Spice Rubbed Pork Chops With Summertime Salsa

Prep: 20 min., Grill: 14 min. Be sure to try the Summertime Salsa over grilled fish or steak. It's also great served with your favorite chips or ice cream.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large peaches, peeled and cubed (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons pork rub
  • 6 (1-inch-thick) boneless pork chops
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs


  1. 1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add peaches, tossing to coat.
  2. 2. Coat both sides of pork chops evenly with pork rub.
  3. 3. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium heat (300° to 350°) 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until done. Gently toss raspberries with peach mixture, and serve with pork chops. Garnish, if desired.
  4. SPICE RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN: Substitute 2 (3/4- to 1-pound) pork tenderloins for pork chops, and increase rub to 4 tablespoons. Prepare recipe as directed, and grill tenderloins 15 to 20 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Makes 6 servings. Prep: 20 min., Grill: 20 min., Stand: 10 min.
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