Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  • Yield 4 servings

These spicy pork chops are simple and delicious, especially when served with a sweet pineapple salsa.


4 -- bone-in rib chops, about 3/4-inch thick, trimmed
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pineapple Salsa:
3 slices pineapple, cut crosswise about 1/2-inch thick, trimmed OR 3 slices canned pineapple, drained
1 -- jalapeno pepper, halved lengthwise, seeds and veins removed
1 tablespoon lime juice
-- Salt, to taste


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine chili powder, brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Sprinkle both sides of pork with spice mixture. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Grill pork until internal temperature reaches 145F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Grill pineapple (if using fresh) and jalapeno until lightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chops from grill and let rest 5 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, dice pineapple and finely dice jalapeno. In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, jalapeno, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt. 



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