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Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

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

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

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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