Grilled Apple Brined Pork Chops

Total Time:
4 hr 20 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 5 rib end pork chops, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
Directions
  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1 cup of water, apple juice, pepper, salt, sugar and red pepper flakes. Bring to a simmer making sure to stir occasionally to dissolve the salt and sugar. Remove from heat and add to a large bowl with 2 cups of ice.

  • Once the brined has cooled add pork chops. Brine for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours in the refrigerator.

  • Remove pork from brine, rinse with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat. Sprinkle 1 side of the pork chops with 1/2 the grill seasoning. Place chops on hot oiled grill, seasoned side down. Sprinkle the topside with remaining grill seasoning. Grill chops for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.


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