These skillet BBQ Pork Chops with Pineapple are a delicious dinner you’ll want to remember for busy nights!
Hi Weary Chef readers, it’s Dee from Meatloaf and Melodrama, and I hope you’re hungry, because I’ve got an easy recipe for Hawaiian style BBQ pineapple pork chops for you today!
I have to confess that I don’t make pork chops that often. Usually, I’ll make pork roast in the slow cooker, and then we’ll have pulled pork sandwiches, carnitas or even pork roast soup for leftovers. But those are definitely fall and winter recipes, and since it’s still warm out, I wanted to pan fry the pork chops on the stove instead.
I should also confess that my kids are not that crazy about pork chops. Seriously, what’s wrong with them, right?! Anyway, whenever I make something that my kids aren’t crazy about, I usually add barbecue sauce. It’s one of my secret weapons, because those kiddos will eat just about anything if it has BBQ sauce. And if it has pineapple, even better!
This is a super simple, quick and easy recipe, and it comes together in less than 20 minutes. All you do is make the sauce, brown the chops, add the sauce to the pan, and let the chops simmer until done. I like to remove the pork from the pan and let the sauce boil and thicken before adding the meat back in, but I’ve also made it with just adding the sauce directly over the pork. It’s really fine either way. Just do what you find easier.
Now personally, I like to cook the pork chops in a cast iron skillet. It does an awesome job of browning the meat, and it holds heat well so the chops stay nice and warm. But any heavy skillet will work here. If you need an iron skillet, you can find one here on Amazon.
I’m happy to say that my family loved these Hawaiian BBQ pork chops. I served them over couscous, but you can use rice, quinoa or even mashed potatoes. Enjoy!