Sweet & Spicy Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops
- 2 lbs boneless, center-cut pork chops
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- 1 can (20 oz) sliced pineapple, juice reserved
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- scallions (optional)
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Pat pork dry, season generously with salt and pepper. Pat dry 8 of the pineapple rings.
As grill heats, make glaze. In small sauce pan or skillet, combine 1/2 cup pineapple juice with soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until thick and shiny, 3-5 minutes. Set aside.
Oil grill grate. Set pork and pineapple rings on grill. Grill, covered, until nicely marked, about 5 minutes. Turn, baste cooked side of pork with glaze. When pork reaches desired doneness (safe temp is 145°), remove from grill. Baste other side with glaze. Serve immediately, topped with 2 grilled pineapple rings per chop. Serve with scallions and remaining glaze, if you like. Refrigerate any leftovers.