Beer Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops
Sabrina Baksh
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Brine Time: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
219 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 219
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 2577mg 112%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 66mg 5%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 440mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A flavorful beer brine helps to flavor and tenderize these pork chops—it's a perfect grilled main dish for any occasion. Serve with your favorite grilled vegetables or with a nice cool potato salad on warmer days.


For the Brine:

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle dark beer

  • 1/4 cup kosher salt

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1/4 cup molasses

  • 1 1/2 cups ice

For the Chops:

  • 6 bone-in pork chops

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients for the brine in a large bowl. Stir well to make sure that the brown sugar, salt, and molasses have dissolved into the liquid ingredients. 

  3. Place the pork chops in a resealable plastic bag and pour the brine over top. Carefully seal bag and place into refrigerator for 3 to 5 hours.

  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  5. Combine garlic, chili powder, and black pepper in a small bowl. Take the chops out of the bag, pat dry, and rub with garlic mixture. Place them on the grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes per side or until internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat reaches 165 F/75 C.

  6. Once cooked, remove from heat and serve with your favorite barbecue side dishes.

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