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Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoky Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Helloooo flavor! These succulent chops are rubbed with the best sweet and spicy rub in the world, and they’re grilled with a dose of smoke in the Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill. Add grilled pineapple salsa on top, and wowee, there’s serious flavor in every bite!

Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoked Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa on a white plate.

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Succulent pork chops are SO easy to make on the Ninja Woodfire Grill, and with a kiss of smoke, these chops have unbelievable flavor!

I used the grill setting and added woodfire smoke to turn these humble boneless pork chops into a masterpiece. I grilled the pineapple and veggies to make the salsa, and it has just the right amount of heat to go with the chops. All in all, it was an easy and delicious meal!

I really love using the Ninja Woodfire Grill when I don’t want to mess with the big grill and of course, this fun grill has the benefit of adding smoke to anything. I get WAY more smoke flavor on the chops compared to cooking them on the Traeger.

These chops taste like smoked pork chops, but because they’ve been grilled, the high heat sears the chops to lock in all the juices and moisture. So they’re meaty, juicy, a bit spicy, and 100-percent delicious!

Ninja Woodfire Grill Smoked Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa on a white plate.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH PINEAPPLE SALSA


  • A lick of smoke gives these chops so much more flavor!
  • They’re easy to make, and the whole recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Adjust the spice of the pineapple salsa to get it just right!

Ingredients

  • Boneless pork loin chops – About 1/2-inch thick.
  • Sweet & Spicy Pork Rub – Or your favorite pork rub.
  • Pineapple – You’ll need about three 1-inch thick slices; leave the core in.
  • Red bell pepper – Seeded and cut in half.
  • Red onion – You’ll need 3-4 slices. About half a large onion or a whole small one.
  • Jalapeno – Left whole.
  • Fresh cilantro – Washed and larger stems removed.
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.
  • Pellets – Mild is what I used for this pork recipe.
Labeled ingredients for the pork chops.
Labeled ingredients for the pineapple salsa.

How To Make Ninja Woodfire Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

  1. Turn the Ninja Woodfire Grill to the grill setting on high. When it is heated and has indicated that you can add the food, add the pineapple slices, red bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeno to the grill.
  2. Close the lid on the grill and cook on high for 3-4 minutes, then open the lid and flip everything over and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the onion is softened and the peppers are cooked.
  3. Remove the pineapple and veggies from the grill and set them aside.
  4. Press the woodfire flavor button. It should start igniting the wood pellets, and when that is done, it’ll let you know to add the chops.
  5. While the grill is igniting the pellets, rub the chops liberally with the pork rub.
  6. Add the chops to the grill when the grill says it is ready, and turn the heat down to medium.
  7. Close the lid and cook the chops for about 3 minutes, then flip and cook another 3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145-F on a digital meat thermometer.
  8. Remove the chops and set them aside to rest. Shut the grill down.
  9. Finely dice the grilled pineapple, removing and discarding the core. Chop the red bell pepper, seed and dice the jalapeno, and dice the red onion.
  10. Toss the grilled fruit and veggies with the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve the chops with the salsa and dig into flavor!
Ninja grill on a table.

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Don’t overcook the chops. Pull them out at 145-F and let them rest, and they’ll be moist and fabulous.
  • Boneless chops cook quickly! I cook these on medium, and they don’t take very long, so don’t walk away!
  • Make sure you add pellets to the hopper before hitting the Woodfire Flavor button.

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Make it A Meal

Wondering what to serve with your Woodfire Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa? I love this dish with a simple side of Spanish Rice or Bacon Fried Corn. Sides with complementary flavors, like Southwestern flavors, will work well with this dish. Add a side salad and you’ll be all set!

Storage

Pack any leftover grilled pineapple salsa and pork chops separately in airtight containers in the fridge for 2-3 days.

Step By Step Process

Ninja Woodfire Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa.

Chef Jenn
These grilled chops are meaty, juicy, tender, and loaded with flavor! A kiss of woodfire smoke adds flavor, and the punchy pop from the pineapple salsa puts this dish over the top! And, it's ready in about 30 minutes!
5 from 45 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 254 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Ninja Woodfire Grill
  • 1/2 cup Mild Ninja pellets

Ingredients
  

  • 4 each pork chops about 1/2 inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons pork rub

For the grilled pineapple salsa

  • 1 cups pineapple
  • 1 each red bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion sliced in rings
  • 1 each jalapeno
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Turn the Ninja Woodfire Grill to the grill setting on high. When it is heated and has indicated that you can add the food, add the pineapple slices, red bell pepper, red onion, and jalapeno to the grill.
  • Close the lid on the grill and cook on high for 3-4 minutes, then open the lid and flip everything over and cook another 2-3 minutes or until the onion is softened and the peppers are cooked.
  • Remove the pineapple and veggies from the grill and set them aside.
  • Press the woodfire flavor button. It should start igniting the wood pellets, and when that is done, it'll let you know to add the chops.
  • While the grill is igniting the pellets, rub the chops liberally with the pork rub.
  • Add the chops to the grill when the grill says it is ready, and turn the heat down to medium.
  • Close the lid and cook the chops for about 3 minutes then flip and cook another 3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145-F on a digital meat thermometer.
  • Remove the chops and set them aside to rest. Shut the grill down.
  • Finely dice the grilled pineapple, removing and discarding the core. Chop the red bell pepper, seed and dice the jalapeno, and dice the red onion.
  • Toss the grilled fruit and veggies with the chopped cilantro, lime juice, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the chops with the salsa and dig into flavor!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • Don’t overcook the chops. Pull them out at 145-F and let them rest, and they’ll be moist and fabulous.
    • Boneless chops cook quickly! I cook these on medium, and they don’t take very long, so don’t walk away!
    • Make sure you add pellets to the hopper before hitting the Woodfire Flavor button.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chopCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 30gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 68mgPotassium: 618mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 375IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 4mg
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