Jalapeño-Beer Brined Pork Chops
These pork chops—marinated in beer seasoned with jalapeños, garlic and fresh ginger—are sure to become an entertaining favorite.
2 1/2 cups water
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Jalapeños
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
6 quarter-sized slices fresh ginger
6 cloves garlic, crushed
4 center or rib-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick
- Combine water, beer, jalapeños, sugar, salt, ginger and garlic in medium bowl. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add pork chops; cover. Refrigerate for 24 hours, turning pork chops occasionally.
- Heat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler. Remove pork chops from brine and rinse with cold water; discard brine. Pat pork chops dry. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.
- Grill pork chops for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink, turning two to three times during grilling.
Makes 4 servings.
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