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Corona Grilled Pork Chops

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

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I first posted this recipe back in August 2012 and since then I’ve made these Corona Grilled Pork Chops several times; however, it wasn’t until recently that I was actually able to take a new photo as the old one didn’t do this recipe justice. See what I mean?

Corona Grilled Pork Chops

This post is also one of the most popular here at Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen because it also includes a BBQ Calculator below so you know how much food and drinks to provide when hosting a Summer gathering.

Corona Grilled Pork Chops

When I originally made this recipe, I had also trimmed down a full pork loin and made it into individual pork chops. I do this quite often as it’s usually more  economical as roasts in general go on sale frequently.

To make these Corona Grilled Pork Chops you’ll need pork chops, Corona beer, sugar, Kosher salt, a lime, fresh cilantro and honey. First, here is how to  trim a pork loin or skip this step if you’re already using boneless pork chops.

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

How to Trim a Pork Loin into Pork Chops

1. Trim excess fat from the loin on all sides.
2. Next, mark the the top of the roast with a sharp knife where you will be cutting the meat through to ensure you get even cuts. I like to start in the middle using that as my guide for the halfway point; then use each half as another guide. I got 8 chops out of a 2 lb. roast.
3. Once you have your guide, cut all the way through, trimming any residual fat.

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.Click to Tweet
Combine the beer, sugar, and salt in a bowl until it dissolves; then add lime zest and juice, cilantro and honey and whisk together until well blended. Next, add the pork chops and the marinade to a resealable plastic bag, and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

Remove the meat from the refrigerator 15 minutes prior to grilling, discard the marinade; then grill the pork chops until the proper internal temperature is reached (at least 145 degrees F, but I prefer ours at 160 degrees F). 

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

I’m not a beer drinker myself; however, this brine really adds a great flavor to the pork chops. Besides, the alcohol does burn off during the cooking process. I love using brines before grilling as it really makes the meat super moist. These Corona Grilled Pork Chops were so good, I hope you enjoy them too!

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Corona Grilled Pork Chops
Corona Grilled Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
20 mins
 

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

Course: Main Entree
Servings: 8
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 8 Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 1 bottle Corona Beer
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 Lime, zest and juice
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the beer, sugar, and salt until it dissolves.

  2. Add lime zest and juice, cilantro and honey and whisk together until well blended.
  3. Add the pork chops and the marinade to a resealable plastic bag, and refrigerate for 2-8 hours. Remove the meat 15 minutes prior to grilling, discard the marinade; then grill the pork chops until the proper internal temperature is reached (minimum of 145 degrees F).

 

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Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

 

The Summer Barbecue Calculator

Here is what you’ll need for feeding a crowd this Summer.

For the Food:
For each guest, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 servings of any burger, hot dog or sandwich
  • 1 1/2 cups total for side dishes or salads combined (for example: pasta salad, coleslaw or potato salad)
  • 2 platters of cut up fruit or vegetable crudité for every 25 people
For the Drinks:

For each guest, you will need:

  • 1 1/2 alcoholic drinks per hour
  • 2 gallons of lemonade or iced tea for every 25 people if you’re also serving alcohol
  • If you’re going barless, increase the number to 4 gallons of alcohol-free drinks for every 25 people

Center cut boneless pork chops marinated in a brine of Corona beer, fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

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*Originally shared August 2012/Updated April 2019


8 Comments

  1. Pam
    August 30, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    They look and sound tasty!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      August 30, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Thank you for stopping by Pam! 🙂

  2. Ann -- Fountain Avenue Kitchen
    August 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    What a clever marinade, Carrie! I just saw this on Thursday’s Treasures and am about to share on my Facebook page!

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      August 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ann! xo

  3. Laura
    September 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Looks yummy! Can’t wait to get the bbq on.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      September 6, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  4. Joan Hayes
    September 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Carrie, these sound wonderful, hubby will love an excuse to go buy some corona! Thanks for sharing, I’m featuring this at tomorrow’s Thursday’s Treasures.

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      September 6, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

      Thanks Joan, I’ll be over with a new one tomorrow! 🙂

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