Brown Sugar Brined Pork Chops Recipe

Brown Sugar Brined Pork Chops with brocollini on a white plate

A sweet and salty brine made with Truvia Brown Sugar Blend is the secret for flavorful and juicy pork chops. This recipe has 50% less sugar* than the regular brown sugar-sweetened version. Makes 4 servings.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 720 minutes

Serving size: 1 chop

Calories: 150 Calories


  • 6 cups water

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 Tbsp black peppercorns

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • ½ cup kosher salt

  • ¼ cup Truvia Brown Sugar Blend

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 4 6-oz. bone-in pork chops

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

  • ½ dry white wine or chicken stock

  • 1 Tbsp butter


  • 1.

    Combine water, bay leaves, black peppercorns, mustard seeds, salt, Truvia Brown Sugar Blend and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until the Truvia sweetener and salt dissolve. Add rosemary and cool completely.

  • 2.

    Pour into a large resealable plastic bag and add pork chops. Place in refrigerator 12-24 hours.

  • 3.

    Drain and rinse pork chops completely. Pat pork chops dry with a paper towel.

  • 4.

    Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add two pork chops and sear 2-3 minutes per side, then reduce flame to medium and continue cooking 10-12 minutes until internal temperature reaches 155° F.

  • 5.

    Remove pork chops from pan and keep warm. Add remaining olive oil to pan and repeat with remaining pork chops.

  • 6.

    Once the last pork chops have been cooked, add white wine or chicken stock to the pan. Scrape up brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer together for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened. Stir in butter. Drizzle pan sauce over pork chops and serve.

  • 7.

    Refrigerate leftovers.

*This entrée has <1g of sugar per serving compared to the full-brown sugar version which has 2g of sugar per serving.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 8
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 320mg
Total Carbohydrate < 1g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Total Sugars < 1g
Erythritol 0g
Protein 19g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 0% DV
Iron 2% DV
Potassium 8% DV
Brown Sugar Brined Pork Chops is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Same great sweetness without all of the sugar Same great sweetness without all of the sugar, just like i used to have as a kid but a bit healthier but hits the spot.
Date published: 2016-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! I didn't have chops, so I sliced a small pork roast into steaks and used this recipe. It was truly amazing. Just the right amount of flavor to go perfectly with homemade roasted garlic and rosemary mashed potatoes with the skins on! Thanks for a really excellent recipe.
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from looks delicious Can't wait to try this, looks delicious, huge pork chop fan, looks tasty
Date published: 2015-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe for those of us limiting our sugar. I love using brown sugar in many of my marinades and barbecue sauces. But I must watch my sugar intake now that I'm a bit older. Truvia's brown sugar blend is the perfect solution for me and this pork chop recipe tastes great !
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something new for chops Great way for an delicious way to serve chops! Even my two picky grandsons loved them.
Date published: 2015-02-06
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