Tender Pork Chops with Mango Salsa Recipe
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Tender Pork Chops with Mango Salsa Recipe

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I make the salsa and season the pork in the morning so it's ready to throw on the grill later. For a spicier topping, I add jalapenos into the salsa. —Andrea Rivera, Westbury, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free steak grilling blend
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (7 ounces each)
  • SALSA:
  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup salsa equals 330 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, grilling blend and oil. Add the pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. 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 stand for 5 minutes before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the salsa ingredients. Serve with chops. 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 Tender Pork Chops with Mango Salsa in Healthy Cooking August/September 2012, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup salsa equals 330 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 67 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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