Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops

Courtesy of McCormick

Apple Cider Brine

  • 4 Cups Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Apple Cider
  • 1/2 Cup Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Table Salt

2 Pounds Bone-In Pork Chops, About 3/4in Thick, Trimmed

Olive Oil

2 Tablespoons McCormick Grill Mates Pork Rub

For the brine, pour cold water, apple cider and syrup into large plastic or glass container or a 2-gallon re-sealable plastic bag.  Stir in salt until dissolved.  Place a plate on top of pork chops to keep them submerged. Cover container or seal bag

Refrigerate at least 2 hours. Remove pork chops from brine.  Discard remaining brine.  Rinse pork chops under cool running water.  Pat dry.  Bruch pork chops lightly with oil.  Rub with Pork Rub.

Grill over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes per side or until pork desired doneness.