Grilled Pork Chops With Pineapple

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 10 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

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!

Dr. Jenny April 08, 2010

These turned out better than expected. I used boneless pork steaks and the meat was quite dark so I expected it to have a strong flavor. Either the steaks were better quality than expected or this marinade really did the trick! I also used canned pineapple and just grilled it on the side.

Chef Tweaker September 08, 2008

This recipe was exquisite! The flavors went so well together. Because I messed up on cooking this recipe I went to plan B - I cooked the pork chops 3/4 of the way while I cooked my pineapple and red onions in a pan on the grill. Placed the pork chops in the pan with the pineapple and red onions to let simmer with the remainder of the sauce until done. I look forward to making this nice dish again. 10 stars.

BLUE ROSE July 21, 2008