Beer Brined Pork Chops
From one of our favorite recipe contributors Jennifer Ozick (check out Jen’s Bio in our “About Us” section)
2 ½ cups water
1 (12 oz) beer, I used Boulevard Wheat
1 (4 oz) can green chilies, diced
¼ cup light brown sugar OR ¼ cup Splenda brown sugar
2 Tbsp kosher salt
6 quarter-sized slices of fresh ginger
6 cloves garlic, minced
2.5 pounds (about 8-10 chops, family pack) pork loin, boneless, center-cut chops
Combine water, beer, chilies, brown sugar, salt, ginger and garlic in a large bowl. Stir until sugar and salt have dissolved. Pierce pork chops and add them to beer brine; cover. Refrigerate 4-24 hours. Turn chops occasionally until ready to grill.
Ready to Grill!
Heat BBQ grill to a medium-high temperature. Remove pork chops from brine. Discard brine.
Grill pork chops for 12-15 minutes or until pork is no longer pink. Turning meat 2-3 times while grilling.
Nutrition Facts (with beer brine): Calories: 352; Fat: 16.5g; Carbohydrates: 14.5g; Protein: 32.5g. You will not consume most of the beer brine. It will be cooked off during grilling.
Nutrition Facts (Just chops): Calories: 274; Fat: 15.8g; Carbohydrates: 0.0g; Protein: 31g.