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Beer-Brined Rib Chops

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  • Cut: Chops/steaks
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 20
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 20
  • Number of Servings: 4


4 pork rib chops, bone-in, 1-1 ½-inches / 2.5-3.75 cm thick
1 ¾ cups / 425 mL water
1 bottle dark beer
2 Tbsp / 30 mL pancake syrup or maple syrup
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp / 45 mL EACH lightly packed brown sugar and coarse salt
2 tsp / 10 mL ground black pepper


  1. Trim excess fat from chops and place in large resealable plastic bag.
  2. In 4-cup measuring cup, combine water, beer, syrup, garlic, brown sugar, salt and pepper. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve. Pour brine over chops; seal bag.
  3. Marinate in refrigerator 8-24 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  4. Drain chops; discard brine. Pat chops with paper towels to remove excess brine.
  5. Preheat barbecue on high; reduce heat to medium. Grill chops 6-8 minutes per side or until instant-read thermometer registers 155°F.
  6. Remove chops from grill onto a clean plate. Tent loosely with foil and allow chops to rest 3-5 minutes before serving.

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