Quick Brined Pork Chops Recipe

February 3, 2015

One of our iPhone app readers was nice enough to leave a review on the iTunes store. Their only comment was that he or she wished there was something about brining. We actually have done a few brining recipes, including an awesome brined pork roast as well as a brined turkey, but I’ll forgive them for not trying those yet. Instead of moping, I offer up yet another recipe, this time for brined pork chops!

Brining is a process that actually hydrates the cells of the meat, creating a really juicy and tender cut of meat for the grill. But wait, doesn’t that take a long time? I don’t have 12 hours here, I need to get dinner going! Well, that’s what makes this brined pork chops recipe so great! Lean cuts like pork chops actually take very little time for the brine to make a difference. Brine the pork chops for an hour, rub them down with a little fresh rosemary and throw them on the grill. That’s all there is to it!

  • Prep: 2 hrs
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


4 cups water

4 tablespoons kosher salt

1.5 tablespoons sugar

Pork chops

black pepper

2 fresh rosemary sprigs


1Pour the water, salt, sugar and one sprig of rosemary into a small pot and heat over high heat on the stove. Save the other sprig of rosemary until later.

2Bring the solution to a simmer, stirring occasionally.

3Turn off the heat and remove the pot from the burner as soon as bubbles appear, we just need the water nice and hot, not boiling.

4Allow the brining solution to cool to room temperature in the pot. This is important, we don’t want to pour hot liquid over the pork chops or it will cook the meat!

5Place the pork chops in a glass dish and then pour the cooled brine over the meat.

6Place the dish in the refrigerator and allow to brine for an hour to an hour and a half.

7Remove the pork chops from the brine, rinse with cold water and then pat dry with paper towels.

8Mince the remaining sprig of rosemary and rub the pork chops with rosemary and fresh ground black pepper.

9Heat the grill to high heat, clean and lubricate the grates.

10Place the brined pork chops over the hottest part of the grill and cook for about 5 minutes.

11Flip the pork chops over to the other side and grill for an additional 5 minutes or until cooked through.

12Allow the pork chops to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

That’s it, another brining recipe and this time without the extreme time commitment! Let us know how it turns out.


4 Reviews


January 19, 2017

Juiciest pork chops we’ve had for a long time, thank you


March 8, 2016

Thank You it was good! I added peppercorn. I will be using this again!!


March 8, 2016

good stuff!! I added peppercorn. I will be using this again!
Thank You


July 27, 2015

Quick, simple – I’ll be making this again!

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