Mango Chipotle BBQ Pork Chop

July 1, 2024 / By Foodland

Mango Chipotle BBQ Pork Chop

"Take weeknight dinner to the next level with this recipe! So flavorful and delicious, you can also change it up and use chicken thighs or lamb chops." - Chef Nick Miguel, Chef de Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Pork
Servings 4


For Brine

  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Kosher salt
  • 4 cups Hot tap water
  • 4 cups Cold tap water
  • 4 pieces Center cut pork chops 1.5”

For Sauce

  • 1 piece Large ripe mango peeled & diced (about 12 oz.)
  • ½ cup Lime juice you may also sub rice vinegar
  • ½ cup Brown sugar
  • ½ can Chipotle peppers in adobo (about 3 oz.)
  • 1 tbsp Kosher Salt to taste
  • ½ bunch Cilantro, rough chopped optional
  • Sliced green onion for garnish optional


  • To prepare brine, in a large mixing bowl combine ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup kosher salt, and 4 cups of hot tap water. Whisk aggressively until sugar and salt dissolve. You may also add any additional aromatics at this point like crushed garlic, black peppercorns, and herb stems.
  • Add 4 cups cold tap water and stir to combine, then let brine cool to room temp.
  • Transfer pork chops to a Tupperware container and cover with cooled brine. Let marinate overnight for best results or a minimum of 4 hours if needed right away.
  • To prepare the sauce, combine all ingredient into a food processor or blender and process until smooth. At this point, you may add in ½ bunch of chopped cilantro if desired.
  • Once complete, split sauce into 2 portions: one for cooking and one for serving.
  • Drain brine away from pork chop and pat them dry to remove excess moisture.
  • Preheat your grill on medium high heat.
  • Oil pork chops lightly and grill on the hottest part of the grill to get perfect grill marks.
  • While cooking, baste BBQ sauce onto pork frequently to lacquer sauce onto meat.
  • Cook pork chops on each side for about 3 minutes or until an internal temp of 150F is achieved.
  • Remove pork chop from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice pork chops and garnish with chopped cilantro, sliced green onion, and serve with remaining BBQ sauce.
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