Guinness-Brined Pork Chops

READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
Recipe by Veghead

Found on California tourism website. Evidently this recipe won first prize in a Guinness St. Patrick's Day cookoff.

Top Review by rosslare

Great Chops! Loved the sage and garlic flavors with the Guinness. 1/4 cup of salt looked like a lot of salt for 4 chops, so I halved it. Still rather too salty and I would reduce it further, hence only 4 stars.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For brine, combine water, Guinness, brown sugar, molasses and salt. Soak the pork chops in mixture for at least 4 hours Overnight is fine.
  2. Combine garlic, pepper, salt and sage to create rub.
  3. Remove pork chops from brine and pat dry. Rub with the rub mixture on both sides. Grill chops until they are done to your satisfaction. Serve and enjoy.

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