Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork

Easy Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops

We are officially in the holiday season and for most of us, this means we are busier than normal, with jam packed weekends and longer to do lists.   But we still need to eat dinner every night, right? And if you have hungry kids, having easy and quick dinner recipes to get dinner done fast can be a huge stress reducer.

So here is one for you to put into use as we kick off this busy season.  You can prep before going out for the day, and then just put in the oven when you return.  It is a great kid friendly recipe and although it is certainly easy enough for busy weeknights, we think it is tasty and special enough for dinner guests -you could sprinkle with some chopped scallions or cilantro to give it that extra bit of color for guests.  The pineapple on the top gives it that holiday feel too!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup soy sauce (or tamari for gluten free)

3 garlic cloves, minced or thinly sliced

3 tbs rice wine vinegar

3 tbs water

3 tbs honey

2 lbs boneless pork chops

15 oz can of pineapple slices (can also use fresh)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400. In a small bowl, whisk soy sauce, garlic, rice vinegar, water, and honey.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Lay pork chops in baking dish, and place pineapple slices over top of chops.  Pour sauce over the top of pork and pineapple.  Bake about 20 mins, depending on thickness of chops (internal temp of 145 degrees).

Serving Suggestions:  perfect with mashed potatoes or rice to soak up extra sauce and a simple green veggie or salad.


 

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