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BBQ Pork Chops with Papaya Salsa

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4 servings

Here's a flavorful way to prepare boneless pork chops: Marinate in a BBQ sauce blend and serve with a freshly prepared papaya-garlic-basil salsa.

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  • Blend barbecue sauce, 1 cup papaya and cumin in blender until smooth. Pour half the barbecue sauce mixture over chops in shallow glass dish. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Reserve remaining barbecue sauce mixture.
  • Meanwhile, gently combine remaining papaya, dressing, basil and garlic in small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Remove chops from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chops 5 to 6 min. on each side or until done (145°F), brushing occasionally with reserved barbecue sauce mixture. Remove from grill; let stand 3 min. Serve with papaya salsa.

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Make Ahead

Marinate pork chops as directed in refrigerator up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, remove from marinade and grill as directed.


Fresh mango or pineapple are a great replacement for papaya. Follow recipe as directed.


  • 4 servings

Healthy Living

  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
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Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Fruit
  • 1/2 Carbohydrate
  • 3 Meat (L)

Nutrition Bonus

The papaya in this flavorful, tropical dish is rich in vitamin C and a good source of vitamin A.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 200
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1.5g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 280mg
Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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