Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe
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Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe

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This quick-to-fix entrée will instantly transport you to the Southwest. Salsa plays lively counterpoint to the juicy pineapple-sweetened pork chops.—Lisa Varner, El Paso, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup medium salsa
  • Minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 1/3 cup sauce: 274 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.


  1. Sprinkle pork chops with pepper blend. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, combine pineapple and salsa. Bring to a boil. Return chops to the pan. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops in Country Woman December/January 2012, p45

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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nocab User ID: 7722168 227681
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"I am allergic to pineapple, can I use mango instead? Otherwise this sounds wonderful!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 224878
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"Fast, easy, and delicious. Great weeknight meal."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 214527
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2014

"I was surprised at how well we liked this. My picky 8 year old loved it! I served this with fried potatoes, refried beans and flour tortillas that we had leftover from taco night."

ChrissyG47 User ID: 6704736 213896
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2014

"So simple and very tasty. I served it with jasmine rice. I also used pineapple tidbits instead of the crushed. I don't think I would have liked that texture."

phlwdrd User ID: 8017505 212475
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

"Unbelievably simple and delicious quick dish to prepare. The family absolutely loved the presentation and flavor of the shallots."

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 116855
Reviewed May. 4, 2014

"I made this for my family of 4 and my daughter who thinks she should be a vegetarian though she loves bacon, ham and hot dogs LOVED this. My mom who is not a fan of salsa except on chips really liked it, too. A big hit and a make again item!"

lucillekuj User ID: 5980038 195701
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"This recipe was very easy, fast, and tasted great. I may use spicier salsa the next time since my husband and I like extra heat."

TheresaW User ID: 467575 212474
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I'm not a big salsa type, but loved this recipe! Pineapple and salsa is a great combination. This one is a keeper."

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