Guinness-Brined Pork Chops

Total Time
4hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

rosslare November 18, 2010

I LOVE this recipe and use it every time we go camping. You can even trade out the Guiness with a Creamy Dark beer (Leinenkugels) if you want to go wtih something cheaper.

nordicgrrl September 04, 2009

Oh my! Try this recipe it's soooo worth it. These pork chops were amazing. The flavor was different from what I usually make and that's what made them so good. Next time I'll use less sage. (I couldn't find sage leaves so I used ground sage.) I made this with Guinness Cupcake (Recipe #2609550)

Cat-602 March 23, 2009

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