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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple

 Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple
Let these chops marinate while you're at work. When you get home, you can have a hot meal ready in minutes! It's easy to see why this tasty Asian-flavored recipe is a hit with Barbara Lopshire of Holland, Michigan.
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper
  • towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill pork
  • chops, uncovered, 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.

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Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, 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.
  • Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional 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 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 fruit.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.