Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops

Beer Brined Pork Chops

I am so ready for summer. BBQs are a big part of my summers, the smell of pork chops, hamburgers, chicken or steak just puts me in a food coma. In my opinion, when working with a really thick pork chop, one of the best ways to impart flavor and keep the chops juicy is to let them sit in a brine for at least 1 day. The flavors in the brine work their way deep into the middle of meat and ensure that the pork chop will be both flavorful and incredibly moist to boot! The beer brine helps to flavor and tenderize these pork chops. You’ll be surprised at just how delicious and tender these turn out.


For brine:
2 cups water
1 bottle dark beer
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 cups ice

For chops:
6 pork chops, bone-in
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper


1. Combine all ingredients for brine in a large bowl. Place chops in a re-sealable plastic bag and pour brine over it.
2. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for 3-5 hours.
3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Combine garlic, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.
4. Take chops out of bag, pat dry, and rub with garlic mixture. Place pork chops on grill and cook for 10-12 minutes per side.
5. Remove from heat and serve.

About Ray Gruenfelder

Creator and Founder of The Guy Corner NYC, the Guys lifestyle blog (Tech, Sports, Food, Drinks & much more). A married father of 2, this page is dedicated to "Guy Stuff". I am also Co-Founder of NYC Wine Guys, a wine blog from 2 guys from Queens, NY.

Posted on May 8, 2014 11:54 am, in The Foodie and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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