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Recipe: Best Brown Brined Pork Chops

These pork chops prove that a good thing is worth the wait.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 pork chops, preferably bone-in, about 8-10 oz. a piece
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 bottles (24 oz.) Bell’s Best Brown
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 9 cups water
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 TBS coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp whole cloves
  • 1 TBS fennel seeds

In the kitchen

  • Bring all ingredients except pork chops (only 4.5 cups of the water) to a boil so that the salt dissolves.
  • Add the other 4.5 cups of water (make sure it’s cold!) to brine and then refrigerate until fully chilled.
  • In a sealable container, pour the brine over the pork chops and let them brine for 6-8 hours in the refrigerator.
  • After the pork is done brining, rinse the seeds or leaves off, dry with a towel and grill, bake, or pan fry the chops to desired temperature.

Enjoy with a pint of Best Brown Ale!

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