Daily Recipe : Molasses Brined Pork Chops

recipe | July. 21, 2017

Today, I would like to introduce a wonderful recipe called Molasses Brined Pork Chops. Brining pork chops is like upgrading to premium cable; once you do it, you can't go back to basic. Dissolve salt and molasses in water, toss in the chops, and wait. What do you get from such little effort? A pork chop that's seasoned from the inside out, with a firm, but very moist texture


1/2 cup kosher salt

1/2 cup molasses

4 whole cloves

1 cup boiling water

7 cups cold water

4 (2 1/4 inch thick) center cut, bone-in pork chops

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil


1. Combine salt, molasses, cloves, and boiling water in a large container. Stir until molasses and salt are dissolved; let cool to room temperature.

2. Pour cold water into molasses mixture; stir to combine.

3. Completely submerge pork chops in molasses mixture. Cover container and refrigerate for 6 hours.

4. Remove pork chops from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly oil each chop.

5. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

6. Place pork chops on the hottest part of the grill; cook each side until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium-high area of the grill and cook pork until it is slightly pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chop should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

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