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

First Published: 05/15/2014
Last Reviewed: 05/15/2014

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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.
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