Lean pork is on sale frequently, but it also becomes dry very easily. These pork chops stay moist and tender with minimal effort. There’s some prep-time required, but it is mostly letting the pork chops marinate in the fridge!
- 1/2-1 cup apple juice or cider
- 1/2-1 cup water
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1-2 tsp mulling spices
- 1/2 tsp peppercorns
- 1 goodly splash of molasses (maybe 2 TBS?)
- 2-3 lbs pork chops
Mix all the ingredients other than the pork chops in a largish plastic container. (or mix in a measuring cup)
Put the liquid in the microwave and heat for about 2 minutes, until it is easy for the salt & molasses to mix with the other liquids. Mix well.
Add the pork chops to the liquid, and seal the lid. Shake the plastic container so the chops are well coated. (If you don’t have the large plastic container, just put the pork chops in a gallon-size ziploc, and pour the liquid into the bag with the chops.)
Marinate for 4+ hours.
Grill or broil pork chops for a couple minutes on each side until done.
Yummy and so moist! I’ve served it with buckwheat kasha and salad
Variation: Put pork chops in a 9×13 baking dish with a little of the marinade and some apple slices. Roast pork chops at 375 for about 20-30 minutes, until done. Serve with roasted vegetables cooked along side the pork chops.