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Simple Pork Chop Brine

Simple Pork Chop Brine

This brine is perfect for a small quantity of (or about 4) pork chops. It will help keep the meat juicy as it cooks and will produce a great tasting chop. While there are herbs in the brine, it will not overpower the natural flavor of the meat. Double the recipe if you are cooking more than 4, and as always, I recommend brining pork before grilling, or baking.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Quarts


  • 4 quarts cold water
  • 1/4 cup coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large sprig rosemary
  • 4-5 sage leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano


  • n a large container, combine cold water with salt and sugar until dissolved. Add herbs to mixture. Bruise then if you desire a stronger herbal note. Submerge pork chops in brine solution, cover and place into refrigerator for 4 hours. Remove chops and rinse off surface with cold water. If using a seasoning rub. Omit salt as the brine provides that component. Cook chops as directed.