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Orange-Brined Pork Chops with Herb Rub

Looking for a meaty dinner? Then check out these grilled orange-brined pork chops, rubbed with herbs for a flavorful meal!

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 6 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

BRINE

6
cups water
1/4
cup kosher salt
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1
tablespoon grated orange peel

CHOPS

4
(1 1/4-inch-thick) bone-in pork loin chops
1
tablespoon brown sugar
1
teaspoon crushed dried rosemary leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

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Directions

  • 1 In large nonmetal bowl, combine all brine ingredients; mix well. Add pork chops. Cover bowl; refrigerate 6 to 8 hours to marinate. In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients; mix well. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat grill. Remove pork chops from brine; discard brine. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Rub brown sugar-herb mixture into both sides of pork chops.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place pork chops on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium-high coals. Cook 20 to 25 minutes or until no longer pink in center, turning once.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
120mg
120%;
Sodium
7170mg
7170%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 5 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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