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Marinated Brined Pork Chops

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This is a recipe for pork loin chops brined in a salt-and-sugar spice marinade. Enhances the flavor, moisture, and tenderness of your chops. I serve these moist and tender chops with chunky applesauce and mashed potatoes for a tasty and easy weekday meal."
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6 h 55 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 pork chops)


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  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Add salt, sugar, sage, and garlic powder. Remove from heat and stir until mostly dissolved. Add cold water to cool the brining mixture. Place pork chops in a plastic freezer bag or other airtight container. Add brining liquid, close tightly, and refrigerate for 6 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a baking dish with about 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil.
  3. Drain pork chops, discarding brine. Place chops in the prepared dish and brush lightly with remaining olive oil.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until chops are no longer pink in the center and juice is clear, about 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine ingredients. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 207 calories; 8.7 13.4 18.2 45 5874 Full nutrition

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Didn't have 6 hours to marinate, so marinated only 2.5. It still came out delicious!

This tuned out really good. Add some herbs and you have a 5 star.