🍍🥩 Brown Sugar-Pineapple Pork Chops 🥩🍍

Enjoy these delicious Brown Sugar-Pineapple Pork Chops, which combine the sweetness of brown sugar and pineapple with savory pork chops for a delightful and easy-to-make meal.

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🐖 4 boneless pork chops
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon salt
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 🧈 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 🍬 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 🍍 1 can (20 oz) pineapple slices, drained (reserve 1/2 cup of juice)
  • 🥤 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 🍯 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • 🌿 Fresh parsley, chopped (optional, for garnish)

📝 Directions:

  1. Prepare the Pork Chops:
  • Season the pork chops on both sides with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  1. Sear the Pork Chops:
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown. Remove the pork chops from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Make the Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, add the brown sugar, reserved pineapple juice, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and red pepper flakes (if using). Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  1. Cook the Pork Chops:
  • Return the pork chops to the skillet and spoon some of the sauce over them. Arrange the pineapple slices on top of the pork chops.
  • Cover the skillet and simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the pork chops are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  1. Serve:
  • Transfer the pork chops and pineapple slices to a serving platter. Spoon the sauce over the top.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 350 kcal per serving

💡 Notes:

  • For extra flavor, you can marinate the pork chops in the sauce for 30 minutes to an hour before cooking.
  • This dish pairs well with steamed rice, roasted vegetables, or a fresh green salad.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in a skillet or microwave.

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