Pineapple pork chops with frilled red onion rings and pineapple slices on a round white plate on top of a white towel with another plate behind (with logo overlay)

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops

No matter the time of year, grilled pineapple pork chops are a delicious way to bring those summer vibes to your dinner table.

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Even though most people think of pineapple as a summer-time fruit, I could eat it any time of the year. We also enjoy grilling throughout the year. Then again, we also live in South Texas, so we don’t get the harsh winters here that others do.

Pineapple is best when you get a fresh pineapple and then cut and core it yourself. But, if it isn’t in season, then you can get a can of pineapple rings to enjoy all the pineapple recipes throughout the year.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 20 oz pineapple rings, juice reserved (or 1 pineapple, cored and sliced into rings)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb pork chops, boneless, thin-cut
  • 1 red onion, cut into rings
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 limes, wedged

Preparation

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.

In a blender, puree the cilantro, 1/2 cup pineapple juice from the canned pineapple rings, honey, lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper.

Cilantro mixture in a blender cup

Reserve 1/4 cup of the cilantro sauce and pour the rest into a medium bowl with the pork chops and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 tsp salt.

Pork chops in cilantro mixture marinade in a stainless steel bowl

Turn the pork to coat and let sit for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush the pineapple rings and onion rings with olive oil.

Sliced red onions and pineapple with olive oil

Add the pork, pineapple, and onion rings to the grill and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the pork is cooked through and pineapple and onions are soft.

Pork chops, red oinion rings, and pineapple slices on a grill

Serve the pork with the grilled pineapple and onions drizzled with the remaining cilantro sauce and lime wedges.

Pineapple pork chops with frilled red onion rings and pineapple slices on a round white plate on top of a white towel with another plate behind (vertical)

Leftovers

You can keep leftover pineapple pork in a container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. I like to reheat it in a skillet until it’s just warmed through. Remember, it will cook a bit more, so the pork may start to get dry. It helps to add some olive oil to the pan when you reheat the pork.

Recipe

Originally Published On: December 29, 2021

Pineapple pork chops with frilled red onion rings and pineapple slices on a round white plate on top of a white towel with another plate behind

Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops

No matter the time of year, grilled pineapple pork chops are a delicious way to bring those summer vibes to your dinner table.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
grilling
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pineapple
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pork
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pork chops
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
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Paleo
Meat:
Pork
Cooking Method:
Grill
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 20 oz pineapple rings (juice reserved)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 lb pork chops (boneless, thin-cut)
  • 1 red onion (cut into rings)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 limes (wedged)

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat
  • In a blender, puree the cilantro, 1/2 cup pineapple juice from the canned pineapple rings, honey, lime juice, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper
  • Reserve 1/4 cup of the cilantro sauce and pour the rest into a medium bowl with the pork chops and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 tsp salt
  • Turn the pork to coat and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Meanwhile, brush the pineapple rings and onion rings with olive oil
  • Add the pork, pineapple, and onion rings to the grill and cook for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until the pork is cooked through and pineapple and onions are soft
  • Serve the pork with the grilled pineapple and onions drizzled with the remaining cilantro sauce and lime wedges
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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 694mg20%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 231IU5%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

1 thought on “Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops”

  1. 5 stars
    This is a recipe that I can probably do tonight, especially since I won’t be attending any New Year’s Eve parties. I can slap all of this on my smokeless George Foreman and watch it come together. I’ll let you know if I do it and how it turns out.

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