Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe

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Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe
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Dad's Best Pork Chops Recipe

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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
Featured In: Dad's Best Recipes
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
4 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Chill until serving.
Sprinkle pork chops with salt and pepper. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. 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.
Originally published as Dad's Best Pork Chops in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p75

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. 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.
Originally published as Dad's Best Pork Chops in Taste of Home June/July 2011, p75

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gratefulservant_AZ User ID: 635512 126635
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"I really enjoyed this recipe."

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