Total Time
24hrs 25mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 25 mins

This is my take on the renowned turkey brine of Bambara Restaurant in Salt Lake City, UT. I reduced and reduced the brine ingredients and adjusted the spice rub to accommodate a couple of big center cut pork chops, and it was DIVINE! Grill, broil or pan-fry the chops as you wish. Prep time includes brining overnight.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all brine ingredients in a plastic zipper bag; place the pork chops in the brine and allow to sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to cook, remove the chops from the brine and pat dry slightly.
  3. Combine the spice rub and sprinkle generously on the pork chops.
  4. Grill, broil, or pan-fry the chops as you wish; for grilling, sear quickly on both sides for a couple of minutes, then cover grill and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes more (it all depends on the actual thickness of the chops; adjust accordingly).
Most Helpful

I cooked these on the grill. I seared them on high heat for 2 minutes each side and then cooked them for another 20 minutes on low heat. My family's only compalaint was that they were a little spicy. I'll make them again, but cut down on the cayenne pepper in the rub. Very easy to make.

gpotts5626 July 17, 2005

These were great. They had a good flavor and were not tough at all. I browned them on top of the stove and then pan roasted them at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes.

Eileen D April 09, 2005