Pork Chop Brine Marinade Recipe

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Carlos Diaz Modified: March 23, 2022
Pork Chop Brine Marinade Recipe

How To Make Pork Chop Brine Marinade

Add a rich umami flavor to the classic pork chop dish by creating this brine marinade. This will make the pork chop tender and flavorful when slow-cooked.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 38 minutes



  • 4cupswater
  • ¼cupkosher salt
  • 2tbspdark brown sugar
  • 1tspblack peppercorns
  • 1dried bay leaf
  • 1sprigfresh rosemary
  • 4pork chops


  1. In a medium-sized pot add water, kosher salt, sugar, peppercorns, bay leaf, and rosemary.

  2. Bring to a simmer over high heat. Water does not to be in rapid boil but make sure the salt and sugar have dissolved in the water.

  3. Remove the pot from the heat and cool completely.

  4. Once the brine is cool add the pork chops to a large ziptop bag and pour in the brine.

  5. Let the pork brine in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours.

  6. Rinse and pat dry before cooking.


  • Calories: 359.45kcal
  • Fat: 18.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.28g
  • Fiber: 0.40g
  • Sugar: 4.40g
  • Protein: 41.35g
  • Cholesterol: 137.31mg
  • Sodium: 1029.39mg
  • Calcium: 57.67mg
  • Potassium: 707.56mg
  • Iron: 1.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 6.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.34mg
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