Firecracker Pork Chops with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

What are you planning to grill up Memorial Day Weekend? Try this deliciously easy Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with fresh Pineapple Salsa.  It’s the perfect main course for your Memorial Day bash!

We’ve got big plans Memorial Day Weekend involving friends, water sports and a LOT of food. Yet as much as I love to cook, I do not want to spend the entire weekend in the kitchen. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead, selecting a menu for the weekend that is easy to prepare, yet full of flavor.

Grilled Pork Chops

When I meal-plan for a big weekend, I like to:

Doing these few things makes the weekend much more relaxing for me. And if mommy’s relaxed, everyone’s relaxed!

Grilled Pork Chp Recipe

This easy grilled pork chops recipe is a marvelous dish to serve Memorial Day weekend because it’s quick to make and loaded with flavor.

Pineapple Salsa

The pork chops soak in a sweet, smoky and spicy marinade that offers a real kick. Then the fresh pineapple salsa with kiwi, red bell pepper and cilantro adds a cool and spicy element, and a pop of color. You can get kids to eat anything when you put a fresh fruit salsa over the top.

Kiwi Salsa

Add Bush’s newest Grillin’ Beans flavor, Sweet Mesquite, to complement the smoky pork chops and you have a meal that makes everyone happy.

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Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe ~ Pineapple Salsa

Spicy Firecracker Pork Chops with Fresh Pineapple, Kiwi and Red Pepper Salsa

Ingredients:

For the Pork Chops:
4 boneless pork chops, 3/4 - 1 inch thick (1-1.5 lbs)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp. mesquite liquid smoke
1 Tb. sriracha hot sauce
3 Tb. honey

For the Salsa:
1 cup fresh diced pineapple
1 cup diced red bell pepper
1 cup diced kiwi (about 4)
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 Tb. chopped cilantro
1 Tb. olive oil
1/2 tsp. sriracha hot sauce
Salt and Pepper

Directions:

Pour the soy sauce, liquid smoke, hot sauce and honey in a large zip bag. Shake to mix, then add the pork chops. Marinate for at least thirty minutes.

Preheat the grill to high heat.

For the pineapple salsa, mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Once the grill is hot, grill the pork chops for 3-4 minutes per side. You want the pork chops to be slightly pink or just barely cook through, but not dry.

Cover the chops with foil and allow them to rest at least 5 minutes before serving.

Serve warm with fresh salsa piled over the top.

Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day?

Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemade sponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans.

I’ll be entering one of my recipes. Why don’t you bring your best Grillin’ Recipe over for a chance to win marvelous prizes!

Fresh Pineapple Salsa
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bush’s Beans. All opinions are my own. These are awesome beans, folks!

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46 Responses to “Firecracker Pork Chops with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa”

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    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — May 15, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    so pretty and fresh!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 15, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Heavens to BETSY this just did me IN.

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — May 15, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    I love your tips about preparing food ahead of time, and lots of fresh fruit. We live near the beach, and my girls love nothing better than COLD, fresh fruit when we’re there all day. Mmm!!

    This salsa sounds amazing….you’ve been on quite the tropical fruit kick lately. :)

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    Kristen — May 15, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I love how colorful this pork chop recipe is! Looks delicious, Sommer!

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    Kiri W. — May 15, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Wow – what a cool twist on salsa! I don’t like pineapple, but love the idea of kiwi – maybe I could turn it into mango and kiwi salsa :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — May 15, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    i don’t love kiwi but would totally eat it in a salsa :) and i LOVE the grilled porkchops! perfectly done :)

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    Belinda @zomppa — May 15, 2012 @ 10:37 am

    Not much I don’t love about this! Wait…is it really almost Memorial Day??

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — May 15, 2012 @ 10:48 am

    If only I had this for lunch today! Gorgeous!

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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — May 15, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    Pork is one of our favorites and grilling it is perfect this time of year. I love your pineapple kiwi salsa as well…all of it looks gorgeous together!

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    raquel@eRecipe.com — May 15, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    The pork chops looks deliciously tender. With the pineapple salsa… yummy! Mouth watering dish that made me hungry =)

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    Kelly — May 15, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    This might just be the best recipe I’ve come across all day!!! Looks absolutely amazing and I just love the flavors! :)

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    bake your day — May 15, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    I have been searching for a new (fun) pork chop recipe. Love this salsa!

