Grilled Pork Chops With Pineapple

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by ellie_

I came across this recipe in Sunset Magazine (June 2005) while looking for interesting and a bit different summer grilling recipes. I think it will be delicious with a cold rice salad with cheesecake or ice cream sundaes for dessert.

Top Review by Dr. Jenny

Phenomenal recipe! I was anxiously looking to use up some fresh cored pineapple that I had bought and I also needed to use up some pork chops; hence, I did a search for recipes using both. It must have been fate that I stumbled upon this keeper. DH and I both LOVED it and will make it many more times in the future. The pork was tender and flavorful. I marinated about 5.5 hours. I loved the grilled onion/pineapple topping as well. The only change I made was to use olive oil in the marinade and I used about 6 pork chops, which the marinade more than covered. While I chopped up fresh mint, in my excitement to eat I forgot to garnish. I didnt think the lime was necessary. Thanks for a fantastic dinner, ellie!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Whisk together first 8 ingredients (pineapple juice - dry mustard).
  2. Place pork chops in a marinating dish or zip lock plastic bag and add all (except for 1/4 cup) of the juice/spice mixture. Seal bag or cover dish turning to coat all. Marinate in refrigerator for several hours (at least 4).
  3. Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch thick slices. Peel onion and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place onion and pineapple in a dish and drizzle with remaining juice mixture, let stand 20 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Prepare grill.
  5. Discard marinade from chops.
  6. Lay chops, pineapple and onion on an oiled grill over a bed of hot coals (or high heat on a gas grill). Cook turning once until pineapple and onion are browned and pork is brown on outside and done on the inside (5-10 minutes).
  7. Transfer chops to plates and garnish with grilled pineapple and onion. Sprinkle with mint and garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

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