic tub. Add the salt, sugar, and molasses and stir until dissolved. Stir in the ice so the brine chills quickly. Add the pork chops, set a plate on top to keep them submerged, and cover the bowl. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but no more than 6 hours (less for thin chops).

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : per 3 Tbs brine per serving, Calories (kcal): 10, Fat (kcal): 0, Fat Calories (g): 0, Saturated Fat (g): 0, Protein (g): 0, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0, Carbohydrates (mg): 3, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 0, Sodium (g): 870, Cholesterol (g): 0, Fiber (g): 0,

I use this brine all the time for thick pork chops. Never fails to yeild juicy grilled pork !

Very tasty results even from the leanest pork chops. We will be using the recipe again.

Pork chops never seemed special to me prior to discovering this brine, now they're a regular menu item. Even if you only have a couple hours it still makes a world of difference.

Great recipe. Always works well, and gives perfect grill marks too.

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