Brined Pork Chops

This is one of my favorite grilling recipes! The brine tenderizes the pork while infusing boatloads of flavor. I pair the pork chops with seasoned sweet potato fries, a green salad and skillet corn bread, making this meal a real crowd pleaser and the perfect spring/summer outdoor meal!


  • 3 cups light buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp favorite hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 6 pork chops


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients with the garlic and salt.  Add the pork chops and toss to coat.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but preferably over night.
  2. Remove pork chops from the brine and allow to come to room temperature before grilling.
  3. Grill for approximately 12-15 minutes over medium heat, flipping half way through.


I like to use boneless center cut loin chops with this recipe, although, bone-in chops work well too.  I think this brine would also pair nicely with chicken.

As far as hot sauce goes… I’ve used both Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and classic Sriracha for this recipe and both taste delicious!

*Adapted from The Today Show


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