This was my absolute most favorite dinner as a kid. I used to request it for my birthday dinner every year. It’s still one of my favorites today. It’s super easy to make and oh so very tasty.
Pineapple Pork Chops
1/2 c soy sauce
1/4 c minced onion
1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
1 T brown sugar
1 20 oz can of pineapple rings in their own juice
2 pork chops
1. Mix the soy sauce, onion, garlic and brown sugar in a small bowl until the brown sugar is dissolved. Drain the juice from the pineapple rings into the bowl with the soy sauce mixture and stir to combine. Reserve the pineapple rings.
2. Place the pork chops into a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over the chops. Press all of the air out of the bag and seal. Marinate the pork chops in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours, turning the bag over occasionally.
3. Set your broiler pan about 5-6 inches from the broiler. Broil the pork chops for about 10 minutes, turning at the halfway point. Most of the time I broil the chops on a foil lined cookie sheet because that’s easier to clean up. Remove from the broiler and let rest for about 5 minutes. Serve with hot rice and the reserved pineapple.
If you would like, you can reserve a little bit of the marinade to drizzle over your rice. Just heat it up in the microwave for a minute or so to get rid of the sharp taste of the onion and garlic- unless you like the flavor of raw onion and garlic. I just drizzle some plain soy sauce over my rice.