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Alton Brown Pork Chop Brine

A great way to add flavor and keep your pork chops juicy.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, BBQ
Keyword Alton Brown, Pork brine, Pork Chop
Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 552kcal

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Pork Chops Bone in (12oz Each)

Brine Ingredients

Instructions

  • To make the brine I mixed the salt, brown sugar, ground mustard, and pepper into a decent sized plastic bowl. I then microwaved 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and poured it over the dry ingredients and gave them a nice mix to dissolve everything. Then I tossed in the ice cubes so I wouldn’t be cooking my pork chops in boiling brine. Finally the pork chops went into the brine and the whole thing went into the fridge for 2 hours (no more than 2 hours or you’ll have a salty mess).
  • Then toss in the ice cubes so I wouldn’t be cooking my pork chops in boiling brine. Finally the pork chops went into the brine and the whole thing went into the fridge for 2 hours (no more than 2 hours or you’ll have a salty mess).
  • Rinse pork chops under cold water to remove excess salty brine. Pat dry with paper towel and season lightly
  • Grill pork chops to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

The pork Chops will only absorb a small percentage of the salt and sugar so don't worry that it sounds like a lot.

Nutrition

Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 1356mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 2mg