Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 12 Mins

These pork chops marinated in beer and jalapeños are sure to become an entertaining favorite.

Jalapeño-Beer Brined Pork Chops


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


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.

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.

GRILL pork chops for 12 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink, turning two to three times during grilling.
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