Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 28 mins

this brine works well with chicken too prep time does not reflect overnight brining.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. bring 2 c water to a boil.
  2. add sugar and salt and stir to dissolve.
  3. add chili powder and remaining water.
  4. remove from heat and cool.
  5. in a large bowl add pork chops and brine.
  6. refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  7. remove chops from brine pat dry.
  8. brush with olive oil, season with pepper,.
  9. grill about 12-14 minutes per side until chops are done, or a thrmometer reads 160 degrees serve with salsa.
Most Helpful

Delicious! Followed your instructions to the letter (except did not serve with salsa) and they came out moist and flavorful.

Vicki in AZ November 17, 2003

So easy to prepare. Excellent flavour. I don't have a grill, so I used the broiler in my oven. Worked great!

cuisinebymae November 10, 2003

It's so often little things like this that make the difference. Like the difference between dry, chewy, unappealing pork and moist, delicious, unbelievably tender pork. Only change I made was subbing "Rooster" sauce for the chili powder, and dredging in flour before frying. Everybody stuffed themselves.

rodney h. September 15, 2013