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Easy Pork Brine

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"Tangy and sweet, and a very quick fixture to flavor, without much time! Once you have stirred water into the mixture, add pork chops. Let pork chops sit in the brine in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before cooking."
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10 m servings 120
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Mix brown sugar, salt, mustard powder, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Pour in cider vinegar; stir until sugar and salt have dissolved. Add water; stir until well combined.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I use quick fry pork chops with this recipe. I don't add other spices. The brown sugar helps with the searing and makes a nice natural sauce out of it too!
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the brine ingredients. The actual amount of the brine consumed will vary.
  • Partner Tip
  • Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 120 calories; 0.4 28.2 0.5 0 11 Full nutrition

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I used this brine recipe for a 4 lb. pork shoulder roast. I marinated overnight. I cooked in slow cooker and we ate it on onion rolls with some pickled peppers I canned. My family ate and ate. W...

left brine over night to long tart

Very good brine, will definitely make pork chops this way again although, next time I might use slightly less salt. Maybe 1/3 cup vs. 1/2 cup.

I found it easy to make and added just enough flavor to enhance the taste of my first smoked Boston butt.