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Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops

The secret to moist and delicious pork chops is to first brine or soak them in a mixture of water, apple cider, maple syrup and salt.
5m
PREP TIME
12m
COOK TIME
195
CALORIES
7
INGREDIENTS

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Ingredients 6 Servings

  • Apple Cider Brine
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup table salt
  • Pork Chops
  • 2 pounds bone-in pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick, trimmed
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Grill Mates® Barbecue Rub

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 For the Brine, pour cold water, apple cider and syrup into large plastic or glass container, or 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Stir in salt until dissolved. Place pork chops in brine to cover. If necessary, place a plate on top of pork chops to keep them submerged. Cover container or seal bag.
  • 2 Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove pork chops from brine. Discard remaining brine. Rinse pork chops under cool running water. Pat dry. Brush pork chops lightly with oil. Rub with Barbecue Rub.
  • 3 Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until pork is desired doneness. Serve with grilled fruit, if desired.

TIPS AND TRICKS

To prepare Brine without apple cider and maple syrup, increase water to 8 cups and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.

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