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Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe
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My son, Kenneth, has loved pork chops since he was little, and he requests them often. He particularly likes this recipe because we pick the mint from the garden. —Greg Fontenot, The Woodlands, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons key lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/3 cup salsa: 342 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 111mg cholesterol, 229mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 37g protein

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Chill until serving.
  2. Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Dad's Best Pork Chops in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p75

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.


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Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe."

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