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Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub and Mango Salsa
lemony green beans

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

A quick Caribbean-inspired rub gives juicy pork chops a boost of flavor. Sweet, tangy salsa and lemony green beans round out this satisfying summer meal!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Pork Chops with Caribbean Rub:
  • Chili powder - 1 Tbsp
  • Smoked paprika (sub Paprika) - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1 tsp
  • Pork chops, bone-in or out - 4
  • Cooking oil - 1 Tbsp
Mango Salsa:
  • Bell peppers, red - 1/2, finely chopped
  • Red onions - 1/4, finely chopped
  • Mangos - 2, chopped
  • Rice vinegar - 2 tsp
Lemony Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Lemons - 1, zest and juice

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine chili powder, paprika, coriander, cumin, sugar, salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Bell peppers / Red Onions / Green beans / Lemons - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Season pork chops - Tenderize with a fork. Rub all sides with spice mix. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead) Take pork out of fridge 30 minutes before cooking.
  4. Make salsa - Cube mangos. Combine bell peppers, red onions, mangos and vinegar.

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Make

  1. If cooking pork on grill: Preheat grill to 500F (260C) degrees to get the grates nice and hot. Once grill hits 500F (260C), turn down the burners on one part of the grill, and add pork chops to the hottest part of the grill. Grill pork chops on each side for 3 minutes and then move them to the part of the grill with lower heat. Close cover and cook pork chops for another 3 to 8 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F (63C) degrees.
  2. If cooking pork on stovetop: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add cooking oil. Add pork chops to the pan and sear on both sides for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil and cook for another 3 to 6 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F (63C) degrees.
  3. Place green beans in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with a wet paper towel and microwave until tender (1 ½ minutes for thinner beans and closer to 2 ½ minutes for thicker beans). Toss with lemon zest and juice and season to taste with some salt and pepper.
  4. Serve pork chops with mango salsa over top and green beans on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (140)
Gluten-free (11)
Paleo (18)
Vegetarian (20)

66 reviews

Pork chops and salsa are delicious! Can do without green beans.

By: Karin
Posted: Dec 12, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Delicious, added some jalepano to the salsa and couscous on the side.

By: Sarah
Posted: Apr 04, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Salsa needed a bit more flavor but nice easy tasty meal. Kids liked veggies

By: maureen
Posted: Sep 02, 2015
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Straight to the top of our favorites list!

By: Juile
Posted: Jul 31, 2015
Diet: Original
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I made the pork chops and the salsa. I omitted the onions because we are not huge raw onion fans. I also added a little less chili powder. I didn't want it to be too spicy for the kids. Everything was DELICIOUS! It was so good my oldest son (13) asked me to make it again next week. The mango salsa added a great flavor to the pork.

By: Kia
Posted: Jul 30, 2015
Diet: Original
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This was a hit for everyone, even the kids. Make sure to double the spice recipe so you have it already prepped in the cupboard for next time. A few changes to the Mango salsa, I added 1/2 of a seeded jalepeno, lime juice instead of rice vinegar, cilantro and mint. I seasoned it to taste with a little bit of salt. I will definitely be making this recipe again.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jul 17, 2015
Diet: Original
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