Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

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Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa
Broiled Pork Chops
Will Budiaman

Broiled Pork Chops

Here's a quick and easy weeknight meal for two that takes less than 30 minutes to put together. These pork chops are a tad on the spicy side (OK, they're actually really spicy), but feel free to use fewer chiles in the salsa or substitute something a bit less potent, such as serranos or jalapeños.

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Ready in
25 m
2
Servings
487
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Two 1-inch-thick, bone-in pork chops (about 1 ¼ pounds total)
  • 1 Cup finely diced pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup finely diced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons minced red onion
  • 1/4 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 Cup chopped mint
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Thai bird's-eye chiles, stemmed and chopped finely
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat the broiler. Let the pork chops come to room temperature. Meanwhile, combine the pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, mint, lime juice, and chiles in a bowl and set aside. Coat the pork chops with the olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Place under the broiler and cook until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part without touching the bone reads at least 145 degrees, about 6 minutes. Transfer to plates, season the salsa with salt, to taste, mix well, and top the chops with the salsa. Let the chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving.

Pork Chop Shopping Tip

Bone-in cuts tend to be slightly less expensive than their boneless counterparts, and have more flavor.

Pork Chop Cooking Tip

According to the USDA, the recommended internal temperature for cooked pork should be 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
39%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
35%
Cholesterol
137mg
46%
Protein
44g
87%
Carbs
23g
8%
Vitamin A
61µg
7%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
2mg
89%
Vitamin C
123mg
100%
Vitamin D
1µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
2mg
10%
Vitamin K
23µg
29%
Calcium
89mg
9%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
42µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
42µg
11%
Iron
3mg
15%
Magnesium
84mg
21%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
15mg
73%
Phosphorus
468mg
67%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
1123mg
32%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27.9%
Sodium
1005mg
42%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
73%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%

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