Santa Fe Chops with Firecracker Salsa

By March 28, 2018 June 6th, 2018 Pork, Pork Entrees, Recipes
Santa Fe Chops with Firecracker Salsa

Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 4 – 24 hours
Cook Time: 20 minutes


6 boneless pork center loin chops, 1 1/2-inch thick
1 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 T ground black pepper
1/2 t salt

Firecracker Salsa

1 jalepeno chilie, seeded and minced
1 20-oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 medium cucumber, diced
1 T fresh lime juice
1 T brown sugar
Pinch of salt


  1. Firecracker Salsa
    • In small bowl, stir together pineapple tidbits, diced cucumber, lime juice, brown sugar, salt and jalapeno chile (Wear rubber gloves when handling hot chile).
    • Cover and refrigerate 4-24 hours to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  3. In small bowl, mix together chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt.
  4. Rub evenly onto both sides of chops.
  5. Grill chops directly over fire for a total of 12-15 minutes, turning once.
  6. Serve with Firecracker Salsa.

Serving Suggestions
Southwest-seasoned chops arrive from the grill to be dressed with a sweet-hot pineapple-jalapeno-cucumber salsa. Hot cornbread with honey-butter makes a great accompaniment.

Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.

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