Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa Recipe -
Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

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"Zesty pineapple salsa tames the fire of these sweet and spicy grilled pork chops."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Sprinkle both sides of pork with spice mixture.
  2. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill pork until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill pineapple (if using fresh) and jalapeno until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chops from grill and let rest 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, dice pineapple and finely dice jalapeno. In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, jalapeno, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt.
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  • *Or substitute any store-purchased fruit salsa.
  • Serving Suggestions: Bell peppers or zucchini, cooked on the grill with the rest of the meal, would be an easy and flavorful side dish. Grill-warmed tortillas would be nice, too. You can also make the recipe using bone-in center rib chops or boneless chops. You can make the salsa with grilled peaches, nectarines or mangoes. If you like, add chopped onion or cilantro to the salsa. Likewise, feel free to play with the rub ingredients to make the mixture your own.

Reviews More Reviews

Jun 24, 2011

I loved this! I used canned pineapple tidbits, so I couldn't actually grill my pineapple, and I didn't grill my jalapeno pepper either, but it was still absolutely delicious! We will definitely be making this one again, and next time hopefully we will have fresh, grilled pineapple and jalapeno, but even if you don't, the combination is AMAZING! My kids loved it too and there are no left overs.

Jun 13, 2011

So yummy! I thought I would have leftovers, but we all just couldn't get enough of it. My kids were fighting over the last piece. And honestly, if my kids were fighting over it, you know it was good.

Nov 08, 2011

my husband and I really liked this. The sweet taste of the pineapple was perfect to counterbalance the heat of the peppers. I will be making this again.

Sep 14, 2011

made this tonight. It was amazing

Feb 20, 2012

Oh my goodness. This dish was delish. We had to pan fry them but it was still wonderful. Sweet, spicy, bold flavors!! We are adding this to our permanent list of monthly meals!!! Thank you :) Ohh and for the salsa I added some fresh peppers only because there was a similar recipe at a pampered chef party and it was yummy. I even added some to my salad.

Jul 10, 2012

This was absolutely fabulous. I was so tired of cooking pork the same old way, and this recipe became one of my family's new faves. The salsa was a bit spicy for my taste, so I just added some juice from the pineapples and a bit more lime juice. I also had to use jalapeno's from a jar, but it still turned out really good. Someone should suggest a few sides that would blend good. I made chicken rice and I don't think it matched very well. Overall, excellent recipe, thanks a bunch!


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  • Calories
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Sodium
  • 466 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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