Pork Chops With Bananas and Bacon (Antigua and Barbuda)

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by GiddyUpGo

This recipe is from week eleven of my food blog, Travel by Stove. I am attempting to cook one meal from every nation on Earth, and Antigua and Barbuda is my eleventh stop. You might think bacon and banana sounds like a strange combination, but it works surprisingly well. This recipe comes together pretty quickly and can be cooked on an indoor grill or on the barbecue.

Top Review by morgainegeiser

The bacon wrapped bananas made this dish a winner - they were great. The pork chops could have used something more, they just seemed ordinary.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 pork chops
  • 34 tablespoon cumin
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 bananas
  • 6 slices bacon
  • beer (optional)


  1. Combine the butter with the cumin, salt and pepper. Rub the pork chops all over with the mixture.
  2. Now put the pork chops on the grill and cook them over medium heat for about 7 and a half minutes per side.
  3. Cook the bacon in a frying pan for just a couple of minutes, long enough for some of the fat to render. Remove and let cool.
  4. Cut the bananas into chunks sprinkle them with lemon juice. Wrap the bacon around each chunk. Skewer each wrapped piece through the overlap in the bacon.
  5. After the chops have been cooking for about 15 minutes, turn the heat down to medium low and put the bacon and bananas on the grill. Use a meat thermometer to make sure the chops aren't cooking too fast.
  6. Continue to turn the chops and the bacon/banana skewers. At this point you can also start basting the chops with beer.
  7. When the chops and bacon are thoroughly cooked, remove from the grill and serve.

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