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Sautéed Pork Chops with Pineapple and Mint

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 4
Sauteed Pork Chops with Pineapple and Mint are not only hearty and delicious, but easy to make--making it a perfect go-to dish for weeknight dinner! Fresh pineapple is more flavorful, but if it isn't available in your grocery store, you can use canned.

Ingredients

  • 4 6-oz. boneless pork chops, trimmed, pounded to 3/4-inch thickness
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks, diced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 341
  • fat 20 g
  • satfat 6 g
  • protein 32 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 87 mg
  • sodium 927 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle chops on both sides with salt. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops and sear on 1 side until well browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn chops and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of chops reads 140ºF to 145ºF, 4 to 6 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

  2. Add pineapple and 2 Tbsp. water to skillet. Cook, stirring to incorporate browned bits on bottom of skillet, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in mint and red pepper. Spoon over chops and serve.