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Easy Flavorful Pork Brine Recipe

Some of the hardest things to get right are the simplest of Recipes.

Listed below, you will find my go to Recipe for Brining Pork. It’s a great base to build on. You can add many other seasoning ingredients to this and it works great to tenderize and add flavor to all your pork dishes.

Brining is a vital part of Barbecue. Brining was originally intended as a preservative. Proper brining helps enhance its tenderness and increases the level of penetration. 

One of my favorites in a proper brine is Sodium Phosphate, as it helps maintain the moisture in the meat. I prefer to useButchersBarbecue, but you could use your own favorite.

Pork Brine Recipe

Pork Brine

Easy Basic Flavorful Pork Brine

  • 1 2/3 cup Apple Juice
  • 3 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Level Tsp Sodium Phosphate
  • 4 Heaping Tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  1. Heat Apple Juice in microwave until hot.

  2. Add 1 Tbs ACV to temper heat.

  3. Add in Brown Sugar and Sodium Phosphate. Stir.

  4. Add remaining ACV and Worcestershire. Chill in refrigerator.

  5. Once Brine is chilled add to a ziplock bag with Pork selection and Marinate overnight.

  6. Once Marinated, pat dry with paper towel and season with your favorite rub

  7. (This Recipe also works great as an injection.)

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