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Grilled Hawaiian-Style Pork Chops Recipe

When your sweet tooth grabs a stronghold of your cravings, better listen to it and give your body what it is asking for! The trick, however, is to choose natural sweeteners and toss in a bite of protein for good measure. When desserts are out of the question, know that pineapple pork chops are definitely in.

Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops

What makes this Hawaiian marinade particularly special is the coconut aminos. If you don’t have a bottle stocked in your cupboard or pantry, you better pick one up the next time you are out shopping for health-filled foods because it can come in handy as a quick fix for a salad or add a depth of flavor to your maple-crusted salmon.

Coconut aminos are a sauce made from fermented coconut-blossom nectar, in other words, the sap, and then blended with sea salt. You can often, but not always, use it as a substitute for any recipe that calls for soy sauce, keeping in mind that it does add more sweetness to the finished dish, and when you add it to grilled pineapple, something amazing happens.

To achieve an additional burst of flavor, consider making your own homemade barbecue sauce for serving the pineapple chops. Insider’s tip: make sure to invest your time into making a double batch, as it can be saved for up to two weeks in the fridge.

This will allow you to bake some appetizing BBQ beef ribs the following week, as well as have some extra sauce on hand for BBQ chicken wings any night of the week.

Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops Recipe

Serves: 4 Prep: 45 min Cook: 15 min

Ingredients

Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a bowl, whisk together the coconut aminos, ketchup, pineapple juice, raw honey, ginger, garlic, and red pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Lightly brush the pineapple slices with the sauce, and pour the remaining sauce over the pork chops; let marinate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the pork chops for 4 to 5 minutes per side or to desired doneness.
  5. Grill the pineapple slices for 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  6. Serve the pork chops with the pineapple slices, and top with your favorite BBQ sauce.
Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops Recipe
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Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops Recipe

1/4 cup of soy-free coconut aminos will add a spectacular and unexpected burst of flavor to pineapple sweetened pork chops, Hawaiian style, of course.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword hawaiian-style, pork, pork chops
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 424kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 pork chops
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 fresh pineapple sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Homemade BBQ sauce optional

Instructions

  • In a bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, ketchup, pineapple juice, raw honey, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    1/4 cup coconut aminos, 1/4 cup ketchup, 1/4 cup pineapple juice, 1/4 cup raw honey, 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lightly brush the pineapple slices with the sauce, and pour the remaining sauce over the pork chops; let marinate 30 minutes.
    4 to 6 pork chops, 1 fresh pineapple
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Grill the pork chops 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
  • Grill the pineapple slices 1 to 2 minutes per side.
  • Serve the pork chops with the pineapple slices, and top with your favorite BBQ sauce.
    Homemade BBQ sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg