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Pineapple Pork on the Grill

Pineapple Pork on the Grill

Pineapple Pork on the Grill

Fresh OJ and pineapple slices are a summer treat when used to make these sweet and tangy pork chops. Serve with a side of rice for a tropical summer dinner.

  • Author: Addie Gundry
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Entrées


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 bone-in pork chops, trimmed of fat
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • 4 thickly sliced fresh pineapple rings


  1. In a large resealable bag, mix together the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, onion powder, and garlic to make a marinade.
  2. Place the pork chops in the marinade. Seal the bag and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to overnight. If possible, turn the bag every hour or so to evenly cover the pork chops with the marinade.
  3. Transfer the pork chops to a shallow dish. Pour the marinade into a small saucepan.
  4. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water to make a slurry. Place the saucepan of marinade over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the slurry. Cook, whisking, until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to use as a baste for the grilled pork chops and pineapple.
  5. Preheat an indoor grill, grill pan, or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  6. Place the pork chops on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes per side, brushing often with the baste as you grill.
  7. Place the pineapple slices on the grill and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
  8. Let the pork chops rest for 2 to 4 minutes before serving.
  9. To serve, place one grilled pineapple slice on top of each pork chop.

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