To me, this meal represents summertime cooking at its best. The aroma of the meat sizzling on the grill, made it very hard to wait for it all to be cooked and ready for eating. Our neighbor wandered over to share a glass of wine with us and commented on what was cooking and how delicious it smelled! 😀
One of the meats we particularly like is pork chops cooked on the grill. We spent a leisurely weekend at home when I planned this meal cooked completely on the grill that included this recipe for pork chops and grilled pineapple. The spice rub on the chops is made up of seven spices, giving the meat a bold and zesty flavor. This is counterbalanced by the sweetness of fresh pineapple. Along with this I made Hasselbach potatoes and cooked them on the grill also. Stay tuned for this recipe coming up tomorrow. To round out the meal we had fresh asparagus and homemade ice cream for dessert. (Also coming up this week.)
BARBECUE-RUBBED PORK CHOPS
Yield: Serves 4
- 1 Tbsp. light brown sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/8 tsp. ground allspice
- 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
- 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center cut loin pork chops trimmed (about 1/2 inch thick)
- cooking spray
- 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
1. Combine the first 9 ingredients; rub over both sides of pork. Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Coat the grid with cooking spray by rubbing with a paper towel sprayed with cooking spray.
2. When the grill is sufficiently hot, lay the chops and pineapple slices on the grill rack. The pork will cook in about 8 minutes, total. At about 4 minutes, turn the chops and pineapple over, and continue cooking until tender but still moist and juicy.
SOURCE: Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens
Mmm.. We love grilled pineapple with pork chops here too. Your rub looks similar to a red rub from the Dinosaur BBQ cookbook that we use. Meals on the bbq are the perfect summer meal (though lately, its so hot here that its difficult to stand over a hot grill).
It’s hot here, too. This week is going to be a scorcher!