Apple Juice Brined Pork Chops
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes*
Prep Time: 10 minutes*
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Delicious and tender pork chops, cooked to perfection. The touch of sweetness in the apple juice, and the salt work together to bring an amazing pork chop to your dinner table.

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless pork chops
  • 1 - cup(s) apple juice
  • 1/4 - cup(s) salt
  • 2 - cup(s) water
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - dinner rolls**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Place apple juice, salt, and 2 cups of water into shallow dish. Place pork chops into the brine in single layer and pour enough water over the top so the pork chops are covered. *Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Once finished brining, grill or saute the pork chops for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Cooking time may vary depending on thickness of pork chops.
  3. Prepare the salad.
  4. Warm the dinner rolls.
  5. Serve Apple Juice Brined Pork Chops with salad and dinner rolls.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together 2 cups apple juice, 1 cup salt and 4 cups water.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Half of the apple juice brine

Remove as much air as you can and seal. Freeze up to 6 months in your fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to grill or skillet and grilling/sauteing as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides like rice or cauliflower rice in place of dinner rolls.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Apple Juice Brined Pork Chops

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely before transferring pork chops to grill. Grill over direct heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until pork chops reach 145 F. Let rest for 5 minutes.
Serve with salad and dinner rolls.

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