Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinapple Grilled Pork Chops

I'm tiring of making the same meals, so I picked something new to make this week.  We tend to revolve around the same type flavors, so I thought I would pick something a little outside the box.  It went well and suprisingly all but one person ate the pineapple!  My hubby and I agree we'd lower the amount of soy sauce (a little too salty for us).

Pineapple Grilled Pork Chops

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings, juice drained and reserved

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
4 pork chops
1 pinch ground black pepper

1. Mix together the drained pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder together in a large plastic zipper bag, and smush the bag a few times with your hands to mix the marinade and dissolve the sugar. Place the pork chops into the marinade, squeeze out any air in the bag, seal it, and refrigerate overnight. Reserve the pineapple rings.

2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

3. Remove the chops from the marinade, shaking off excess, and grill until browned, the meat is no longer pink inside, and the meat shows good grill marks, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Brush several times with marinade and let the marinade cook onto the surface of the meat. Discard excess marinade. While the meat is grilling, place 4 pineapple rings onto the grill, and allow to cook until hot and the slices show grill marks; serve the chops topped with the grilled pineapple rings.
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