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Caribbean Barbecued Pork Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
Plantains hold up perfectly to the heat of grilling and give these chops a Caribbean flair.

Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in pork rib chops, 3/4-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt, or sea salt
  • 1 white onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 yellow plantains, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pineapple, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 8 wooden skewers

Directions

  • Soak wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Prepare medium-hot grill. Combine cumin and salt and press evenly onto both sides of pork rib chops. Add mix of vegetables and fruit to each skewer.
  • Grill chops and kabobs for 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160° F and kabobs are turning to brown. Brush with honey barbecue sauce during final 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with white rice.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Cooking Tip: Grill the chops and the kabobs at the same time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 262
  Calories from Fat 60 (23%)
(10%)Total Fat 7g
(10%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(16%)Cholesterol 47mg
(22%)Sodium 537mg
(25%)Potassium 868mg
Total Carbohydrate 31g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 17g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(43%)Protein 22g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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