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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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a baking dish with about 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil.

  • Drain pork chops, discarding brine. Place chops in the prepared dish and brush lightly with remaining olive oil.

  • 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

207 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 45 mg cholesterol; 5874 mg sodium. 13.4 g carbohydrates; 18.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Didn't have 6 hours to marinate so marinated only 2.5. It still came out delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Didn't have 6 hours to marinate so marinated only 2.5. It still came out delicious! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2018
This tuned out really good. Add some herbs and you have a 5 star. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2020
Great flavor & easy to prepare, wasn't salty but I would add more garlic & some habanero for a kick. You should be sure to have freezer bags as they are best for storing the chops in Brine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2019
Didn't have 6 hours to marinate so marinated only 2.5. It still came out delicious! Read More