If you grew up in the South, chances are you are no stranger to Milo’s Famous Sweet Tea. Even if you aren’t lucky enough to be from here, there’s still a good chance that you know Milo’s being that it’s now available in 38 states. Their freshly brewed taste has always been a staple on Southern tables and ranks pretty closely with homemade – if you ask me. In fact, they just launched 3 new flavors – decaf sweet tea, lemonade, and a sweet tea/lemonade blend. These new flavors are great additions to their classic flavors – Famous Sweet Tea, Unsweetened Tea and No-Calorie Sweet Tea with Splenda. One of the best parts about Milo’s is the fact that they don’t use any preservatives or additives, so you don’t have to worry about that compromising flavor. Be sure to check out their website to see where you can find delicious Milo’s tea in your area.
These pork chops might seem like they require some extra work with the brine and all, but I promise they are worth it. The brine helps to tenderize the meat and keep it juicy and filled with flavor. And don’t worry, they aren’t crazy sweet. The soy and salt balance out the sweetness and the ginger just gives it a flavor that I think is perfect with pork. This brine would also work perfectly with a pork loin! Y’all enjoy!
Ginger Sweet Tea Brined Pork Chops
- 2 cups brewed sweet tea
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 to 6 pork chops
- Combine the ingredients for the brine in a medium bowl and stir until the salt has dissolved. Place the pork chops in a thick zip-top bag or in a non reactive (plastic or glass) container with a lid and pour in the brine. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Preheat the grill, remove the pork chops, and discard the brine. Allow the pork chops to come to near room temperature then grill over medium heat until the meat reaches 145° when tested with a meat thermometer. Allow the meat to rest for at least 5 minute before serving.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
Disclaimer: Milo’s did provide me with samples of their products but the opinions here are my own.