Orange-Brined Pork Chops with Herb Rub

Looking for a meaty dinner recipe? Then check out these grilled orange-brined pork chops that are herb rubbed for that delicate flavor!

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 6 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

BRINE

6
cups water
1/4
cup kosher salt
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel

CHOPS

4
(1 1/4-inch-thick) bone-in pork loin chops
1
tablespoon brown sugar
1
teaspoon crushed dried rosemary leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1 In large nonmetal bowl, combine all brine ingredients; mix well. Add pork chops. Cover bowl; refrigerate 6 to 8 hours to marinate. In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat grill. Remove pork chops from brine; discard brine. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Rub brown sugar-herb mixture into both sides of pork chops.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place pork chops on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once.
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