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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 4
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A Betty Crocker cookbook shares a healthy recipe! A rub of jerk seasoning gives lean chops extra zip.
Updated Jan 6, 2009

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Mango adds a tropical flavor that particularly enhances pork and chicken. If fresh mangoes aren't available, use fresh or frozen (thawed) peaches.
  • tip 2
    Use 2 tablespoons of purchased Jamaican jerk blend seasoning, available in the supermarket with the spices.

Nutrition

270 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 14g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
420mg
17%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
8g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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