Brown Sugar-Pineapple Pork Chops

Brown Sugar Pineapple Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a delicious and unique dinner idea, look no further than these Brown Sugar-Pineapple Pork Chops. They’re sweet and savory with just the right amount of spice. You can serve them as is or pair it with your favorite side dish to make an entire meal!
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prep: 15 mins cook: 15 mins total: 30 mins Servings: 4 Yield: 4 pork chops

Ingredients:

salt and ground black pepper to taste

½ teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder

¼ cup brown sugar

1 (8 ounce) can pineapple rings, drained and juice reserved

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 boneless pork chops

1 red onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

Instructions:

Combine chipotle powder, garlic powder, cinnamon, and onion powder in a small bowl.

Pat pineapple rings dry.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large, nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add pineapple rings and red onion; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons reserved pineapple juice and brown sugar. Cook until pineapple is lightly browned, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer pineapple-onion mixture to a plate.

Pat pork chops dry and lightly season both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil in the same saucepan over medium-high heat; swirl to coat pan. Add chops; cook until bottom is browned, about 3 minutes. Flip and sprinkle the chipotle mixture on top. Cook until other side is browned, about 3 minutes. Continue flipping and cooking until no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Transfer chops onto a plate and top with the pineapple-onion mixture. Sprinkle goat cheese on top.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 262 calories; protein 16.9g; carbohydrates 26.1g; fat 10.3g; cholesterol 42.9mg; sodium 110.4mg.

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