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Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe

Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe

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. YIELD: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

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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.