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Tender Hawaiian Pork Chops

Paired with seasoned black beans, this sweet and savory pork dish is packed with flavor.


  • 4 thick pork chops
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 can pineapple rings in juice (keep the juice)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  1. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper. Pierce with a fork on all sides.
  2. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar, the soy sauce, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger and pepper.
  3. Add the pork chops to the bowl, making sure to cover well with the marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
  4. Grill the pork chops and pineapple rings on both sides, brushing with more marinade as they cook.
  5. For the beans: In a frying pan, melt the other 1/4 cup of brown sugar and add the crushed tomatoes. Add the beans. Mix well. Add the cumin and oregano, and mix well.
  6. Serve the pork chops alongside the grilled pineapple and beans.