Citrus Marinated Pork Chops with Mango Black Bean Salsa -a juicy marinated pork chop grilled to perfection. Topped with a sweet and savory mango salsa!
So, is anyone else wondering what’s up with the weather???? We go from 75 to 45 in one day!! But I guess at least it isn’t snowing!
I have all these posts I want to share with you featuring some easy grilling recipes, but now all I want to post is soup! It’s a little hard to write about the perfect grilling weather and firing up the grill to cook on to help keep the heat out of the house when I’m sitting here wrapped in a blanket sipping on hot tea!
Enough about this crazy weather and on to these chops. As I mentioned these are grilled. These pork chops are marinated in a citrus sauce made from the zest and juices of an orange and lime. Throw in a little garlic, salt and pepper, let it sit for 8-24 hours and you will have some mighty tasty chops to toss on the bbq!
I then made a mango black bean salsa to top the chops with. The salsa couldn’t be easier and only requires a handful of ingredients. It adds another layer of flavor and gives the pork chops a summery feel. Don’t care to top your chops with the salsa, no worries they are still good on their own.
- 4-6 1 " bone in pork chops
- Zest and juice of 1 orange
- Zest and juice of 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons of any cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- MANGO BLACK BEAN SALSA
- 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 large mangos diced (peeling and seed removed) or 2 cups frozen diced mango, thawed
- 1/2 cup chopped red onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon each chili powder and cumin
- Juice of 1 lime
- small handful of cilantro chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
PORK CHOPS: In a small bowl combine the marinade ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour into a large resealable plastic bag and add in the pork chops. Seal and let sit for 8-24 hours.
Preheat the grill to a medium heat. Clean and oil grill grates. Place pork chops on grill and cook for 10 minutes on each side or until juices run clear and the center of the chop is no longer pink when cut.
MANGO BLACK BEAN SALSA: Meanwhile combine all salsa ingredients in a medium bowl and serve with pork chops.
*Can make salsa in advance.
*If you would like a spicy salsa add in some finely chopped jalapeno.