Southwestern Pineapple Pork Chops
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- Sprinkle pork chops with pepper blend. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil. Remove and keep warm.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
Feb 26, 2020
I liked how easy this was to make, but there wasn't a lot of flavor. This probably depends on the type of salsa you use. I simmered them for 15 mins, and they were a bit overcooked. If I were to make them again, I would use a more flavorful salsa, and keep a closer eye on the cooking time to avoid overcooking.
Nov 11, 2019
I would either use sweetened pineapple or add a little brown sugar if I made these again. The unsweetened pineapple and tomato salsa needed a little added sweetness for my personal taste. Other than that it was a good recipe, very easy and inexpensive to make.
Jul 9, 2019
I would use a pineapple habanero salsa.
Apr 12, 2018
This was amazing and so easy I think I could make it in my sleep. I was looking for something to do with an open jar of salsa I needed to use up and found this. I didn't have a "garlic pepper blend" so I seasoned the chops with pepper and garlic. (lol). These were the juiciest pork chops I think I've ever had. No chewing cotton balls! My chops were a little less than an inch thick and I simmered them exactly 15 minutes. While chops were simmering, I roasted asparagus in the oven and the whole dinner was perfect. Thank you!!
Jan 17, 2018
We enjoyed this very much. Will be making this again.
Nov 4, 2017
Just made this meal, turned out great. I added chopped green and red peppers to the salsa with a little balsamic vinegar, really brings out flavor of salsa and pineapple. Can't wait to serve to my family. I added Mixed Veg Potato Salad and Brown Rice/Gungu Peas as sides. Yum Nice Big mean, all turned out excellent.....
Jun 9, 2015
I am allergic to pineapple, can I use mango instead? Otherwise this sounds wonderful!
Apr 15, 2015
Fast, easy, and delicious. Great weeknight meal.
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.
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.