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Pork with Sweet-Spiced Caribbean Rub

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a grilled dinner that's ready in 20 minutes? Then try this sweet and spicy pork dish that adds Caribbean flavors to your meal.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1 1/2
teaspoons ground allspice
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
4
boneless pork loin chops, 1/2 inch thick (about 3/4 lb)
2
teaspoons olive or canola oil

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix all ingredients except pork chops and oil until well blended. Place pork on large plate; spoon 1/4 teaspoon oil on each side of pork. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon spice mixture over each side. With fingers, rub into pork.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place pork on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill over medium-high coals. Cook uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until pork is browned and slightly pink in center.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small bowl, mix all ingredients except pork chops and oil until well blended. Place pork on large plate; spoon 1/4 teaspoon oil on each side of pork. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon spice mixture over each side. With fingers, rub into pork.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place pork on gas grill over medium-high heat or on charcoal grill over medium-high coals. Cook uncovered 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until pork is browned and slightly pink in center.

Expert Tips

"The sweet-hot seasoning gives the pork chops the flavor associated with the term "jerk." Grilled fresh pineapple spears would add another tropical flavor." Sally

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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