Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

A Betty Crocker cookbook shares a healthy recipe! A rub of jerk seasoning gives lean chops extra zip.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

1:05

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

Jerk Seasoning
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon crushed dried sage leaves
Pork
4
bone-in pork loin or rib chops, about 3/4 inch thick (about 2 lb)
Salsa
1
medium mango, cut in half lengthwise, seed removed, peeled and chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1
small jalapeño chile, finely chopped (2 to 3 teaspoons)
2
tablespoons lime juice
1/8
teaspoon salt
  1. In small glass or plastic bowl, mix jerk seasoning ingredients. Rub evenly on both sides of pork. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 1 hour to blend flavors.
  2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix salsa ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place pork on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook about 15 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink when cut near bone and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Serve pork with salsa.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Mango adds a tropical flavor that particularly enhances pork and chicken. If fresh mangoes aren't available, use fresh or frozen (thawed) peaches.
Time-Saver
Use 2 tablespoons of purchased Jamaican jerk blend seasoning, available in the supermarket with the spices.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 420mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.