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Sweet and spicy pork chops

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    Sweet and spicy pork chops Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

    Pork contains heart healthy vitamins B6, B12 and niacin!


    1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
    1 pound pork chops
    nonstick cooking spray
    1 medium pineapple


    1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Rub pork chops with mixture and place in a zip-close bag. Place sealed bag in refrigerator and allow to marinate for 1 to 12 hours.
    2. Cut off top of pineapple. Carefully remove the outer skin by cutting down the sides with a knife. Cut into 8 3/4-inch-thick rings. Remove the center (core) with a knife or small biscuit cutter. Place rings in a container, cover and keep cool in refrigerator.
    3. Spray grill grate with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
    4. Place pork chops on grill and cook for 6 to 7 minutes. Flip and continue to cook for another 4 to 6 minutes. (If the chops are more than 3/4-inch thick, cook 6 to 8 minutes per side.) Pork chops are done when a cooking thermometer inserted into the center of the chop reads 145 F.
    5. Place pineapple rings on grill and cook for 1 minute on each side.
    6. Garnish each pork chop with 2 hot pineapple rings. Serve warm.

    Makes 4 servings

    Carb choices per serving: 2

    Pork chops and pineapple rings

    If you want crisscross grill marks on your pork chops, rotate (not flip) the chops after they’ve cooked halfway (about 3 to 4 minutes) on each side.

    Nutrition Facts