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PF Kitchen: Chipotle Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Apricot Salsa

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INGREDIENTS: Grilled Apricot Salsa

  • 4 medium fresh apricots, halved and pitted
  • 3T red onion, finely chopped
  • 2T fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1T lime juice
  • 1/2 of a fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
Chipotle Grilled Pork Chops
  • 1 tsp packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground chipotle chile pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 4 (8 ounce) bone-in pork rib or loin chops, cut 3/4 to 1 inch thick and trimmed
  • 2 tsp oil (your choice)
  1. Prepare salsa: Grease grill rack; place apricots, cut sides down. on rack. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly charred. Remove; reduce heat to medium. Chop apricots.
  2. In a medium bowl combine chopped apricots, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, chile pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  3. Prepare pork chops: In a small bowl combine brown sugar, dry mustard, paprika, ground chipotle chile pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper to make a dry rub. Brush chops with oil. Sprinkle with dry rub; rub in with your fingers. Grill chops, covered, 12 to 15 minutes or until a thermometer registers 145 degrees F, turning once. Remove from grill; cover with foil and let stand 3 minutes. Serve chops with salsa. If desired, top with additional cilantro.
NUTRITION INFO: Serving Size: 1 chop and 1/4 cup salsa Per Serving: 233 calories, 9g fat, 2g sat fat, 76mg cholesterol, 358mg sodium, 7g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugar, 31g protein Reference:  www.eatingwell.com
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