Thursday, March 26, 2009

Grilled Pork Chops and Pineapples


I won two bottles of Bob's Country Sauce in a giveaway from Michele from Life Lightly Salted

If you haven't visited Michele before, stop by her blog, I promise you will drool over her recipes and I believe she is having another giveaway.


Every time I opened the pantry door, these two bottles were staring me down. I really wanted to use them, but I hadn't figured out exactly what I wanted to do with them. So I moved them to the back so they'd quit looking at me.


Monday, I had planned on cooking pork chops, but I hadn't figured out how I was going to cook them. The weather was so beautiful, and I love being outside, so grilling was the obvious answer.


I had some pineapple chunks in the fridge and thought they would go great with the chops. How good are grilled pineapples? YUM! The heat cooks the sugar in the pineapple and the taste is amazing. Pair them with grilled pineapples and you'll feel like you're on vacation in your own backyard.




4 center cut pork chops
1 small can of drained pineapple chunks
1 bottle Bob's Country Sauce
Salt
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
1 foil pan - brownie size
Season chops on both sides with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Arrange pineapple chunks in foil pan and place on grill. Sear chops on pre-heated grill, 5 minutes each side. Move chops to foil pan and place on top of pineapple. Drizzle Bob's Country Sauce on one side of chops, close lid on grill and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, turn chops and generously drizzle more Bob's Country Sauce over chops, close lid and cook ten more minutes.
Remove chops and pineapple, plate and serve. Allow family to worship you as a domestic grilling goddess!

54 comments:

The Bramble Patch said...

"Grilling Goddess" - LOL, you crack me up! Thanks for sharing a new way to do chops. Have a great day Katherine.

5 Star Foodie said...

The pork chops sound very good with pieapples - that a winning combo!

gigi said...

For the domestic grilling goddess that you are this is an amazingly easy recipe! I love it! I just was wondering what to do with some pieapple, yummy.

Susie said...

Oooooo...that looks really good!!

Donna-FFW said...

Oh my word, these look so darned good, with all that pineapple. Id love some! Thank you grilling goddess, thank you!!.

Treehouse Chef said...

I love pork chops and pineapples, but have never thought of combining the two. What a great recipe!!! My husband will love this!

Tiffany said...

How cool that it goes on the grill. I wouldn't have thought to use a foil pan on the grill, but that opens up all kinds of possibilities!

Netts Nook said...

Katerine Pineapple and Pork Chop works for me they look so tender.

Marjie said...

Of course they worship you as a domestic Grilling Goddess! Pineapple with chicken prepared in the oven is also fabulous. Even crummy fruits and veggies have improved flavor from roasting, don't they?

If you try my fish, I hope you write about it; I'd love to see how your fussbudgets react to it!

Debbie said...

Looks delicious Katherine...I love mixing pineapple in different recipes!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the recipe! I won some sauce too so now I might make this.

Elyse said...

What a great way to use the sauce!! That and the pineapple seem like a perfect complement to the pork. Mmm, you're making me hungry--and it's only breakfast time!

Elra said...

What a delectable meal Katherine, I am sure the pineapple give the dish a nice flavor to it.
Cheers,
elra

Gladys said...

I wonder how this would work on lamb? You see I'm allergic to pork but I can eat lamb...Hum pinapple BBQ lamb chops...It could work :)

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

That looks delicious Smoky Mountain Cage!! I'm a caterer and am always looking for wonderful new dishes that also are as pleasing to the eye as this one :)
Thanks so very much.
Take good care and....

Steady On
Reggie Girl

tamilyn said...

Yum-I can 'smell' it in my mind! I love ham and pineapple on my pizza-never thought to combine pineapple with other pork! I must try that soon!

Cathy said...

Oooh, we will love these! I love when fruit is used in savory dishes. A great way to celebrate the arrival of spring!

jenjen said...

Mmmm, those pork chops sound divine! Thank you for the recipe. I can't wait to try it out!

XOOX
Jen

Becca said...

This sounds so yummy. I will have to try it when the weather here in NY warms up some.

