Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa
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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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2
Servings
335
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
39g
85%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
71mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
51µg
13%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
22mg
7%
Niacin
5mg
36%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
144mg
21%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
1269mg
85%
Water
84g
3%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.