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Jalapeño-Beer Brined Pork Chops

Jalapeño-Beer Brined Pork ChopsThese pork chops—marinated in beer seasoned with jalapeños, garlic and fresh ginger—are sure to become an entertaining favorite.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups water
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Jalapeños
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
6 quarter-sized slices fresh ginger
6 cloves garlic, crushed
4 center or rib-cut pork chops, 1-inch thick

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine water, beer, jalapeños, sugar, salt, ginger and garlic in medium bowl. Stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Add pork chops; cover. Refrigerate for 24 hours, turning pork chops occasionally.
  2. Heat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler. Remove pork chops from brine and rinse with cold water; discard brine. Pat pork chops dry. Sprinkle with ground black pepper.
  3. Grill pork chops for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink, turning two to three times during grilling.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.