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Grilled Pork Chops

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This recipe is courtesy of Carlsbad Cravings.


  • 6 bone-in pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt (NOT table salt)
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 cup ice cubes
  • 2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional for spicier)
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    1. In a gallon-size freezer bag, mix 1/4 cup kosher salt with warm water until the salt dissolves. Whisk in apple cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar and ice. Add the pork and seal (make sure all the chops are submerged).
    2. Brine for 20-30 minutes at room temperature or up to 4 hours in the refrigerator. While pork chops are brining, make homemade BBQ sauce.
    3. For homemade BBQ sauce, combine 2 cups ketchup, 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses, 1/3-1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup seedless blackberry preserves, 1 tsp. mesquite liquid smoke, 1 tsp. smoked paprika, 1 tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder, 1/2 tsp. onion powder, 1/2 tsp. ground mustard, 1/2 tsp. black pepper, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. dried thyme in a medium saucepan. Stir to combine.
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