Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Pork Chops

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa + Chops

We love any excuse to grill, and these Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Pork Chops are no exception. Try to choose pork chops that are about 1 ½ inches thick; this will prevent them from drying out and becoming overdone.

Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa Pork Chops
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
Honey Balsamic Marinade
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic (raw is fine too)
Pork Chops
  • Salt & Pepper to taste, about ¼ teaspoon each
  • 2 pounds center cut pork chops (boneless)
Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed
  • 16 oz California strawberries, washed
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 tsp honey
Instructions
To make the Honey Balsamic Marinade:
  1. In the bottom of a 9x9 pan, add honey, balsamic and roasted garlic. Whisk to combine.
To grill the Pork Chops:
  1. Season pork with salt & pepper on each side. Nestle into the marinade, covering all sides. Cover and marinade for 1 hour to 24 hours, turning chops 2-3 times.
  2. To grill, remove from marinade. Let sit for 20 minutes to remove chill. Cook using a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat or on an outdoor grill. Chops should cook in about 4-6 minutes each side, depending on thickness. Let sit 10 minutes before cutting.
To make Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa:
  1. While pork chops are cooking, make salsa. In a chopper, add red onion, jalapeño, cilantro and juice from one lime. Pulse to chop into medium chunks.
  2. Remove stems from strawberries. Chop into small, bite sized pieces.
  3. In a bowl, add strawberries and honey; stir. Add onion and pepper mixture. Season with a sprinkle of salt. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
To serve:
  1. Top grilled chops with Strawberry Jalapeño Salsa.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pork chop Calories: 349 kcal Fat: 15 g Saturated fat: 6 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 25 g Sugar: 20 g Sodium: 579 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 29 g Cholesterol: 79 mg

 

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