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Keep Grilling Through Fall & Winter with These Grilled Pork Chops and Apple Salsa

If you're in a warm-weather area like Arizona or Southern California then you know how awesome it is to enjoy grilling all year round. During the fall the family and I love to enjoy the outdoors and we definitely still have the grill going. But instead of the burgers and dogs of the summer, we throw on things like pork chops! Coupled with apples, it’s a perfect way to enjoy those seasonal flavors.

This recipe is going to be pretty simple. But the star of the show is this delicious apple salsa. It was my first time trying it and WOW! What a great combination with the grilled pork chops! Cilantro and red onions are already one of my favorite food pairs, but throwing in the sweetness of the apple and lemon juice are just magical and sort of sophisticated. And don’t worry, the kids loved it too.

The first thing you're going to make is the apple salsa.

I used this handy tool from OXO to help me chop the onions and apples. It’s such a fun tool! All you do is half your apple or onion, place it on the grid and press down for perfectly chopped veggies and fruit!

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Place it in a bowl and add lemon juice and cilantro.

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Next, you're going to prep your pork chops for the grill. I like to start them on the stove and then finish them on the grill but you can cook them fully on the grill if you like. All you need to season them with is salt and pepper! Nothing fancy.

I don’t usually get a chance to jump on the grill because my husband always beats me to it! He cracked open these beautiful BBQ tools from Schmidt Brothers to help him finish off the pork chops. This grill set is made from the same wood used for baseball bats and it’s just so handsome!

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Guys love that masculine look and the ash wood mixed with the stainless steel is so classy! It also comes with its own storage box too.

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Once you've finished grilling, you're ready to eat!

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Plate and serve the pork chops with the apple salsa and fresh lemon wedges.

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This is the perfect fall and winter grilling recipe! Let us know if you try it by tagging us on Instagram!

Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Salsa


Destiny Alfonso


November 28, 2020


December 2, 2020


5 servings

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

1 hours, 30 minutes


  • Pork Chops
  • 5 pork chops (bone in)
  • 4 tbsp butter (stick)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Apple Salsa
  • 2 gala apples cored, halved and diced
  • ½ cup red onion diced
  • ½ cup cilantro chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice


  1. For the Pork Chops:
  2. Rinse and dry pork chops with paper towels.
  3. In cast iron skillet over medium-high heat add 1/2 stick of butter until melted. Place pork chops in skillet and sear on each side for 1-2 minutes or until a nice golden color appears.
  4. Flip on the other side and do the same.
  5. Turn down heat and allow the pork chops to cook fully until they reach 145 degrees or finish on the grill.
  6. Finish on the grill by heating the grill to 300-350 degrees and cooking the pork chops until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.
  7. For the Apple Salsa:
  8. In a bowl combine diced apples and red onion. Add lemon juice and stir. Add in the cilantro and mix well.
  9. Plate and serve the grilled pork chops and top with apple salsa.

Nutrition Per Serving

Serving Size - 5
Calories - 380
Carbohydrate - 11g
Cholesterol - 93mg
Fiber - 2.4g
Protein - 18.4g
Fat - 29.2g
Saturated Fat - 13.4g
Sodium - 501mg
Sugar - 7.8g

Recipe Details

Cuisine - American
Category - Dinner

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