Chops and Pineapple with Chili Slaw


Chili powder plays a big role in this main dish recipe, adding a hint of spice to both the grilled pork chops as well as the cabbage, onion, and sweet pepper slaw.

Chops and Pineapple with Chili Slaw
Photo: Andy Lyons
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 8 1/2 inch cuts boneless top loin pork chops (1-1/2 lb. total)

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ of a cored fresh pineapple, sliced

  • 3 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • of a small green cabbage, cored and sliced (about 5 cups)

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 small red sweet pepper, cut in strips


  1. Sprinkle chops with salt and 1 tsp. chili powder. For charcoal grill, cook chops and pineapple on uncovered grill directly over medium coals 6 to 8 minutes, until chops are done (160 degrees F), turning once. (For gas grill, preheat; reduce to medium. Grill chops and pineapple, covered.)

  2. Meanwhile, for chili slaw, in large bowl whisk together vinegar, juice, oil, sugar, and remaining 1/2 tsp. chili powder. Add cabbage, onion, and sweet pepper; toss. Season with salt and pepper. Serve chops with pineapple pieces and slaw. Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
12g Fat
20g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 97.4mg 487%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 877mg 19%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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