Beer Brined Pork Chops

Beer Brined Pork Chops

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"Tender full-flavored pork chops that are always a crowd pleaser. Great on the grill! Pat dry the meat before you put it on the grill for good grill marks. Also, use a meat thermometer to insure proper cooking."


12 h 30 m servings 217 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 10g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 24.3 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 964 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk the beer, wine vinegar, corn syrup, mustard, garlic, sage, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the onion and pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. Remove the pork chops and onions from the marinade and set aside on a platter. Drain the marinade through a fine-mesh strainer, discarding the strained liquid. Spread the garlic mixture caught in the strainer over the pork chops. Wrap the onions in aluminum foil.
  4. Cook the packet of onions and the pork chops on the preheated grill until the pork is no longer pink in the center, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


  • Editor's Notes
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.
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  1. 14 Ratings


This recipe totally rocked! I have never had such tender juicy pork chops. The only thing I changed was maple syrup for the corn syrup (because I didn't have any corn syrup on hand). Thanks f...

This really made a moist tender chop I added red pepper flakes and used dijon mustard and apple cider vinager and mayple syrup as thats what I had on hand and brined overnite. When I grilled I a...

These are just great! Don't normally use corn syrup in a brine, but it imparted a bright, smoky note! Perfect grill food. Thanks for the recipe.

My husband and I run a bar/grill and have served these chops for a lunch special - the customers LOVED the flavor. We served them with mashed potatoes and gravy.

This recipe was just ok for my family. They didn't like the overall flavor and frankly, prefer our regular chops.

I was hopeful that this recipe would make pork chops tastey for my husband who doesn't like them. But Nope. He did not like the taste of the marinade and ours were not very tender.

Awesome recipe! These pork chops come out moist and flavorful!

Super easy & very yummy. I only marinated it for 5 hours & will definitely marinate it for 24 hours next time. Also, I cut the pepper back to 1 teaspoon & will probably add more salt next time...

My husband loved these chops, couldn't stop praising the flavor. I substituted dark ale instead of beer, and made a quick syrup from water and brown sugar instead of corn syrup. They marinated...