Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet Onion

You’ll need just five ingredients for this super, smoky entrée.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1
package (1.1 oz) mesquite marinade mix for the grill
2/3
cup water
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
4
bone-in or boneless pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
1
large sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices

  • 1 In large shallow dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix marinade mix, water and oil. Add pork chops and onion; turn to coat. Cover dish or seal bag; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • 3 When grill is heated, remove pork and onion from marinade; reserve marinade. Place pork and onion on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, turning once and brushing frequently with marinade, until pork is no longer pink in center. Discard any remaining marinade.

Expert Tips

Pork chops are already tender, so this marinade is used primarily to flavor the meat. Note that marinade times are shorter when tenderizing is not necessary.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
1230mg
1230%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 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:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.