Polynesian Pork Chops

Brown sugar and grated gingerroot mix with more traditional ingredients to marinate boneless pork chops destined for the grill.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
cup ketchup
1/3
cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
4
cloves garlic, minced
8
boneless pork loin chops, about 1/2 inch thick (about 1 3/4 lb)

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  • 1 In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except pork chops. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to marinate, turning bag once.
  • 2 When ready to cook pork, heat gas or charcoal grill. When grill is heated, remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade, until pork is no longer pink in center. Discard any remaining marinade.
  • 1 In 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients except pork chops. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to marinate, turning bag once.
  • 2 When ready to cook pork, heat gas or charcoal grill. When grill is heated, remove pork from marinade; reserve marinade. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade, until pork is no longer pink in center. Discard any remaining marinade.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve these pork chops topped with pineapple slices.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
60mg
60%;
Sodium
750mg
750%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.