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Pineapple Pork Chops

Pineapple Pork Chops

How does your mouth feel about a vacation to Hawai’i? These sweet grilled pork chops with pineapple taste like they came right off a beach somewhere warm and beautiful, even if you’re currently snowed in and hunkered down in a sweatshirt until April. If you’re tired of pork with apples or applesauce, this is a nice twist on the pork-and-fruit theme.

The marinade here ramps up the pineapple flavor and also adds a nice hint of complimentary spices on the pork chops. And even if you leave out the optional honey, grilling the pineapple gives you a delicious caramelized sweetness.

While you’ve got the grill out, some grilled bell peppers (any color) would make a tasty vegetable side for these chops. Alternately, try them over cauliflower “rice” or with a fresh crunchy salad: maybe some fruity coleslaw to keep the fruit theme going strong.

Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min. + 3 h.Cooking time COOK: 20 min.

Notice

Protein: 19g / %

Carbs: 37g / %

Fat: 8g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.

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Ingredients

  • 4 big pork chops;
  • 4 big slices of fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks;

Ingredients for the marinade

  • ½ cup coconut aminos;
  • ¼ cup raw honey; (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar;
  • 1 tbsp. minced ginger;
  • ½ cup fresh pineapple juice;
  • ¼ cup water;
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic;
Pork chop preparation

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the marinade ingredients together.
  2. Place the pork chops and marinade in a marinating container and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Remove the pork chops from marinade but do not discard the marinade.
  4. Pour the remaining marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 4 minutes.
  5. Preheat your grill to a medium-high heat.
  6. Cook the pork chops on the preheated grill, about 5 minutes per side, brushing with the marinade the whole time.
  7. Add the pineapple chunks to the grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
  8. Serve the pork chops with the cooked pineapple on top.