Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple
Why I Love This Recipe
This is a real tasty, easy, meal that can be made in a grill pan over the stovetop. I used bone-in pork chops as that was what I had on hand. They were still nice and juicy.
Nutrition Facts: 1 pork chop with 2 pineapple rings equals 266 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 230 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 very lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 can (8 ounces) sliced pineapple
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons sriracha Asian hot chili sauce or 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 boneless butterflied pork chops (1/2 inch thick and 5 ounces each)
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Drain pineapple, reserving juice; set pineapple aside.
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic and reserved pineapple juice; add pork chops.
Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill.
Drain and discard marinade.
Grill pork chops, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over both sides of pineapple rings.
Grill for 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned.
Serve with pork.