Marinated Pork Chops with Salsa

Marinated Pork Chops with Salsa
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Chill 6 hrs Grill 39 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 cups water
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup coarse salt
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 6 rib chops (10 ounces each, 1-1/4 inches thick)
Grilled Salsa:
  • 1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium-size onion, quartered
  • 3 jalapeno chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Make It

1. In medium-size saucepan, combine 2 cups of the water, sugar, salt and chili powder. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar and salt. Add remaining water; let cool.

2. In large bowl, combine pork chops and chili powder mixture. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.

Grilled Salsa:

3. Heat grill. Grill tomatoes, onion and chiles until charred, 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. In food processor, pulse chiles and onion until finely chopped. Transfer to bowl. Core tomatoes. Pulse in processor until coarsely chopped. Add to chiles along with cilantro, vinegar and salt. Refrigerate until serving time.

4. Drain pork chops; pat dry. Discard marinade. Grill until instant-read thermometer registers 160 degrees F, 12 to 14 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 346, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 97, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 35, sodium (mg): 596, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.