Becca

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Meg said...

That looks yummy!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm not familiar with Uncle Bob's sauce. Sounds good. Pineapple is good with pork.
When you get a chance, stop by my kitchen. I have an award for you.
Sam

April said...

*wiping chin* these look so good!!

Lucy said...

My DD & I would just love these pork chops done up this way, yum!

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds delicious!

Maria said...

What a great meal-everything looks terrific!

jesse said...

Beautiful!! I always smack my lips whenever I think of a sweet and sour combo such as this recipe... how delicious! I swear I can almost taste them.

Reeni♥ said...

Pineapple with pork chops is a yummy idea, and a nice twist on the classic stand-by of apples and pork.

Lynda said...

I love grilled pork chops and the addition of pineapple makes it an A+ recipe! So yummy looking. I love your blog, by the way!

Not Another Omnivore said...

Pineapples are awesome. And I am excited for your spoon rest!

NAOmni

melissa said...

I know Michele and I remember this sauce from her post. So cool you got to try it. I can't wait to start grilling for steaks and pork chops alone. So much better that way. Buying a grill soon!

MaryBeth said...

This looks really good, my husband loves apples with his pork but I really think he would love this version too.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

this looks great! pinapple really does make everything taste like vacation!

Sara said...

I've never had country bob's, but it sure looks good. I love pork and pineapple, it's a great flavor combination.

Calm In The Kitchen said...

We haven't had pork chops in forever...this is on my list to try!

Selba said...

This is a wonderful dish! Love meat with pineapple.. so yummy.

xoxo~ Meg said...

Oh.
My.
GAWD...you are absolutely terrible for my diet! I LOVE Pineapple!

I love ya anyway! Those look amazing!

Bridgett said...

That is so cool you won the sauce! My husband would love this with the addition of the pineapple. What a great recipe.

Penny said...

Great recipe. Will try it sometime soon. Glad the weather is getting warmer. We are headed back to NC soon.

deconstructing jen said...

OH MY! I LOVE Country Bobs!!! I would have never thought to put it on pineapple but I surely won't eat a burger or a steak or even meatloaf without a little Country Bob on the side. I'm going to have to try that. I looks divine.

Oxford Impressions said...

Those look delish. Not a big fan of pork chops because mine always turn out too dry. But this is worth trying again. Thanks.

thecleanveggie said...

looks delicious :)
i really need to find that sauce!

Debbie said...

I won two bottles of that too. So far, all I've done is added some to Chex Mix that I made. It was pretty tasty.

Make a Roux said...

Katherine, those chops look so good that I tried to stick a fork in them!

Nice work!

Sophie said...

OOOOHH wow, this dish looks perfect as tonight's dinner!! We can buy that sauce in our Asian food shop & we love it!! Thanks, Katherine!!

burpandslurp said...

I absolutely love adding pineapples to any savory dishes, as they release that lovely citrusy juice! yum!
and I really want that all-purpose sauce too! I've been reading rave reviews about it all over the blogging world!

Oxford Impressions said...

I just made the brownie recipe you posted earlier. They were so good.

kari and kijsa said...

Yum, yum, yum!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Carmela said...

I love pineapple and my husband loves pork. I will be trying out this recipe very soon. Thanks for sharing.

Buon appetito,

Carmela

teresa said...

I just found your blog and everything looks SO good! I love porkchops, I can't wait to try these!

The Rambler said...

Looks DeLish!

Thanks so much for visiting on my SITS day :)

Andrea said...

Sounds delicious! I always go to apples with pork chops, but this would be a nice change! :)

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

I love you. Period. I love anything BBQ. I love anything with pineapple. And I can never get my husband to eat pork chops. This looks so dang amazing! I have been finding so many new and great recipe sites! And you are one of them!

Stopping by from SITS to say congrats on being a saucy blog of the week! I know I'm a little late. Better late then never!

Peter M said...

Pork has always been a nice match for fruit but this dish transports me right to a Hawaiian luau!

Jeff said...

Nice use of a gift. Love pork and fruit too.