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    Tara @ Unsophisticook — May 15, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    We eat a lot of pork chops in the summer — can’t wait to try this!

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    Steph@stephsbitebybite — May 15, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    This is such a colorful meal! That salsa totally steals the show!

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    Brandie @ Home Cooking Memories — May 15, 2012 @ 1:16 pm

    So beautiful! I’m a big fan of grilled meats with fruity salsa, so I can’t wait to try this. I’ll probably even pair it with the Bush’s Sweet Mesquite Grillin’ Beans too….looks like a great combo.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — May 15, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

    This sounds like a perfect summer dish!

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    Brian — May 15, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

    I’m loving this salsa… First of all, kiwi? Really? That’s just the most fabulous idea… Never would have thought to include that, but it looks marvelous.

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    Carolyn — May 15, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    I adore pork chops, but I don’t think I’ve ever done them on the grill. How terrible is that? What a great recipe!

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    Mary Ellen @ Pâte à Chew — May 15, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    This is such a great idea for a salsa, I’m sure it tastes amazing with those handsome pork chops!

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    Paula- bell'alimento — May 15, 2012 @ 8:14 pm

    I am loving that salsa Sommer!

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    myfudo — May 16, 2012 @ 12:20 am

    I am sure this will also be great for Thanksgiving…I love the festive presentation. It is never too early to start planning for the holidays, isn’t it?

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 16, 2012 @ 3:34 am

    Wow, this looks incredible! That salsa looks so refreshing, and the perfect complement for the pork chops. The boyfriend is going to love this!

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    Apron Appeal — May 16, 2012 @ 4:44 am

    I just bought a load of kiwis at Costco that I have no idea what to do with.,,,but now I do. Thanks

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    katie — May 16, 2012 @ 5:06 am

    This looks and sounds amazing! I think my husband will go ga-ga over these pork chops!

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    Krista — May 16, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    I love pork chops. We have a family marinade that I love to grill in the summer. I’m definitely going to have to make that fruit salsa! It’s gorgeous!

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    Delishhh — May 16, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    One of my favorite things to eat with pork chops are pineapple – but this salsa sounds awesome. So excited for summer and grilling season.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 16, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    What a great summer/spring recipe! Your photos are so beautiful, bright and vibrant, too! Thanks for sharing, Sommer.

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    Aggie — May 16, 2012 @ 10:32 am

    This looks delicious Sommer. I love everything about it. And you know what, I learned something new from you, I never scoop out my kiwis like that. We love them (and I just brought home big container from Costco yesterday) but I hate peeling them. I usually use a paring knife but it gets tedious. Going to try your way later :) Have a great day!

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    Jeanette — May 16, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    That salsa is calling my name! I have some fresh pineapple in the fridge – would love to try this over grilled fish.

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    NanaScriv — May 16, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    This looks so wonderful, Sommer. I love everything about the flavors and the ease of the new grilling beans. I want this right away.

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    TheMexicanCook — May 17, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    That nice porkchop with fruit salsa looks awesome.. delish delish!!!

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    Helene — May 17, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    I’ve never had beans with chops, what a clever idea.

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    Tiff @ Babes and Kids — May 17, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    We just got a grill and I am so excited to try this!

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    Chris and Amy — May 18, 2012 @ 5:39 am

    Great way to make pork chops more seasonal, and bright!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — May 18, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    Mmmm, these pork chops look scrumptious. I love the salsa you used to top the pork chops.

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    Rachel - A Southern Fairytale — May 20, 2012 @ 10:03 pm

    ooo Sommer, these sound amazing! I love kiwi and spices and of course, Bush’s Beans!! :-)

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    Raquel Rusing — May 22, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Good morning! Great recipe. I integrated it into my Memorial Day weekend camping menu. See some other great meals to go with this one: http://ladypirate.org/2012/05/22/diy-memorial-day-weekend-menu/

    Thanks for the idea!

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    Stacy — July 24, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I made this for dinner Sunday night and LOVED it! So light and fresh. Perfect meal for a summer evening. Can’t wait to make a few more things I found on your website!

    http://morning2midnight.blogspot.com/2012/07/pinning-and-winning-recipes.html

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