Pork with Sweet-Spiced Caribbean Rub

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.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

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

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  • 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.

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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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
18g
18%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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