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Pork Brine

Rated as 3.59 out of 5 Stars
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"This is a marinade for any cut of pork you may be having. It makes it so juicy you'll ask when you're having pork again!"
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Ingredients

15 m servings 311
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Measure the vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a boil. In a sealable plastic container, combine the salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, and mustard powder.
  2. Pour the hot vinegar into the container, and stir to dissolve. Let stand for about 10 minutes to develop the flavors, then add the ice cubes. Cover and shake, or stir until melted. Remove the lid and add pork chops to the brine. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  3. Cook pork chops as desired. Pan fry or grill for about 15 minutes over medium-high heat, turning once. They will be juicy and moist.

Footnotes

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 311 calories; 5.7 25.3 34.5 100 87 Full nutrition

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I use it all the time and it's absolutely wonderful. Make sure you use about a pound of ice cubes...one tray may not be quite enough. One very important missing bit of info...make sure you rins...

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I'm very new to this - have never made a marinade, I don't think, so maybe I made some beginner mistakes I followed the recipe to the letter, using 2 lbs. of boneless pork chops (8 of them). I ...

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I use it all the time and it's absolutely wonderful. Make sure you use about a pound of ice cubes...one tray may not be quite enough. One very important missing bit of info...make sure you rins...

We used 1 cup water (eliminated ice cubs) with 1 cup vinegar and brined for 24 hours. Next time will cut back on salt 1/4 cup. These were very tender and flavorful. Topped pork chops with ap...

I'm very new to this - have never made a marinade, I don't think, so maybe I made some beginner mistakes I followed the recipe to the letter, using 2 lbs. of boneless pork chops (8 of them). I ...

Was great. Only marinated for 1 hour and rinsed of any extra salt/liquid on the outside. Cooked on low heat to ensure it stayed moist. Used thicker cut chops and after marinating stuffed them wi...

This is actually Alton Browns recipe, I've been using it for a long time and its amazing!

i cut the salt to 1/2 cup and added a couple cups water and some liquid smoke. I let the country ribs soak all day and BBQ'd them slow at about 250 degrees. They got rave reviews!

Not very good. There was absolutely NOTHING tender about my pork. Luckily I coated my pork with a smathering of maple bacon. I would substitue apple juice in place of the vinegar, but may nev...

hey, cut back on the salt if ur gonna marinade it along time, like more than 4 hours, it was way so salty for my likin.

This is a great recipe...and you can always add in your own herbs and such for added flavour. But remember this is a brine, not a marinade, so the vinegar and salt are required. The general rul...