Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops

Move over, burgers! These chops gotta get on the grill!

  • Prep: 10 Mins (plus 2 hours for marinating)
  • Cook: 10 Mins
  • Portions: 4

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 4 Meridian Thick-Cut Boneless Pork Chops
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger, ground
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 pineapple, cut into chunks

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, onion powder, and garlic to make a marinade
  2. Place pork chops in a large resealable bag and add marinade to coat
  3. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours to overnight
  4. After marinating, transfer the pork chops to a shallow dish and pour marinade into a small saucepan
  5. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch into 2 tsp. of cold water
  6. Place saucepan of marinade over medium heat and bring to a boil
  7. Reduce the heat to low and whisk in the cornstarch mixture
  8. Cook, whisking until the sauce thickens, about 2 minutes
  9. Remove from heat and set aside
  10. Preheat grill to medium-high heat
  11. Lightly coat the grill rack with cooking spray
  12. Place the pork chops on the grill and cook until the internal temperature reaches 145F, brushing often with the baste as you grill
  13. Marinade pineapple chunks in sauce, then add pineapple chunks to the grill and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side
  14. Let the pork chops rest for 2 to 4 minutes before serving
  15. Place pineapple chunks on top of pork chops and serve with any remaining marinade

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