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Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple SalsaRecipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 pork bone-in rib chops, about 3/4-inch thick, trimmed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Pineapple Salsa:*
3 slices pineapple, cut crosswise about 1/2-inch thick, trimmed or 3 slices canned pineapple,drained
1 jalapeño pepper, halved lengthwise, seeds and veins removed
1 tablespoon lime juice
Salt, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, packed, 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°F (62.7°C), 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill pineapple (if using fresh) and jalapeño 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 jalapeño. In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, jalapeño, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt.

Makes 4 servings.

*Or substitute any store-purchased fruit salsa.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 180; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Total Carbs: 10g; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 20g; Sodium: 470mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.