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Easy Sweet and Spicy Pork Chops

Updated on March 17, 2015

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops...with Pineapple!

I was shocked and pleased when my mom called one night, all excited about a recipe she'd created. She was never known as a cook in the family. In fact, we usually stayed away when she offered to cook.

But as she began gushing about slicing bell peppers and onions, chopping pineapple, and combining the yummy fruit and veggies with pork chops and Caribbean jerk sauce, I had to admit, it sounded pretty good. I tried it a few days later, and it was very good. In fact, it turned out to be one of my favorite dishes, and best of all, it isn't difficult to make.

Score one for Mom.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2-4 people. One chop per person

Ingredients

  • 1 20-ounce can pineapple chunks, OR 2 cups Fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup Pineapple juice
  • 1 Bell pepper (any color), seeded and sliced
  • 1 bottle Caribbean jerk marinade
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2-4 pork chops, Bone-in or out

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a shallow pan with foil (a broiler pan with the top grill removed works wonderfully for this).
  3. Place pork chops in pan and arrange sliced onions and peppers around and on top of meat. Place pineapples, juice and all, over the chops and veggies. Pour marinade over meat, veggies, and pineapple
  4. .Bake 30-40 minute

Process

1. Preheat oven to 350F.

2. Line a shallow pan with foil (a broiler pan with the top grill removed works wonderfully for this).

3. Place pork chops in pan and arrange sliced onions and peppers around and on top of meat.

4. Place pineapples, juice and all, over the chops and veggies.

5. Pour marinade over meat, veggies, and pineapple.

6. Bake 30-40 minutes

Serves 2-4

Also has a tasty side dish...

The onions, peppers, and pineapple can be eaten as a side. Feel free to adjust all three amounts to your particular tastes. I love pineapples, so I always add a lot. The pineapple adds a sweetness to balance the spiciness of the marinade, and the tanginess of both blend the flavors well

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