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Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe

Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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, trace fiber), 27g protein Diabetic Exchanges:4 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews for Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

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

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

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

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."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 1, 2014

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

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!"

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."

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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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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