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Cuban Spiced Pork Chops


Ingredients:

  • 2(5 ounce) lean boneless pork chops
  • 2limes, juice of
  • 1⁄2teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1⁄4teaspoon onion powder
  • 1⁄4teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1⁄2teaspoon olive oil (optional)

Directions:

  • Trim excess fat from pork chops. Use a knife to cut shallow cross-hatch marks over both surfacesof the chops.
  • Mix all remaining ingredients together in a resealable bag or non-reactive container. Add the chops and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least an hour.
  • Grill or broil 8-10 minutes, turning once half way.

Reviews:

  • Chef Petunia

    The flavor of this recipe is pretty good, however, I still cannot grill pork without it getting dried out. I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing.

  • bdj1979

    Cut back on the lime juice as suggested by others but still far too strong a flavor. As well, 8 minutes was about 3 minutes too long to grill the chops, they turned out rather dry.

  • Chef Petunia

    The flavor of this recipe is pretty good, however, I still cannot grill pork without it getting dried out. I would definitely make these again. Thanks for sharing.

  • mommyoffour

    We enjoyed these for our Cuban meal. I served these with black beans and rice and corn on the cob. Delicious meal. thank you for posting your recipe.

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  • bkwilson

    While these are not bad, I agree with a review by Kat in DC – there are some missing flavors and the lime juice is too strong. Also, I usually find that ground spices require longer cooking when paired with citrus. I’ll probably make this again with some significant changes, including trying a version that braises the pork to tenderness. This recipe is a good start to something better.

  • Cluich

    Added a little mesquite seasoning and these were really good.

  • billyzoom666
  • Kitchen_Kouture

    Wow. This is excellent, and super easy. My husband grew up in the Valley, and loves lemon and limes. We make this recipe all the time.

  • evewitch

    These were easy and turned out somewhat flavorful despite the short marinating time. However, I thought that the lime was far more pronounced that the spices, which was a bit disappointing.

  • Denise H.

    The BEST pork chops ever! Followed the recipe exactly, using 1.5 pounds (3 thick) of pork chops and marinating for 4 hours. My daughter used to say "eww" to pork chops but tonight she went back for seconds! They were fabulous! Served with salad and plantains 🙂 Thanks for sharing! (Btw, cooking time varies depending on chop thickness. Did not use cooking times from the recipe, but our own eye.)

  • bkwilson

    While these are not bad, I agree with a review by Kat in DC – there are some missing flavors and the lime juice is too strong. Also, I usually find that ground spices require longer cooking when paired with citrus. I’ll probably make this again with some significant changes, including trying a version that braises the pork to tenderness. This recipe is a good start to something better.

  • Kitchen_Kouture

    Wow. This is excellent, and super easy. My husband grew up in the Valley, and loves lemon and limes. We make this recipe all the time.

  • bdj1979

    Cut back on the lime juice as suggested by others but still far too strong a flavor. As well, 8 minutes was about 3 minutes too long to grill the chops, they turned out rather dry.

  • Denise H.

    The BEST pork chops ever! Followed the recipe exactly, using 1.5 pounds (3 thick) of pork chops and marinating for 4 hours. My daughter used to say "eww" to pork chops but tonight she went back for seconds! They were fabulous! Served with salad and plantains 🙂 Thanks for sharing! (Btw, cooking time varies depending on chop thickness. Did not use cooking times from the recipe, but our own eye.)

  • smd3383

    these were ‘out of sight’ !

  • Cluich

    Added a little mesquite seasoning and these were really good.

  • evewitch

    These were easy and turned out somewhat flavorful despite the short marinating time. However, I thought that the lime was far more pronounced that the spices, which was a bit disappointing.

  • mommyoffour

    We enjoyed these for our Cuban meal. I served these with black beans and rice and corn on the cob. Delicious meal. thank you for posting your recipe.

  • smd3383

    these were ‘out of sight’ !

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