Beer Brined Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Beer Brined Pork Chops
Sabrina Baksh
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Brine Time: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 6 servings

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 bottle dark beer
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups ice
  • For the Chops:
  • 6 pork chops (bone-in)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons mild 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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