Grilled Chile-Pineapple Pork Chops

4
Servings
30m
Prep Time
20m
Cook Time
50m
Ready In


"This is out of the April 2020 Eating Well magazine..."

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (237.5 g)
  • Calories 284
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 78.2 mg
  • Sodium - 649.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.6 g
  • Sugars - 11 g
  • Protein - 24.6 g
  • Calcium - 40.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Preheat grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

Step 2

Combine cilantro, pineapple juice, serrano (or jalapeno), honey, lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a blender; puree until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup for serving. Transfer the remaining mixture to a medium bowl and add pork chops. Turn to coat and let marinate for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Brush pineapple and onion slices with oil. Remove the pork from the marinade and sprinkle with the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Grill, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of a chop registers 145°F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Grill the pineapple and onions, flipping once, until lightly charred 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Step 4

Serve the pork, pineapple and onions drizzled with the reserved sauce. Serve with more cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Tips & Variations


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NELady

The marinade for this pork chop was really good... loved the fresh hit of cilantro mixed with the spicy pepper, honey and the pineapple juice. The pork chop was tangy with a hint of spice. YUMMY. We really liked the extra drizzle of the sauce over the chop, onion and pineapple.

review by:
(9 Jun 2021)

JostLori

Excellent! I let the chops marinate for a little more than 30 minutes because I forgot to light the grill. No harm, because they were infused with a wonderful flavor. Loved the grilled pineapple and onion slices, too.

review by:
(7 Jun 2021)