Dinner

Chipotle Pork Chops with Grilled Corn Salad

Cooking method:

Ninja® Foodi® XL Pro Grill & Griddle
  • Prep time: 5 mins
  • Total time: 29 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 4 people

Chipotle Pork Chops with Grilled Corn Salad

A little spicy, a little sweet, with hints of smoke, and packed with flavor—this meal is not only incredibly simple but also quick and impressive. I love to grill corn and peppers because it brings out their natural sugars, so they barely need any seasoning. The veggies are grilled first so that they have time to cool before assembling the salad. This recipe calls for thin boneless pork chops, which keeps cook times low. Feel free to swap in larger cuts; just don’t forget to increase the cook time. —Kelly Gray

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Substitution: Can’t find Cotija cheese? Use crumbled feta cheese instead.

Allergies

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This dish contains the following allergens: Dairy

Ingredients

  • 4 ears corn, shucked and cleaned
  • 1 red bell pepper, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 (4- to 6-ounce) Niman Ranch Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Loin Chop
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle seasoning blend
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Cotija cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

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Method

  • Step 1

    Evenly coat the corn and bell peppers with 2 tablespoons of canola oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 2

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to MAX, and set the time to 12 minutes. Press the dial to begin preheating.

  • Step 3

    When the unit beeps to signify it has preheated, place the corn and bell peppers on the grill. Close the hood to begin cooking.

  • Step 4

    When the unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, use silicone-tipped tongs to flip the vegetables. Close the hood and continue cooking.

  • Step 5

    Meanwhile, coat the pork chops with the remaining 1 tablespoon of canola oil and the chipotle seasoning.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, remove the vegetables and set aside to cool.

  • Step 7

    Select GRILL, set the temperature to HIGH, and set the time to 12 minutes. Press the dial to begin cooking. Since the grill will already be hot, skip preheating by pressing the PREHEAT button.

  • Step 8

    Place the pork chops on the grill, gently pressing down to maximize grill marks. Close the hood to begin cooking.

  • Step 9

    When the unit beeps and the display reads FLIP, use the tongs to flip the pork chops. Close the hood and continue cooking.

  • Step 10

    When cooking is complete, transfer the pork chops to a cutting board to rest for 5 minutes.

  • Step 11

    Carefully cut the corn kernels from the cob and dice the grilled peppers. Place them in a medium bowl and toss them with the Cotija cheese and oregano. Serve with the pork chops.